Presstek Debuts New Offset Press
Presstek, Inc., a supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, has announced that Graph Expo 2010 will mark the North American debut of its new 75DI digital offset press.
This highly automated 4- to 10-color press with optional inline aqueous coater provides print operations with extreme efficiency, the highest offset quality and minimal environmental impact. Graph Expo, scheduled for October 3-6, 2010, at Chicago's McCormick Place, will also feature the Presstek 52DI-AC. These digital offset presses are designed to meet the growing need for cost-effective color offset print in runs of 500 to 20,000, bridging the gap between digital toner and conventional offset printing and making them a complementary addition to print shops of all sizes. Presstek will be located in Booth 2600 at the show.
"The global debut of the 75DI at IPEX was a resounding success," said Jeff Jacobson, Chairman, President & CEO of Presstek, "and we are excited about bringing this fabulous product to North America for its first public display at Graph Expo. Based on our experience at IPEX earlier this year, we anticipate that we will be very busy with demonstrations of this breakthrough product, which features a complete job-to-job changeover including platemaking of six minutes and a cost per page of about a penny. The Presstek 52DI-AC, a landscape format two-page press with an inline aqueous coater will also be featured on our booth."
With a Presstek DI digital offset press, a digital file is sent directly to the press without the use of offline platemaking processes. All plates are simultaneously imaged on press in precise register; automated press settings ensure consistently high quality throughout the run without significant operator intervention. Presstek's portfolio of DI digital offset presses provides the most environmentally-friendly offset printing solution on the market. Environmental benefits include chemistry-free on-press platemaking, waterless printing, support for recycled papers and vegetable-based inks, no use of fountain solutions significantly reducing VOC's, and fast makeready resulting in significantly reduced waste.