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Expanded Presstek DI® Digital Offset Press Portfolio Will Be On Display at IPEX

May 19, 2010
• New Presstek 75DI featuring six minute job-to-job turnover makes worldwide debut
• Presstek 52DI-AC on exhibit for the first time in Europe

BIRMINGHAM, UK—May 19, 2010—Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that it will be demonstrating a wide-range of DI digital offset presses at IPEX, scheduled for May 18-25, 2010, in Birmingham, UK. Presstek will be located in Hall 7, Stand C480. The Presstek 75DI press will make its worldwide debut at the show, and the Presstek 52DI-AC will be on exhibit for the first time in Europe. These highly automated digital offset presses deliver exceptional quality and cost-effective short-run color to the world of offset. With optimum print runs of 500 to 20,000, Presstek DI digital offset presses bridge the gap between digital toner and conventional offset printing, making them a complementary addition to print shops of all sizes.

"We will be featuring the new Presstek 75DI at IPEX," said Jeff Jacobson, Chairman, President & CEO of Presstek. "We believe that many larger printers have been waiting for a press that offers the business advantages of the Presstek 75DI to round out their production portfolios. We anticipate strong market approval of this breakthrough product when visitors see it being demonstrated on the IPEX show floor."

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 help ensure consistently high quality throughout the run without significant operator intervention. With the new Presstek 75DI a complete makeready, including plate imaging, takes only six minutes.

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 of recycled papers and vegetable-based inks, no use of fountain solutions significantly reducing VOC's, and fast makeready which results in significantly reduced waste.

"Many forces have combined to raise the interest in environmentally friendly printing," said Guy Sasson Presstek’s President, Europe, Africa, and Middle East Region. "This includes print buyers looking for printers to produce printed materials in a more sustainable manner, rising commodity prices such as paper, ink and energy, increased government regulations, and the demand for shorter runs. These changes are part of the ever evolving marketplace, and innovative solutions like Presstek DI digital offset presses are meeting these requirements."
 

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