Presstek 75I Digital Offset Press Adds Automatic Perfecting, UV Printing Options
New capabilities expand range of addressable applications for breakthrough press
GREENWICH, CT—May 6, 2012—Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that it will be offering automatic perfecting and UV curing options for its flagship 75DI digital offset press at drupa 2012. Presstek will be located in Hall 4 Stand 4B03 at the show, where the company will also have on display its broad range of thermal digital plates. During drupa, Presstek will feature a five color 75DI with an inline aqueous coater equipped with the new Virtuoso Print Quality System.
“Adding automatic perfecting and UV printing options to the 75 DI press significantly expands the range of applications a 75DI owner can address,” said Stan Freimuth, Presstek’s Chairman, President & CEO. “Each 75DI press will be configured to meet the needs of its buyer, and we expect that there will be a great deal of interest in these new developments at drupa, especially from larger printers, specialty operations and the packaging industry.”
Two New Presstek 75DI Configurations Available
Details of these two options include:
• Automatic Convertible Perfecting. A perfecting device on the 75DI can be automatically converted between normal printing and perfecting. Up to 10 towers can be included in the perfecting configuration. Perfecting is possible at up to 15,000 sheets per hour, making the 75DI one of the fastest perfecting presses in the industry. Single-pass perfecting boosts productivity and further reduces cycle time on what is already one of the most productive presses on the market.
• UV Printing. The 75DI can now be equipped with interdeck UV dryers and a UV coater, making possible high-value-added printing on specialty substrates such as film, metalized paper and other non-absorptive media, as well as lenticular printing. In addition to adding value to printed materials, such as surface protection and glossy finishes, UV printing also shortens drying time for faster finishing and delivery of high quality printed materials.