Presstek Announces ECO-UV Integrated Curing System for DI Digital Offset Presses
HUDSON, N.H. — June 6, 2016 — Presstek, provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, announced that Presstek DI digital offset press owners and print service providers who are looking for an affordable way to quickly expand their capabilities are showing keen interest in the new ECO-UV Integrated Curing System for DI presses being showcased on the drupa show floor in Presstek’s Stand Hall 15/D59.
“When commercial, packaging and in-plant printers come into our stand and see the quality and speed with which the Presstek DI ECO-UV press prints on plastic; they are very impressed,” says Ralph Jenkins, director of worldwide sales and marketing, Presstek. “Then, when they find out that this quality and speed is not limited to nonporous substrates, such as plastic and vinyl, but extends to traditional paper and board, that is when they really get excited. They say that the ability to easily deliver a wider range of applications on a broader range of substrates at an affordable price point will not only increase their current customer’s satisfaction, but it will retain them and bring in new customers.
“These visitors to our stand also note that the rich color printing on specialty substrates, coupled with the scuff-resistant, instant drying time benefits of UV printing will give them a definitive competitive edge. It opens up new capabilities to quickly turn around high-value printing jobs; such as plastic cards, packaging, labels, point-of-purchase materials and unique direct mail pieces.
“They really like the fact that the DI ECO-UV digital offset press offers them an affordable way to get into the UV printing market. Plus, current Presstek 34DI and 52DI press owners can have the ECO-UV installed as a field upgrade.
“In addition, these print service providers have told us that they see the benefits of competitively differentiating with the eco-friendly nature of the DI ECO-UV press. Presstek DI’s waterless press design and on-press chemistry-free imaging technology deliver significant advantages for the environment. Plus, there are energy savings with ECO-UV; it is about 70% more efficient than standard UV and generates less heat, which results in superior sheet control and less stock deformation.
“The reason I believe that we have a winner with the new ECO-UV Integrated Curing System for DI Digital Offset Presses is in the wrap up of our conversations with DI ECO-UV demo attendees. They tell us about how they can envision their business becoming more capable, profitable, competitive and environmentally responsible with this new innovative product.”
About Presstek LLC
Presstek provides printing solutions that are eco-friendly and engineered to streamline workflow as well as increase productivity, efficiency and profits for print providers. Presstek’s core product portfolio includes: four- to six-color DI digital offset presses; thermal and inkjet CTP systems; and printing plates for DI presses and CTP applications (waterless, thermal and inkjet). DI presses and thermal CTP systems are offered as new systems and certified pre-owned. In addition to product offerings, Presstek is a multi-vendor service provider with a global network of expert service technicians supporting prepress, press, and postpress equipment including Presstek brands and other well-known industry brands.