Presstek Sells Two More 75DI Digital Offset Presses
GREENWICH, CT—Dec. 06, 2011—Presstek Inc. announced the sale of two 75DI digital offset presses in North America. The first, a five-color Presstek 75DI with coater, was sold to a commercial print operation in the Midwest. The second, a four-color model, was sold to a West Coast communications company. Presstek has sold seven 75DI presses since the product was commercialized this year, five of which are to be installed in North America.
“It is very exciting to see the momentum around our 75DI program continue to grow,” said Jeff Jacobson, Presstek’s chairman, president and CEO. “We have been thrilled with the market reaction to this dynamic and versatile press. When printers see the press in action they recognize immediately the productivity and profitability that it can bring to their businesses. The return on investment statistics are truly remarkable.
“The real key for one of these customers was the fact we were able to run 11 jobs of 1,000 sheets each in just over three hours,” Jacobson continues. “The speed and quality of the 75DI truly amazes our customers. We are equally pleased with the positive reaction we are receiving from our potential packaging customers, as this will be a fairly new market segment for Presstek.”
The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29˝ digital offset press that is available in four- to 10-color configurations. It has a full range of productivity enhancing options, including an inline aqueous coater. The 75DI features support for 300 lpi and FM screening, six-minute job-to-job turnover (including on-press plate imaging), and a small environmental footprint. The press prints up to 16,000 six-up sheets or 96,000 letter-sized pages per hour.
“The 75DI will allow these companies to profitably and cost efficiently deliver the high quality shorter run printing that their customers need within the rapidly tightening delivery times today’s customers are demanding,” said Joe Demharter, Presstek’s vice president of sales. “Both companies were attracted by the efficiency and quality of the press, as well as its small physical and environmental footprint. The fact that they did not need a separate platemaking process and the 75DI’s 29” sheet size were also significant factors in their decision-making process.”
Presstek Inc. is a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries. Presstek’s DI digital offset solutions bridge the gap between toner and conventional offset printing, enabling printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high quality, short run color printing with a fast turnaround time while providing improved profit margins. The company’s CTP portfolio ranges from two-page to eight-page systems, many of which are fully automated. These systems support Presstek’s line of chemistry-free plates as well as Aeon, a no preheat thermal plate which offers run lengths up to one million impressions. Presstek also offers a range of workflow solutions, pressroom supplies, and reliable service.