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Presstek to Unveil Innovative Digital Offset, CTP Products at drupa

March 29, 2012

“The combination of the 75DI and our new product announcements provide exciting possibilities for Presstek’s existing and future customers—we are looking forward to showing them at drupa,” said Stan Freimuth, Presstek’s Chairman, President & CEO.

Presstek’s Expanded Digital Plate Portfolio Covers Digital Plate Needs for Larger Printers

At drupa 2012, Presstek will also be showcasing its expanded line of thermal CTP plates.

“The Presstek plate portfolio offers solutions that encompass a wide range of printing needs with high quality plates that can be imaged on industry-standard 830 nm thermal platesetters, including Presstek devices,” said Freimuth. “This, combined with our outstanding service and support, has us well positioned to supply larger shops and offers a terrific alternative to the traditional plate suppliers in the market.”

Thermal digital plates from Presstek include:

PhD 830: a negative working ablation-free pre-heat thermal plate supporting run lengths of 250,000 without baking and a million plus with an optional post-bake. PhD 830 requires less chemistry, less power, and has a wider pre-heat latitude than competitive plate products. PhD also has high resistance to pressroom chemicals and on-press abrasion.

Aeon: a positive-working, high resolution, no-preheat thermal CTP plate that offers run lengths up to 200,000 without baking; an optional post-bake enables runs of up to one million. Aeon has a strong resistance to UV inks and solvents and can be used in both UV and conventional printing without any sacrifice in productivity or quality.

Aurora EXP: a true chemistry-free daylight-safe metal plate that can be imaged on a range of thermal platesetters. Aurora is rated up to 50,000 impressions. Its simple chemistry-free process requires only a water wash after imaging with no need for chemistry before mounting on press.

Freimuth concludes, “In addition to having the right products at the right time in a highly competitive and dynamic market, Presstek has a commitment to providing a level of personalized service that is often lacking when dealing with other suppliers. We look forward to discussing our full range of products and services with visitors at drupa.”

About Presstek

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. Presstek is well positioned to support print environments of any size on a worldwide basis.

Source: Presstek.

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