Business Cards Tomorrow (BCT) Installs Second Presstek Direct Imaging (DI®) Press
HUDSON, NH—June 28, 2006—Presstek, Inc., (Nasdaq:PRST), a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-tech digital imaging solutions for the graphic communications industry, today announced that Business Cards Tomorrow (BCT) has installed two Presstek Direct Imaging (DI) presses in its Tempe, Arizona and Denver, Colorado sites to support increased demand for short run, high quality, fast turnaround printing of business cards, brochures and other materials.
“We took delivery of our first DirectPress 5634DI press in March of this year,” said Mark Ell, Chief Financial Officer and Owner, BCT Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. “We were so excited about the results it delivered for our business that after three weeks, we placed an order for a second unit which is currently being installed in our Denver, Colorado operation.”
The DI press is a highly automated offset press that combines imaging, media and press technology in a unified system where all four printing plates are imaged simultaneously on-press in precise register. In its fourth generation, today’s DI presses provide automated support for 300 lpi printing and stochastic screening. In addition, the DI press automatically adjusts the amount of ink according to the image on each plate. All of this results in very high-quality output and a makeready time significantly faster than any other offset printing process.
“We are delighted to be partnering with BCT Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico as they shift their manufacturing model to better address their customers’ needs,” said Peter Bouchard, Presstek’s Marketing Vice President. This is just one example of how the more efficient manufacturing process and high output quality of today’s DI presses is changing the very nature of offset printing in a market that is increasingly demanding shorter runs, faster turnaround times and no compromise in quality.”
Since 1981, Business Cards Tomorrow has provided wholesale printing services to the Phoenix metropolitan area. Under the leadership of founding owners Jim and Rose Matchinsky, BCT Arizona began its tradition of service to its customers and innovation in the industry. The family-owned business has expanded its BCT franchise operation to encompass manufacturing plants in Colorado and New Mexico. The company produces a wide range of printed materials for the trade, including business cards and stationery, brochures, notepads, labels and rubber stamps, and more.