First Presstek 52DI® Digital Offset Press Installed In North America
HUDSON, NH—October 12, 2006—Presstek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRST), a leading manufacturer and marketer of environmentally responsible digital offset printing business solutions for the graphic arts markets, today announced that Murray Print Shop in St. Louis, MO, is the first print service provider in North America to install a Presstek 52DI press. The Presstek 52DI, first demonstrated in Birmingham, UK during IPEX in April of this year, will be making its North American debut at Graph Expo, North America’s largest printing trade show, being held at McCormick Place, Chicago October 15-18, 2006. Presstek will be demonstrating the 52DI, DirectPress DI and its complete line of chemistry-free CTP solutions in booth #3822.
“Like most printers today, we are faced with an increasing demand for four-color printing with shorter runs and faster turnaround times,” said Tim Alton, president of Murray Printing, a third-generation, family owned printing business. “We installed our first DI press in 2004 to accommodate this need and immediately realized the benefits. Our business has grown to the point where the decision to upgrade to the Presstek 52DI was an easy one. Its larger format size and increased throughput allows us to produce even more printing projects per day, while keeping up with the exacting demands of our customers. It is the ideal complement to our two-color and digital toner-based presses.”
“We are excited about what the 52DI can do for Murray Print Shop and for the industry,” said Ed Marino, Presstek’s president and CEO. “Leading print service providers like Murray Print Shop are listening to their customers and implementing solutions that meet today’s mainstream market needs for high quality, fast turnaround, short run color work. We believe that the 52DI is going to bring the breakthrough levels of productivity and profitability that printers like Murray Print Shop are looking for today. The 52DI is more than another great technology; it offers a vital solution for the business needs of today’s print service provider for main stream short-run quality color at a profitable price point. It is a tool that can be used to expand the business opportunity for print service providers and the quality of service they offer their customers.”