Impressions Alliance 9000 Invests in Presstek 52DI-AC Digital Offset Press
After an extensive investigation into available solutions, Impressions Alliance 9000 narrowed its choice to two presses in the 52 cm class: Presstek’s 52DI-AC and a competing waterless offset press. “A major consideration in our selection of the Presstek 52DI-AC was its chemistry-free on-press platemaking,” explains Stéphane Jean. “This was a major advantage for Presstek, since our prepress department was not equipped to produce waterless offset plates and we did not want to invest in an additional platemaker. Of course, the 52DI’s superior print quality and lower cost of ownership were critical decision factors as well.”
Impression Alliance 9000's Presstek 52DI-AC digital offset press with in-line aqueous coating was installed in March 2010. Within two weeks, the unit was fully functional and user training was complete. Two weeks later, the company was in full production with its new 52DI-AC. "We were particularly satisfied with Presstek's support in the early stages," Stéphane Jean said. "We were impressed with the level of skill and expertise of the Presstek technical staff. Thanks to their commitment and support, combined with the very short learning curve required to operate the press, we were in production earlier than expected."
Alliance 9000 is now in a position to offer high quality print work in short to medium runs with very short notice and at a competitive price, something its customers have been quick to take advantage of. "We have strengthened our relationship with our customers, increasing our business with existing customers and gaining new customers as well. That's what a clever investment can do for you," Stéphane Jean concludes.
Presstek DI Makes a Difference
Presstek DI digital offset presses image chemistry-free plates on press in precise register. With a DI press, a digital file is sent directly to the press without the use of traditional offset or computer-to-plate processes. Automated press settings ensure high quality consistently throughout the run without significant operator intervention. With the 52DI-AC, a print shop can go from digital file to sellable sheet in as little as ten minutes. In addition, its waterless printing process ensures that printed sheets dry quickly and at the highest quality even with heavy ink coverage.