Presstek 52DI Generates New Era of Growth and Profitability for Odyssey Digital Printing
“Like a lot of mid-size printers, Odyssey Digital Printing was faced with the challenge of needing to improve its digital printing capabilities while growing its business,” said Emile Tabassi, vice president of North American sales for Presstek. “The 52DI’s efficiency, high-quality, and versatility allow Odyssey Digital Printing to adjust its business model to fit today’s more competitive market while improving profitability.”
Since the introduction of the first Presstek-enabled DI press, Presstek has continued to apply innovative advances to the imaging, plate and press design in DI presses, creating an optimized printing solution that increases quality, while improving speed, reliability and overall price performance.
The latest generation DI press, the Presstek 52DI, delivers a cost per typical page that is on average about half as much per page as that of a comparable job run on high-volume, color, toner-based digital equipment, according to InfoTrends’ U.S. Print On Demand Market Forecast: 2005-2010. The 52DI digital offset press images all four plates simultaneously on-press in precise register and outputs a 16 micron spot with automated support for 300 lpi and FM screening. In addition, it 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 other offset printing processes. File-to-sellable printing sheet occurs in 10 minutes, and the DI prints up to 10,000 impressions per hour with a maximum image area of 20.07 x 14.17 inches per sheet – one of the largest print areas available in its class.
Summary of Presstek 52DI Benefits
The Presstek 52DI offers the following advantages for the on demand offset printing market:
• Broad range of substrate thickness up to 20pt. (0.06mm to 0.5mm)
• Maximum sheet size of 20.47” x 14.76”
• Environmentally friendly