Presstek Announces Availability of Presstek 52DI® Press for the North American Market
The 52DI automates additional tasks from the amount of ink required per plate through to cleaning the blanket and plates. This automated changeover allows the press operator to perform other tasks, improving overall shop productivity while producing four-color makereadies in approximately 10 minutes – including plate imaging and sellable color within about 20 sheets. The speed and efficiency of the 52DI’s makeready represents a significant waste reduction compared to conventional offset. These time saving features, and the faster drying time of waterless ink, enable the fast turn around of high-quality print jobs – including same day service, while reducing costly waste and increasing profitability.
More work can be produced on the 52DI in less time than with a conventional press and it eliminates the workflow steps and costs associated with other methods of printing plate production, while being less dependent on operator training and experience.
The waterless technology of the landscape format 52DI press, in addition to the unique 2:1 roll out ratio of the 52DI’s ink train, provide the benefits of unparalleled ink coverage and the ability to print solids more easily. The waterless process of the DI press produces a broader color gamut with a very thin ink film and eliminates the struggle to manage ink and water balance. Printing with a thin film of ink maintains the clarity of color and offers the ability to easily print solids – even a four color black.
The landscape orientation and 52cm design (20.47 x 14.76 inches or 520 x 375mm sheet size) of the Presstek 52DI press provides more efficient sheet utilization and addresses a wider range of applications. Printing jobs such as business cards, post cards, invitations and similar applications can be completed in fewer sheets, in less time, and with less waste. This format also expands business opportunities for printing oversized pieces such as book covers with large spines, and easily accommodates jobs with full bleeds, register marks and control bars.