Presstek Announces Variable Data Capability for Presstek 75DI Digital Offset Press
Unique Hybrid Printing System Combines Presstek's Proven DI Technology With Integrated Inkjet Heads
GREENWICH, CT—May 3, 2012—Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced that it is now possible to order a Presstek 75DI press with integrated inkjet heads, enabling the inline application of variable data. Presstek will be discussing this exciting new capability at drupa 2012. Visitors will find Presstek in Hall 4 Stand 4B03 during drupa.
“Using inkjet technology to add variable information to DI printed sheets in one pass opens the door to many new applications for DI printers,” said Joe Demharter, Presstek’s Vice President of Sales. “This hybrid printing system combines two digital technologies to create one optimized system for addressing, numbering, bar coding, targeted promotional information and other variable data applications while still maintaining the ultra high quality and extreme automation that are signature DI press capabilities.”
Presstek 75DI presses with variable data capability will be custom ordered and specially configured for each client's needs and can be configured with a number of inkjet heads. An inkjet configured 75DI will support stock from 0.04 to 0.3mm at speeds of up to 10,000 sheets per hour. Currently each inkjet head has a printable width of 106 mm and a resolution of 600 x 600 dpi.
The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29˝ (B2+) digital offset press that is available with a full range of productivity enhancing options, including an inline aqueous coater. The 75DI features support for 300 lpi and FM screening, six-minutes from digital file to sellable sheet and a small environmental footprint. The press prints up to 16,000 six-up sheets per hour.
“By adding variable data functionality to the Presstek 75DI we have expanded the range of capabilities that commercial printers can realize from the low cost per page and the high quality of DI waterless printing to now include the flexibility of adding unique personalized information to each sheet,” adds Demharter.
Presstek, Inc. is a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries. Presstek’s DI digital offset solutions bridge the gap between toner and conventional offset printing, enabling printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high quality, short run color printing with a fast turnaround time while providing improved profit margins. The company’s CTP portfolio ranges from two-page to eight-page systems, many of which are fully automated. These systems support Presstek’s line of chemistry-free plates as well as Aeon, a no preheat thermal plate which offers run lengths up to one million impressions. Presstek also offers a range of workflow solutions, pressroom supplies, and reliable service. Presstek is well positioned to support print environments of any size on a worldwide basis.