Presstek Anthem Pro Chemistry-Free Plate Wins Positive Customer Response
HUDSON, NH—September 12, 2006—Presstek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRST), a leading manufacturer and marketer of environmentally responsible digital offset printing solutions for the graphic arts markets, reports that Anthem Pro, the most recent addition to Presstek’s portfolio of chemistry-free CTP plates is receiving very positive customer reception. Customer feedback indicates that Anthem Pro is delivering the chemistry-free benefits that printers are looking for as they pursue improvements in productivity and profitability.
“A truly chemistry-free plate streamlines workflow, eliminates variation in process control, saves time and material costs, and protects our environment,” states John O’Rourke, Presstek’s CTP systems marketing director. “Our customers are realizing those chemistry-free benefits with the Presstek Anthem Pro plate. They are getting great on-press performance and improving quality while eliminating the complications and costs of chemistry with this truly chemistry-free plate.”
Anthem Pro is a new generation chemistry-free thermally imaged digital plate that combines the significant advantages of chemistry-free operation and proven capabilities of a grained anodized surface. There is no need for the added steps of gumming, baking or chemical processing of the plate. Anthem Pro requires only a simple water rinse after imaging to prepare the plate for printing. In combination with Presstek’s Dimension series of thermal platesetters, Anthem Pro delivers a high performance print solution with a streamlined workflow and high quality printed results, supporting run lengths up to 100,000 impressions.
“We are very pleased with the results of the Anthem Pro plate,” say John Chin of Telegraphix Inc. in New York. “The press performance is excellent and we are getting great print results with this grained plate. Best of all, we are achieving significant savings in our platemaking operation by eliminating the plate developing chemistry, as well as the costs associated with its storage and disposal. The chemistry-free process streamlined our workflow and delivered great results. We are experiencing fast roll-up and great color stability throughout the press run.”