Presstek and Customers to Showcase On Demand Printing Solutions
Presstek’s Digital Solutions Address Mainstream On Demand Printing Requirements for Faster Speed, Superior Output and Greater Profitability
HUDSON, NH—April 2, 2007—Presstek Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, will demonstrate how to deliver increased profitability and higher printing quality at the upcoming On Demand Conference and Expo. In addition, Presstek customers will speak on conference panels, outlining how they have successfully addressed today’s printing challenges.
During the conference – April 16-19 at Boston’s Convention & Exhibition Center – Presstek will demonstrate its flexible and efficient printing solutions that yield superior quality in a cost-effective manner. A typical job on a direct-to-press – or Direct Imaging (DI®) – device, such as a Presstek 52DI, costs 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.
With over 3,000 DI systems installed worldwide, Presstek’s family of DI presses continues to offer a competitive advantage in the short-run growth market segment. InfoTrends market data further states that run lengths between 250 and 10,000 impressions represent the market’s “sweet spot,” particularly suited to Presstek solutions.
“Presstek solutions are designed to deliver the most profitable short-run color in the on demand space,” said Todd Chambers, Presstek’s chief marketing officer. “By delivering fast turnaround, cost-effective, superior quality through the combination of digital and offset, DI presses help drive our customers’ business growth. Our customers continually demonstrate how the DI has helped them become more competitive in their market.”
Customer Testimonials: Real World View of DI Printing
Boston’s Copy Cop CEO Grover Daniels will be among the speakers at On Demand. Daniels notes that when he acquired Copy Cop in 2004, his 3000+ customers were expressing the need for higher quality, short-run offset printing solutions. While leases and monthly click charges for high-end, toner-based, digital printers proved cost-prohibitive, the Presstek DI offered an affordable solution with outstanding quality, according to Daniels.
“Having retail locations, an online and offline presence and a high-quality DI press allows us to grow the printing business faster than traditional printers,” Daniels said. “With the DI, we can deliver first-class customer service and become a market leader in short-run printing demands.”
Due to the Presstek DI’s ability to complement both conventional offset and toner-based devices, Presstek customers have successfully met today’s printing challenges. In addition to Daniels, the other Presstek customers who will be discussing their experiences at On Demand are:
Matt Doran, President, Andstadt Printing, York, PA
Mitch Freundlich, CEO, AccelaGraphics of New England, Westborough, MA and President of NAQP (National Association of Quick Printers)
Previewing Presstek Products
Conference attendees will be able to view hands-on demonstrations of Presstek products, talk with company executives and learn how their firms can differentiate themselves and grow their businesses by implementing Presstek DI solutions.
Presstek will have the following products on display:
The Presstek 52DI – This landscape digital offset press operates at up to 10,000 impressions per hour with a maximum page size of 20.47 x 14.76”.
The Presstek 34DI – This portrait format digital offset press produces up to 7,000 13.39 x 18.11” sheets per hour.
Summary of Presstek DI Benefits
The 52 and 34 DIs offer the following advantages:
• 50% cost savings per letter-sized page
• 250 to 10,000 impression “sweet spot” range
• Increased competitiveness in short-run market
• Up to14,000 to 20,000 letter-sized pages per hour
• Highly automated operation in a digital workflow
• Color consistency: sheet-to-sheet, job-to-job, day-to-day
• Same day turnaround capability
Expands capabilities and enhances business performance
• Superior quality up to 300 lpi and FM screening
• Metallic and specialty ink handling, including heavy coverage
• Print on a wide range of substrates: from plastic to heavy card stock to onion skin (0.06 mm to 0.5 mm)
Presstek products and company executives will be located in Booth #1043 at On Demand. To reserve a personal demonstration there or for more information about Presstek Open Houses scheduled in a venue near you, visit http://www.presstek.com/events or call 1-800-524-0003 x3599 (1-603-594-8585, x. 3599 from outside the United States).
Presstek, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high tech digital imaging solutions to the graphic arts and laser imaging markets. Presstek’s patented DI®, CTP and plate products provide a streamlined workflow in a chemistry-free environment, thereby reducing printing cycle time and lowering production costs. Presstek solutions are designed to make it easier for printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high-quality, shorter print runs and faster turnaround while providing improved profit margins. Presstek subsidiary, Lasertel, Inc., manufactures semiconductor laser diodes for Presstek’s and external customers’ applications. For more information visit www.presstek.com, or call 603-595-7000 or email: email@example.com.