Presstek DI Sees Strong Acceptance at On Demand Show
Tom Roberts, president of Furbush-Roberts Printing, in Bangor, Maine installed a new Presstek DI three months ago. “The DI has accomplished two things for us,” Roberts said. “First of all, it allows us to compete in the on demand short run color market. This was why we acquired the press and our expectations are being met. Secondly, it has opened doors to new business. We are attracting new customers because of the DI’s ability and are obtaining a range of jobs from these accounts. This impact on our business has been a pleasant surprise.”
This year’s show marked the first time that Presstek displayed the DI presses under its own banner at the On Demand show. With over 3,000 DI systems installed worldwide, Presstek’s family of DI presses has grown into a mainstream product that has been embraced by an increasing number of printers worldwide.
“Our strong sales and the highly qualified prospects from the show prove that Presstek has solutions for the on demand market and is committed to helping printers become more profitable and competitive,” said Emile Tabassi, Presstek, vice president, North American sales. “Established DI users in attendance discussed their DI printing successes with prospects which clearly illustrated the benefit a DI press can bring to a shop.”
Presstek displayed the following products:
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 in the on demand market:
Average 50% cost savings per letter-sized page
250 to 10,000 impression “sweet spot” range
Increased competitiveness in short-run market