Presstek at drupa 2008: DI® Digital Offset Presses Address Key Business Challenges
Highest Quality for Lowest Cost
PRIMIR World Wide Market for Print: Phase III Report reflects that the global print market demand for sheetfed printing will grow to a $133.7 billion opportunity by 2011. And InfoTrends market research forecasts that the retail value of the U.S. color print market will grow into a $43.2 billion opportunity by 2009. Frank Romano, professor emeritus at the School of Print Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology, said: “The DI is perfect for this opportunity, since 90 percent of the color business will be short-run, fast turnaround, high quality color, and 10 percent is variable data work. Most variable data work is really versioning, so for the highest quality at the lowest cost, print the shells with the DI and then overprint using a toner-based device.” High quality shells are not limited to printed sheets; they can also be letter-size envelopes using 52DI’s new stream feeder which can be easily adjusted to handle envelopes of the letter size.
Presstek 52DI digital offset press - This landscape digital offset press operates at up to 10,000 sheets per hour with a maximum print area of 510 x 360 mm (20.07 x 14.17 inches) per sheet; one of the largest print areas available in its class. The Presstek 52DI’s landscape orientation and 52cm design (520 x 375 mm or 20.47 x 14.76 inches sheet size) supports efficient sheet utilization and addresses a wide range of applications. The waterless technology of the 52DI press, in addition to the unique 2:1 roll out ratio of the ink train, provide the benefits of unparalleled ink coverage and the ability to print solids more easily. FM screening is supported without incurring additional time or expense.
Presstek 34DI digital offset press - A portrait format digital offset press, this model produces up to 7,000 sheets per hour with a maximum print area of 330 x 450 mm (12.99 x 17.72 inches) – will also be featured at the exhibition.