Presstek Reports Strong Showings at Recent Trade Shows in the U.S. and U.K.
HUDSON, N.H.—November 6, 2015—Presstek, a company that provides eco-friendly printing solutions, announced sales across product lines and strong showings at two recent trade shows where Presstek exhibited its plate and imaging technologies. GRAPH EXPO 15 was held Sept. 13-16, 2015, in Chicago and is one of the largest U.S.-based print industry events. Similarly, The Print Show held Oct.13-15, 2015 in Birmingham, England is the region’s first annual printing tradeshow poised to help U.K. print companies build for the future.
With orders taken on the show floor, Presstek showed a smarter way to print with its eco-friendly printing solutions designed to help printers be more capable, profitable and competitive. Extremely well-received and sold at the show in England, Presstek launched the new 52DI Eco-UV digital offset press. Throughout the show, demonstrators produced high-quality samples printed on paper, board and PVC substrates.
For the market segment operating conventional offset presses, Presstek introduced GemPlate, an all-new develop on press chemistry-free plate for the ultimate streamlined platemaking experience. Thermal and inkjet computer-to-plate (CTP) systems garnered quite a bit of interest at both shows. Presstek accepted several orders for JT Inkjet CTP systems and Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Vector FL52 thermal CTP systems.
“We are pleased with heavy booth traffic, sales and high-quality leads that came out of these two events. We will continue to invest and grow our portfolio to meet the needs of print service providers looking for highly automated, efficient, high-resolution and eco-friendly solutions to help grow their business,” Ralph Jenkins, director of worldwide sales and marketing said.
Integrated Eco-UV Curing System for DI Digital Offset Presses
Presstek has expanded the benefits of DI digital offset printing with the addition an optional integrated low energy UV curing system. The Eco-UV system requires significantly less power than standard UV systems and produces very little heat. Owning a Presstek DI Eco-UV digital offset press positions a commercial print business to address today’s requirements for fast turnaround high value printing on specialty substrates for applications such as packaging, gift cards, labels, point-of-purchase materials or direct mail.
Presstek 34DI and 52DI digital offset four-color presses are highly automated, chemistry-free and image media directly on press in precise register going from digital file to printed sheet in under 10 minutes. The addition of the Eco-UV feature means that a wider range of substrates can be printed. Substrates dry instantly enabling for faster turnaround times, greater efficiency and higher profitability. Presstek DI presses are available brand new while Presstek’s CPO program offers savings up to 50 percent for an even faster return on investment.
GemPlate—Develop On Press Thermal Plate
At both events, Presstek introduced its all new GemPlate, an exciting new 100 percent chemistry-free “develop on press” thermal printing plate. Offering run lengths to 100,000 impressions, the open platform GemPlate images on industry-standard 830 nm thermal platesetters. Once imaged, GemPlate can be mounted directly on press where fountain solution and ink remove the plate’s unexposed areas, leaving the ink-receptive image areas unaffected. In addition to chemistry-free streamlined plate production, other features and benefits of GemPlate include easy handling, fast roll-up and a wide press latitude.
Certified Pre-owned Presstek Vector FL52 CTP System
The Certified Pre-Owned Vector FL52, a compact, two-page thermal platemaking system featuring an integrated automatic water wash for Presstek’s chemistry-free Freedom Pro metal plates. Sharp, high-quality imaging is achieved with Presstek SureFire FL imaging technology and provides screen rulings up to 175 lpi. These affordable and industry-proven turnkey systems include the latest RIP software, new RIP computer, plate punch, installation, training, a box of plates and a full one-year warranty.
Presstek JT Direct Inkjet Plate
Presstek’s JT Direct Inkjet Plate combines with Epson inkjet printers, providing a simple, low-cost plate production solution. The JT metal plate images on a standard Epson inkjet printers using the printer's standard inks. Serving as a multi-function all-in-one CTP system, users can image plates, print proofs, posters, and more, easily switching from one print application to another without any modifications or changing of inks. Small format plates on up to a 44 in./111.76 cm plate can be imaged on these highly affordable bundled systems that include the inkjet printer, RIP software, oven and start-up kit.
About Presstek LLC
Presstek provides printing solutions that are eco-friendly and engineered to streamline workflow, as well as increase productivity, efficiency and profits for print providers. Presstek’s core product portfolio includes: four- to six-color DI digital offset presses; thermal and inkjet CTP systems; and printing plates for DI presses and CTP applications (waterless, thermal and inkjet). DI presses and thermal CTP systems are offered as new systems and CPO. In addition to product offerings, Presstek is a multi-vendor service provider with a global network of expert service technicians supporting pre-press, press, and post-press equipment including Presstek brands and other well-known industry brands.