HUDSON, NH--September 29, 2008--Presstek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRST), the leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing solutions, announced today that it will be introducing to the North American market a wide range of chemistry-free CTP solutions that address the needs of the broadest range of customers in the industry. Now printing companies of all sizes can rely on a single supplier for the chemistry-free CTP solution that best meets their specific requirements for price point, productivity level and format size. Presstek will be showcasing these solutions in Booth 2811 at the Graph Expo trade show from October 26th through 29th at McCormick Place South in Chicago.
"By expanding our CTP portfolio, Presstek is bringing the benefits of true chemistry-free CTP solutions to a wider range of print service providers; including larger commercial printers," said Kathy McHugh, Presstek's Chief Marketing Officer. "Presstek's chemistry-free solutions eliminate steps from the production process as well as the time, cost and errors associated with chemistry-based platemaking. These efficiencies are not only good for the environment; they also enable printers to be more capable, profitable, and competitive."
Presstek's new chemistry-free CTP solutions that will be on display for the first time in North America at Graph Expo 2008 include:
Presstek Compass Series Platesetters
Presstek's Compass 4000 and Compass 8000 Series are highly productive platesetters, ranging in production speeds from 15 to 38 plates per hour. These systems image up to 250 lpi and are ideal for a wide range of print businesses, including mid-sized to larger operations. Presstek Compass platesetters image Presstek's chemistry-free Aurora Pro plates and a range of third-party 830 nm thermal plates.
System features include:
o Compass 4000 Series. The Compass 4015 and 4038 platesetters offer a true four-up drum size and image plate sizes up to 30.0 x 26.96 inches at a rate of up to 15 and 38 plates per hour, respectively.
o Compass 8000 Series. The Compass 8022 and 8030 are 8-page platesetters capable of imaging plates up to 45.7 x 37.4 inches. Compass 8022 and 8030 image up to 22 or 30 full-size plates per hour, respectively.