Presstek to Feature Chemistry-Free Demos, Reveal New GemPlate at GRAPH EXPO 15
HUDSON, N.H.—September 11, 2015—Presstek LLC, provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, announces that it will be exhibiting at GRAPH EXPO 15, the printing industry’s largest national event of the year taking place at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Sept. 13-16.
Visitors to the Presstek booth (#2640) will experience live chemistry-free demonstrations in three areas of the booth: ultra-high quality and fast turnaround printing on the Presstek 52DI digital offset press, streamlined metal platemaking on the Vector FL52 thermal CTP system; and inkjet CTP with the Presstek JT Direct Inkjet Plate. In addition, Presstek is excited to give visitors a preview of the all new GemPlate, a chemistry-free develop-on-press thermal plate.
Products featured in the Presstek booth:
- GemPlate—Develop On Press Thermal Plate
At the show, Presstek will introduce the all new GemPlate, an exciting new 100 percent chemistry-free develop-on-press thermal printing plate. The open platform GemPlate images on industry-standard 830nm thermal platesetters. Once imaged, GemPlate can be mounted directly on press where fountain solution and ink remove the plate’s unexposed areas, leaving the polymerized, hardened, exposed ink-receptive image areas unaffected. Currently in the final phases of development and testing, the plate offers excellent on-press performance. Show attendees are encouraged preview the plate and speak to a representative about beta opportunities for their sheetfed press application.
- Presstek 52DI Digital Offset Press
The Presstek 52DI is a 52cm landscape four-color press that images media directly on press in precise register going from digital file to printed sheet in under 10 minutes. Achieving speeds at 10,000 full size sheets/hr. (333 letter size pages/min.), DI presses are compact, easy to operate and maintain, and are engineered for optimal profitability on press runs between 500-20,000 impressions. A range of format sizes are available and offered new or remanufactured with our Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. The CPO program offers savings up to 50 percent compared to new presses and includes installation, delivery, a start-up kit and a full one year new press warranty.
- Certified Pre-Owned Presstek Vector FL52 CTP System
The Vector FL52 is 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
The Presstek 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˝ plate can be imaged on these highly affordable bundled systems that include the inkjet printer, RIP software, oven and start-up kit.
“Presstek’s eco-friendly printing solutions including DI digital offset presses, platesetters and plates, meet the most discerning requirements in the commercial print market for providing ultra-high print quality, as well as maximizing production efficiencies and job profitability,” said Ralph Jenkins, Presstek’s worldwide director of sales and marketing. “We are thrilled to be demonstrating our solutions at GRAPH EXPO and invite visitors to our booth to explore our full range of products and services. Our experts will be on hand to answer questions about application fit.”
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 strongly believes in the importance of environmental sustainability and a completely chemistry-free print production process.
Presstek’s core product portfolio includes: four- to six-color DI digital offset presses; thermal and inkjet computer-to-plate 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.