Presstek Inc.

February 1, 2015

Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions' February 2015 edition, including Wisconsin Web Offset, Verso Paper, Diversified Global Graphics Group (DG3), Presstek, Epicomm, 858 Graphics and NonStop Signs, Peczuh Printing and Printing Resource and Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF).

Robert Howard, Presstek Founder and Inventor of Dot-Matrix Printer, Passes at Age 91
January 9, 2015

Robert Howard, who invented the dot-matrix printer that helped fuel sales of personal computers, was remembered this week for his curiosity and generosity. Howard, who died recently at age 91, founded Centronics Data Computer—which commercialized the printer—with seven employees in Hudson in 1968.

He formed more than two dozen companies, including Presstek and Howtek, both in Hudson, NH, during the 1980s.

"The innovative vision that Bob Howard had for Presstek, and its role in the print industry when he founded the company...has been carried forward by many dedicated and talented team members over the years," COO Geoff Loftus said.

Presstek Taps Industry Veteran Steve Chmielewski as Western Region Digital Systems Sales Manager
December 23, 2014

Steve Chmielewski has joined Presstek LLC to lead DI digital offset press sales efforts in the West Region of the United States. Reporting to the director of worldwide sales and marketing, Chmielewski is responsible for expanding Presstek’s market share within his region by increasing installations and furthering the development of Presstek’s local dealer channels.

Presstek Introduces New JT Direct Inkjet CTP Plate Technology for Imaging on Epson Inkjet Printers
November 18, 2014

The Presstek JT aluminum plate is designed to be imaged on Epson inkjet printers with the printer’s standard ink cartridges. After imaging, plates go directly to press for impressions of 5,000 or less. Presstek’s JT Direct Inkjet CTP solution has been successfully installed at customer locations in North America and Europe, and it has an extremely small physical and environmental footprint.

Miller’s Minuteman Press in Hunt Valley, MD, to Install Third Presstek DI Digital Offset Press
October 9, 2014

A third Presstek DI digital offset press, the Presstek 52DI, has been purchased by Miller's Minuteman Press in Hunt Valley, MD. The addition of a third Presstek DI press enables the growing Minuteman franchise to expand print capabilities and production efficiencies even further, while continuing to offer its clients the highest print quality for short-run color jobs.

Supplier News
August 1, 2014

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ August 2014 edition, featuring Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, 3D Systems, Xerox Corp., Graphco, Ryobi MHI, GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, Presstek

Presstek Taps Jeffrey Beck as Its New President and CEO
July 3, 2014

Jeffrey A. Beck has joined Presstek as president and CEO. He succeeds David Savage who recently transitioned to lead WaterJet Holdings, another portfolio company held by Presstek’s owner, American Industrial Partners.