Presstek Announces Alliance with Press-Sense Expanding Its Portfolio of Digital Offset Business Solutions


Presstek digital offset printing solutions in conjunction with Press-sense Business Flow Automation(TM) solutions offer customers opportunity to increase their service offerings

HUDSON, N.H., Feb. 28 -- Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRST), the leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, today announced an alliance with Press-sense, the world's leading developer of Business Flow Automation for the Print Industry(TM). Under the agreement, Presstek will offer the Press-sense portfolio of Web-to-print and business management software as part of the on- going plan to surround its digital offset product portfolio with value-added business solutions. Presstek will offer both licensed software and hosted versions.

Presstek will be demonstrating this workflow solution at The Graphics of the Americas trade show in Miami, FL from February 28 to March 1 (Booth #1090), and at the On Demand Conference and Expo, March 4 to 6 at the Boston Convention Center (Booth #441).

"Presstek is excited to be adding the Press-sense Business Flow suite to its portfolio of digital offset solutions," said Klaus Schleicher, group product director, digital printing business unit of Presstek. "The Press-sense suite will help our customers reach a wider client-base by making their printing services available over the Web. The convenience of buying print over the Web 24 hours/7 days a week will help drive more business to the print service provider and push more work through their Presstek digital device, whether it is a highly automated DI® digital offset press or a chemistry- free computer-to-plate system."

Presstek adds the Press-sense suite to its Momentum workflow solutions. Press-sense iWay(TM) and Momentum workflow solutions can easily be linked for maximum automation. In addition to Press-sense iWay, Presstek will be offering Press-sense Manager(TM), a straightforward print management solution, which together with Press-sense iWay automates and unifies on-line and off-line business. Press-sense iWay and Press-sense Manager are available immediately from Presstek.

"There are numerous Web storefront solutions in the market, but none that manage and automate the entire operation. Our solutions offer Presstek customers another avenue for bringing in work, while increasing margins though the enhanced automation of its operations," said Elly Perets, Press-sense Vice President of Sales. "Press-sense iWay and Press-sense Manager are a complete Business Flow Automation, workflow and tracking system that seamlessly integrates the entire process from a request for a quote all the way through to delivery and billing in one, out-of-the-box solution. Our solutions are geared towards print on demand print service providers in offset, digital and hybrid environments. We are excited about this relationship with Presstek, a trusted partner to many commercial, quick and in-plant printers, and the opportunity this provides to extend our market reach."

About Presstek
Presstek, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and marketer of high tech digital imaging solutions to the graphic arts and laser imaging markets. Presstek's patented DI®, CTP and plate products provide a streamlined workflow in a chemistry-free environment, thereby reducing printing cycle time and lowering production costs. Presstek solutions are designed to make it easier for printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high-quality, shorter print runs and faster turnaround while providing improved profit margins. Presstek subsidiary, Lasertel, Inc., manufactures semiconductor laser diodes for Presstek's and external customers' applications. For further information visit www.presstek.com, send an e-mail to info@presstek.com or call 603-595-7000.

About Press-sense
Founded in 2001, Press-sense has rapidly evolved into the world's leading developer of Business Flow Automation for the Print Industry(TM). By applying process automation to the print service provider's business (from order taking, price quoting, through planning, estimating, MIS, fulfillment and shipping), Press-sense solutions offer printers the tools to fully manage, control and automate their business operations. Going beyond typical Web-to- print and MIS features, the company's solutions enable commercial printers to provide value-added services (i.e. print on demand, variable data printing), develop new internet-based revenue streams, strengthen client bonds, and reach new markets, while keeping ahead of an evolving industry. The added efficiency combined with additional revenue allows customers to constantly provide new and improved services to their clients.

Press-sense boasts an installed base of successful customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, and a dynamic team that continuously maintains a clear understanding of the printing industry's ever expanding and evolving needs. The company's Press-sense iWay(TM), Press-sense Manager(TM) and Press-sense Omnium(TM) solutions provide commercial printing and digital service providers with an elegant, yet comprehensive approach to creating internet-based revenue streams, personalized products, automated production workflows, and business management tools that maximize production efficiency, monitor and reduce costs, and increase profit ratios. For more information, visit www.Press-sense.com or call 1-866-257-9792.

FCMN Contact: blabaugh@presstek.com

Source: Presstek, Inc.

CONTACT:
Trade Relations,
Betty LaBaugh,
Public Relations Manager,
+1-603-594-8585, ext.3441,
blabaugh@presstek.com,
both of Presstek, Inc.

Web site: www.presstek.com/
http://www.press-sense.com/

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