Presstek to Showcase Industry Leading Digital Offset Printing and Chemistry- Free Imaging Solutions at Graphics of the Americas

Presstek Solutions Drive Printer Profitability and Business Growth

HUDSON, N.H., Jan. 30 /- Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRST), a leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions for the graphic arts market, today announced that it will be featuring its award-winning portfolio of digital offset printing solutions from March 2nd to 4th at The Graphics of the Americas trade show in Miami, FL. Presstek's easy to use products -- DI presses, chemistry-free CTP systems and workflow solutions -- are engineered to enable printers to grow their business by increasing productivity and quality while removing cost from the print production process.

"Today's print service providers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace," said Presstek's Todd Chambers, Chief Marketing Officer. "This first major trade show of the year is a particularly good time for print providers to see what's new and plan their annual investments. Presstek's chemistry-free digital solutions help printers add new services, produce higher quality printing and improve their overall productivity and profitability."

One such printer is Gary Forbes who owns and operates the Sir Speedy franchise in Asheville, North Carolina, who saw an increasing requirement for four-color printing in the 2,500 to 10,000 range, which he could not effectively produce on either toner-based digital press or his two-color presses. "While we could have upgraded our two-color conventional printing, it seemed to me that the Presstek DI press was the future of four-color offset," he says. As a result of acquiring his DI press, Forbes has been able to meet those emerging customer needs as well as to pursue a wide range of new business. He adds, "The word is spreading, and we are now getting requests from people who wouldn't even consider us before."

When visiting the Presstek booth, attendees will be able to enjoy hands-on demonstrations, talk with Presstek experts, and learn how their firms can differentiate themselves and grow their businesses by adopting the latest technologies in digital offset printing. There is also the opportunity to meet with representatives from Presstek's distributors: Gutenberg (Brazil); Sun Digital (Mexico) and Perez Trading Company (Caribbean).

At the show, the following digital offset printing solutions will be featured:

Presstek 52DI Digital Offset Press -- This is the ultimate 52 cm press
which is ideally suited for quick turnaround, short-run high quality color
printing. This highly automated 52 cm landscape sheetfed four-color
digital offset printing press combines the efficiency of an all-digital
workflow with the versatility and quality of a conventional waterless
press. All four plates are imaged simultaneously in precise register.
File-to-sellable printed sheet occurs in 10 minutes. And the DI prints up
to 10,000 impressions per hour with a maximum print area of 20.07 x 14.17
inches per sheet; one of the largest print areas available in its class.
This streamlined workflow reduces the time and cost to turn a job around -
delivers up to 300 lpi and FM screening while handling a wide range of
substrates up to 20 pt. (0.5mm). Users report that these highly automated
presses are twice as profitable as conventional offset, and up to four
times more profitable than copier-based technology for short-run color
according to recent InfoTrends, Inc. market data. DI presses help print
service providers meet the demand for short-run, fast turnaround, high
quality color printing at lower costs while improving their productivity,
efficiency and quality levels.

Dimension Excel CTP Systems -- This chemistry-free operation produces
daylight-safe plates that deliver more jobs in the same amount of time by
automating key steps and by eliminating time-consuming prepress
procedures. The easy-to-use standard and high-productivity Dimension Excel
CTP systems are available in two- and four-page models. Dimension Excel
delivers a high performance print solution with a streamlined workflow and
high quality printed results with Presstek's Anthem Pro grained plate. The
combination delivers a chemistry-free plate which does not require any
gumming, baking or chemical processing and supports run lengths up to
100,000 impressions.

Vector TX52 Chemistry-free CTP System -- The Presstek Vector TX52 with
Freedom plates is a chemistry-free platesetter that provides the small
format (52 cm and under) printer with an affordable metal platemaking
solution for higher productivity, cleaner operation and lower production
costs. After imaging, Freedom plates are automatically cleaned with water
in the Vector's integrated plate washer and exit the system ready for
mounting on press. Freedom plates require no baking, special cleaning
fluids, or gumming, resulting in less waste material and a more
environmentally friendly print shop. These plates are ideally suited for
high-quality, short-run printing with run lengths up to 25,000.

Product Demonstrations

To reserve a personal demonstration at Graphics of the Americas, call your local sales representative, or call 1-800-524-0003 x3599 (1-603-594-8585, x3599 from outside the United States) or visit

About Presstek

Presstek, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of environmentally responsible, 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 more information on Presstek, visit, call 603-595-7000 or email:

Source: Presstek, Inc.

Betty LaBaugh,
Trade Relations,
+1-603-594-8585 ext. 3441,

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