Presstek, Inc.

Presstek 52DI Digital Offset Press Heads to China

Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, reports that a Presstek 52DI digital offset press will be shown for the first time in China at the All in Print China show, scheduled for November 14-17, 2011, in Shanghai. The Presstek 52DI will be demonstrated in Shanghai Electric Printing & Packaging Machinery Group booth number E3A107.

“Our presence at All in Print China demonstrates our continued pursuit of our geographic expansion strategy,” said Jeff Jacobson, Presstek’s Chairman, President & CEO. “China experienced more than 10% in GDP growth in 2010 along with growth in print volume, and it is unquestionably a large market.” Jacobson added, “The Presstek 52DI should resonate well with Chinese printers who want to deliver high quality short run color printing at an affordable cost and without the need to purchase and maintain a computer-to-plate system.”

The Presstek 52DI offers printers the most profitable solution for meeting the demand for quick turnaround, high quality color printing in runs from 500 to 20,000. These presses are also being adopted by digital-only, folding carton, and mailing and fulfillment companies who wish to add offset quality print to their portfolio of offerings without the complexities of conventional offset. For the highest quality personalized printing at the lowest cost, print the shells with the Presstek DI and then overprint using a toner-based or inkjet device. Capabilities are further expanded with the DI’s ability to print on a wide range of substrates from onion skin to heavy card stock, including plastics and magnetic media. Superior quality printing is produced at up to 300 lpi and FM screening—without incurring additional time or expense. Running at 10,000 sheets per hour, the Presstek 52DI also has an aqueous coating option that supports both flood and spot aqueous coating.

“We believe that Presstek DI printing is well suited to the growing and rapidly changing Chinese market,” said Jacobson. “We anticipate that the debut of the Presstek 52DI at the All in Print China show will spur interest in DI presses in China and throughout the rest of the region, as attendees look for new solutions at this important show.”

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