Presstek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, announced that Texoma Print Services of Durant OK has ordered a five-color Presstek 75DI with an inline aqueous coater. Texoma is a full-service commercial printer specializing in publications, marketing literature, business forms and specialty advertising. The company, founded in 1979 as Texoma Business Forms, serves a diverse and loyal customer base with a hands-on approach and a strong focus on customer service. In 2006, Texoma Print Services became part of the family of companies owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The Presstek 75DI was installed in June 2012 and is already delivering production work.
“We selected the Presstek 75DI because it enables us to deliver on our values,” said Russell Marcum, Director, Texoma Print Services. “Its waterless printing, on-press chemistry-free imaging, and reduced waste support our environmental sustainability efforts. In addition, the 29” format size and the ability to go from digital file to printed sheet in six minutes will allow us to meet our customers’ requirements for high quality color printing across a wider range of applications, including work that we had been outsourcing. We are also excited about the added value and productivity that we gain with the inline aqueous coater and fifth color. These, combined with the ability to print on a wide variety of stocks ranging from onion skin to 31 point board, really provide us with a competitive advantage.”
“It is very exciting to see the momentum around our 75DI program continue to grow,” said Joe Demharter, Presstek’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Profitable printers like Texoma understand that they must adjust their product portfolio to meet today’s market requirements. Print buyers are seeking a wider variety of high quality short run printing produced quickly in the exact quantities that they desire. Presstek DI presses are specifically designed to meet these needs.”
Texoma had older QuickMaster DI presses, so the company was already familiar with DI technology. The technology in the new 75DI is a three-generation advance over the QuickMaster. According to Demharter, “The levels of automation, speed, print quality and reliability of today’s DI presses are vastly improved over previous generations. I am confident that Texoma will be thrilled with the improved productivity and profitability the new 75DI will deliver for its business as it continues to funnel work to the press.”
Marcum adds, “We were familiar with the DI digital workflow. But we had no idea how far the technology had progressed since we acquired our QuickMaster DI some time ago. During our due diligence, we ran 11 forms of 1,000 press sheets each in just over three hours, including imaging all plates on press, on the 75DI in the Presstek demo room. That would have taken more than a day to produce in a conventional workflow. Now that the new Presstek 75DI press is installed, it is already making a huge difference in our capacity and throughput. We are filling the press by bringing in about 90% of work previously outsourced, capturing new customers, and expanding the range of work we can do for existing customers. For example, we recently ran our first in-house pocket folder job, and both our team and our customer were thrilled with the turnaround time and the quality of the piece.” Marcum is also pleased with the inline coating capability, which adds durability to products such as pocket folders and postcards that are typically exposed to abrasion during their life cycles.
The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29” digital offset press that is available in 4- to 10-color configurations. It has a full range of productivity enhancing options, including an inline aqueous coater. The 75DI features support for 300 lpi and FM screening, 6-minute job-to-job turnover (including on-press plate imaging), and a small environmental footprint. The press prints up to 16,000 six-up sheets or 96,000 letter-sized pages per hour.