Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced the sale of a Presstek 75DI digital offset press to a large North America based packaging converter. This six-color 75DI with an inline aqueous coater marks one of the largest Presstek 75DI press orders to date.
“This is a very exciting sale for Presstek,” said Stan Freimuth, Presstek’s Chairman, President & CEO. “The 75DI is a strong fit for packaging converters and we’ve been focusing attention on this segment. It is very satisfying to see these efforts come to fruition,” Freimuth adds, “as this order continues to validate the Company’s growth strategies of expanding up-market and into new segments.”
The Presstek 75DI is a highly automated 29” (B2+) 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 per hour on stocks of thicknesses of up to 31 points (0.8mm).
“The 75DI will allow this packaging converter to profitably and efficiently meet the growing demand for high quality short run fast turnaround work that its clients are more frequently requesting,” said Joe Demharter, Presstek’s Vice President of Sales. “The 75DI’s ability to go from digital file to printed sheet in six minutes, totally bypassing offline platemaking, and with overall lower costs of operation, were also key factors in the decision making process.”