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Presstek to show larger format DI press at Ipex

Mar 23, 2010 12:00 AM

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Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH) will demonstrate the new Presstek 75DI digital offset press at Ipex, May 18-25, 2010, in Birmingham, England. Presstek will be located in Hall 7, Stand C480. The first showing of the 75DI press in North America is scheduled for Graph Expo in October.

“We are excited about bringing to market this latest addition to our robust line of digital offset presses,” says Jeff Jacobson, chairman, president and CEO, Presstek. “It is in line with our overall strategy of serving larger printing companies while continuing to bring highly valuable solutions to market that will enable our base of customers to expand their operations. The new Presstek 75DI press will deliver the same level of quality that our Presstek 34 and 52DI customers have come to expect, but in a larger format size and with the ability to add additional print towers with inline coating. Its larger sheet size also means greater productivity and the ability to gang more orders onto a single sheet. We believe visitors to our stand at IPEX will be delighted when they see this breakthrough press demonstrated.”

The Presstek 75DI digital offset press continues the Presstek DI tradition of 300 lpi or stochastic screening; automation (8-minute job-to-job turnover); and a small environmental footprint with waterless printing technology, chemistry-free imaging on-press, fast run-up for minimal waste, and consistent quality.

The 75DI press has a maximum print speed of 16,000 sph. It has a maximum paper size of 788 x 600 mm (31.02 x 23.62 inches), a minimum paper size of 279 x 200 mm (10.98 x 7.87 inches) and a maximum print area of 760 x 580 mm (29.53 x 22.83 inches). It can print on a wide range of stocks ranging from 0.04 to 0.6 mm (0.0016 to 0.024 inch).

In addition, the Presstek 75DI press incorporates significant technological advances, including new on-press imaging technology. This next-generation imaging technology utilizes a single lens imaging concept in which all diodes image through a single lens, resulting in improved image quality and even easier makeready. The efficiency of the press is further enhanced by a simultaneous imaging and cleaning process that optimizes the makeready time between jobs.

At launch, this tower press will be available in 4-, 5- and 6-color configurations plus an optional coater, with more options to be announced during 2010. Beta will begin in June of 2010, and commercial availability worldwide is expected prior to the end of 2010.