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Presstek and Highcon Demonstrate an All Digital Packaging Solution

Greenwich, CT – May 16, 2012 – Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, reported that during drupa 2012, held at Messe Dusseldorf, Presstek partnered with digital finishing company Highcon to demonstrate the value of high quality short run offset printing combined with digital cutting and creasing for the folding carton market. Sheets printed on a Presstek DI digital offset press were converted using the Highcon Euclid and made available to visitors during the show.

“We were delighted to be partnering with Highcon at drupa 2012,” said Joe Demharter, Presstek’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Due to the proliferation of SKUs, the need to make frequent content changes on packaging, and the desire of brand owners for faster time to market, run lengths continue to decline in the folding carton market. The combination of the Presstek 75DI digital offset press and the Highcon Euclid is an ideal solution that removes many of the pain points and bottlenecks we see today in the folding carton supply chain enabling converters to meet today’s market requirements.”

The 75DI with successful installations on three continents in a variety of shops is now drawing the interest of the packaging market due to its extreme quality, B2 sheet size and ability to print on substrates up to 31 points (0.8mm) in thickness. The Presstek 75DI goes from digital file to sellable sheet in six minutes and prints at 16,000 impressions per hour. It is the most economical press on the market today for color jobs with run lengths between 500 and 20,000 impressions, which encompasses a growing percentage of print jobs in the folding carton market. The Presstek 75DI is available in 4- to 10-color configurations.

“The Highcon Euclid provides many advantages to folding carton converters and brand owners alike,” said Chris Baker, Highcon’s VP Sales and Business Development. The Highcon Euclid is a revolutionary machine that uses precision laser optics and polymer technologies to transform cutting and creasing from an analog to a digital workflow, dramatically streamlining the finishing process.

About Highcon

Founded in 2009 by Aviv Ratzman and Michael Zimmer, Highcon has developed a truly innovative Direct-to-Pack solution that will transform the existing folding carton market by increasing speed to market, eliminating costly production steps and reducing the carbon footprint of packaging production. Highcon launched the world’s first high speed digital converting machine utilizing its patent-pending technology at the drupa exhibition May 2012.

About Presstek

Presstek, Inc. is a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries. Presstek's DI® digital offset solutions bridge the gap between toner and conventional offset printing, enabling printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high quality, short run color printing with a fast turnaround time while providing improved profit margins. The company's CTP portfolio ranges from two-page to eight-page systems, many of which are fully automated. These systems support Presstek's line of chemistry-free plates as well as Aeon, a no preheat thermal plate which offers run lengths up to one million impressions. Presstek also offers a range of workflow solutions, pressroom supplies, and reliable service. Presstek is well positioned to support print environments of any size on a worldwide basis. For more information visit www.presstek.com or send an e-mail to info@presstek.com.

DI is a registered trademark of Presstek, Inc.  

Contacts:

Trade Relations
Brian Wolfenden
Director of Marketing Communications
603-594-8585 ext. 3435
bwolfenden@presstek.com

Trade Relations - Europe
Lutt Willems
Duomedia Public Relations (Europe)
+32 2 454 85 57
lutt.w@duomedia.com

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