Presstek to Showcase DI Press and Konica Minolta Bundle Option at Graph Expo

Best-in-Class Digital Solutions Combine to Deliver Expanded Capability, Profitability and Competitiveness


Best-in-Class Digital Solutions Combine to Deliver Expanded Capability, Profitability and Competitiveness

Graph Expo 2008 - Chicago, Ill. - October 26, 2008 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, and Presstek Inc. (Nasdaq: PRST), the leading manufacturer and marketer of digital offset printing business solutions, today announced that Presstek will demonstrating the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501 color production print system in Booth 2811 at Graph Expo.  Under an agreement announced earlier this year, Presstek will offer the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO® C6501 color digital printer as an optional bundled solution with its DI® digital offset presses.  With this bundled solution print service providers will be empowered to more cost-effectively deliver a wider range of applications, such as personalized print and ultra-short-run versioned documents for use in direct mail campaigns and other integrated marketing initiatives.

"In today's print market there is a growing demand for the fast turnaround of shortrun quantities at a competitive cost per piece," said Klaus Schleicher, Presstek's Group Product Director, Digital Printing Business Unit.  "The high level of quality, low cost per page and substrate flexibility of the Presstek DI press combined with the variable data printing and ultra-short run capability of the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501 is an ideal solution for satisfying these demands.  This best-in-class bundled solution means that print service providers can achieve a wider range of capabilities and higher quality than they could with one production volume color toner-based device at the same price point.  We are delighted to be partnering with a well-respected company such as Konica Minolta in bringing this innovative approach to market."

"Print buyers are facing growing pressure to deliver effective marketing programs with smaller budgets," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Print service providers with a creative approach to making versioned and variable data printing projects as affordable and compelling as possible, will have the competitive edge.  By using the Presstek DI press to print static information, and overprinting variable data with the Konica Minolta bizhub PRO C6501, production print professionals can bring the best of both worlds to the print service provider's customers.  In addition to the highly complementary nature of these two print production systems, each can then be used to produce projects ideally suited for their respective capabilities.  This hybrid production platform can deliver results that are unmatched in the marketplace."

Other applications ideally suited for hybrid production include short-run books and targeted direct mail campaigns.  Direct mail offers a significant opportunity for businesses that provide printing services. According to a recent study by industry research organization PRIMIR, demand for direct mail printing is forecasted to be the second strongest sector of the print market in all regions of the world over the next five years, with a growth rate of 18.8 percent.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. In 2008, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us
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About Presstek
Presstek, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and marketer of high tech digital imaging solutions to the graphic arts and laser imaging markets.  Presstek's patented DI®, CTP and plate products provide a streamlined workflow in a chemistry-free environment, thereby reducing printing cycle time and lowering production costs.  Presstek solutions are designed to make it easier for printers to cost effectively meet increasing customer demand for high-quality, shorter print runs and faster turnaround while providing improved profit margins.  Presstek subsidiary, Lasertel, Inc., manufactures semiconductor laser diodes for Presstek's and external customers' applications. For more information visit www.presstek.com
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Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Konica Minolta Media Contact
Frank Tutalo
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5761
ftutalo@lpp.com

Presstek Investor Relations
Kathleen Makrakis
Presstek Inc.
+1 203.485.7534, ext. 1432
kmakrakis@presstek.com

Presstek Trade Relations
Betty LaBaugh
Presstek Inc.
+1 603.594.8585, ext. 3441
blabaugh@presstek.com

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Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.  bizhub PRO is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.  DI is a registered trademark of Presstek, Inc.  All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.