Presstek unveils LED UV technology for its 34DI Digital Offset Press

Presstek 34DI ECO-UV Press.
The Presstek 34DI ECO-UV Digital Offset Press.

Presstek, a leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, has introduced its Presstek 34DI ECO-UV Digital Offset Press. Its integrated LED-UV technology – branded ECO-UV – is energy efficient, generates very little heat and produces no ozone. Colours pop with the environmentally friendly technology, said the OEM, which instantly cures ink to any substrate – including synthetic paper, plastic, vinyl, foil-laminated sheets, card or label stock, and paperboard. The latest UV advancement, combined with Presstek’s chemistry-free on-press imaging technology, accelerates overall turnaround times and increases a printer’s range of products to include packaging, gift cards, loyalty cards, hang tags, labels, tickets and more.

“Presstek’s ECO-UV technology is great news for existing 34DI customers looking to expand their capabilities without investing in a new press,” said Peter Swann, DI Sales Manager of the UK Region at Presstek. “Instant drying accelerates overall job turnaround time, and the environmental benefits are a tremendous value to our customers.” The 34DI ECO-UV DI waterless press provides rich, vibrant colours while eliminating ink-spread and absorption – making it very easy to print on non-porous stocks. The ECO-UV technology boosts productivity by providing instantly dried substrates, eliminating sheet marking or offsetting. Sheets can move immediately to finishing without delay. Additionally, the technology offers lower energy consumption than standard UV, and doesn’t release VOCs. Available as a complete DI press system or ECO-UV kit only, Presstek can economically retrofit current 34DI presses with the ECO-UV technology. The on-site retrofit process, said Presstek, is simple and maintains the compact physical footprint of a standard 34DI digital offset press.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.