2 Color Offset Press 4+ Color Offset Press Direct Imaging Printing Press Digital Printing Press Color Copiers and Color Laser Printers Finishing Equipment Inkjet and Art Printers
2-Color Offset 4+ Color Offset Direct Imaging Digital Press Color Copiers Finishing Inkjet & Fine Art

Welcome to the Color Printing Forum


a forum for Offset Press and Digital Printing information


Please Login at the top right or Register. The Color Printing Forum is a forum to discuss offset press printing, direct imaging offset presses, digital production presses, short-run digital printing, fine art inkjet or giclee printing, and finishing equipment. Topics range from selection of new printers, printing press, and finishing equipment to adjustment, troubleshooting, optimization, and maintenance of existing printers and presses to media and finishing.


New members are encouraged to Please Register Now - it's free!
All printing equipment discussion, questions, tips and tricks are welcome. And we would like to thank experienced pressmen in advance for taking the time to share your printing experience with the Color Printing Forum community. Register »


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Caribbean
    Posts
    12

    Presstek 52DI and 34DI presses

    Hi. I am trying to get a ballpark cost for Presstek 52DI and 34DI. Can anyone help.

    I'm now getting into the industry in the Caribbean. Is this a good start-up printer. Or are there others in the market that have more value for money.

    Quitamar

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    594

    Hi,

    Presstek presses are not cheap especially new ones but the Heidelberg DI presses are now getting to be very good value for money. As Heidelberg are no longer producing them and they were very costly when new, the secondhand prices are now in a position to reflect a good business purchase. Even the general running costs have come down so much since they first started.

    Regards.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Caribbean
    Posts
    12

    Thanks for the info!

    To begin with, I'm from the Caribbean so I will incur a very high shipping cost for whatever large piece of equipment I buy. I am extremely sceptical about buying 2nd-hand equipment and then something goes wrong, especially in light of the fact that they are discontinued! I also heard that on some Heidelbergs, you have to clean the plates manually because the automatic function does not work well.

    What do you consider to be 'not cheap'. I don't have a clue how much either the Heidelberg or Presstek presses cost.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    594

    Hi,

    Buying good second hand equipment can be a risk, but as long as it is tested first then a lot of the potential headache can be averted.
    The Heidelberg plate wash system is fine as long as it is maintained and the genuine wash clothes are used as some of the aftermarket plate wash cloths can cause issues.
    Not too sure about the Caribbean (apart from it being a great place for a holiday ...... lol) but a lot of people in the UK buy an insurance for the DI which covers electrical and mechanical breakdown.
    Generally the DI Plus goes for around £45-65,000
    The Classic is cheaper and the Pro goes for around £20,000 more, obviously all this depends on the condition of the machines.

    Regards.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Caribbean
    Posts
    12

    That's valuable information. Thanks.
    Is there a start-up press that is good for basic all-round printing suitable for a new-comer in the printing industry. 20,000 pounds is 70,000 my currency minus duties, shipping and taxes. I need to get a basic printer to start with that will not break the bank, but I'm not about manually doing any pre-press work such as burning negatives or plates or mixing ink. But I need excellent quality prints. Can you help.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    594

    Hi,

    You will struggle to get a Heidelberg DI in the UK for that kind of money but you may be able to find a Classic DI in the USA for that amount if you are lucky.
    The DI presses are relativly easy to run wether they be Heidelberg or Presstek but they do run better with a qualified pressman who is reasonably experienced in multi colour printing.

    Regards.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Caribbean
    Posts
    12

    Classic DI is what make...Heidelberg? Presstek?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    594

    Hi,

    Sorry...... thats a Heidelberg.
    It is basically the first generation, and will do within reason everything that the Plus and Pro can do with a few exceptions.

    Regards.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Caribbean
    Posts
    12

    Thanks for all of your help!

  10.    Sponsored Links





  11. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    BDS Copy Inks, Albany NY, USA
    Posts
    13

    I'm running a Presstek 5334 DI (12" x 18" basic size paper) and have been told they run around $750,000 USD new. Don't forget to consider consumables also, plate material = $1,000 for 4 rolls 28 plates per roll, ink, wash, etc., etc.

    Our machine is approaching 9,000,000 impressions and we just had a new set of rollers installed for about $4,000. lots to consider.

    hope this helps
    [I]"No well engineered plan survives contact with reality"[/I]

Similar Threads

  1. Presstek 34DI-X 2008 with warranty from USA
    By PMSales in forum Offset & Digital Presses for sale
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-14-2010, 09:21 PM
  2. Presstek 52DI recommended cylinder pressures
    By cmcfarling in forum DI Presses
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-16-2009, 06:29 PM
  3. Looking for presstek 34DI refurbeshed
    By edolon in forum DI Presses
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-10-2009, 07:39 PM
  4. For Sale 3 Kodak Presstek DI Printing Presses - Nearly Brand New
    By mscamardella in forum Offset & Digital Presses for sale
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-16-2009, 01:44 PM
  5. Presstek 34DI color matching
    By banjoman in forum DI Presses
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2008, 10:57 AM

Tags for this Thread