DI Presses in the In-plant

Scores of in-plants are installing direct imaging (DI) offset presses. Why do they feel DI technology is so well suited to their mix of work?

At the Missouri State Printing Center, press operators Jim Morris (left) and Jeff Claypool stand with their shop’s Ryobi 3404 DI press.

Dennis Payton, supervisor of printing at the University of Maryland, and Teresa Thacker, manager of Printing Services, show off their Presstek 34DI press.

A brand new Presstek 52DI was just installed at Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland. With it here are (from the left): Andrew Scott, head of Print Design Services; Steven McCart, print production manager; Colin Gaffney, offset print operator; and Karen Kernan, offset print operator.

The Heidelberg Quickmaster DI 46 at Illinois State University, operated here by John Getz, enabled the in-plant to enter the four-color market almost 10 years ago.