Southern Lithoplate to Sell and Service Screen USA Computer-to-Plate Systems
WAKE FOREST, NC—Sept. 26, 2012—Southern Lithoplate (SLP), a manufacturer of digital printing plates and associated solutions, and Screen USA, a leading supplier of computer-to-plate (CTP) recorders, announced a new business relationship. This agreement enables SLP to provide and service Screen’s offset CTP units in North America, either as a standalone systems or as part of bundled configurations.
“Screen-manufactured CTP systems are in use at the world’s most successful printing companies,” noted Edward A. “Trip” Casson III, chairman and CEO of SLP. “With the widest variety of output sizes and speeds in the market, these high-quality, reliable devices lay the foundation for outstanding print results. SLP has worked with Screen USA for over a decade, and this natural extension of our relationship demonstrates our companies’ dedication to helping even more businesses run better, grow faster and print more profitably.”
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with SLP in the strategic alliance for the commercial printing market,” added Mike Fox, Screen USA’s president. “Access to the latest technology is the lifeblood of any printing business. Screen and SLP are both committed to providing innovative solutions, so it is a natural fit. Together, we can help printing companies achieve their growth objectives.”
To bring total systems solutions to commercial printers, the SLP Strategic Alliance forms partnerships with key suppliers of equipment, software and consumables. In addition to Screen platesetters, it includes Esko’s automated workflow software products.
SLP digital plates for commercial printing applications provide advantages in dot reproduction, productivity and materials usage. The new-generation Integra 830 P is a positive-working, no-prebake thermal printing plate for today’s quality-driven, cost-conscience pressrooms.
Screen USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd., supplies systems and components for the graphic arts industry. Its diverse line of integrated products includes workflow management solutions, thermal platesetters and digital printing systems for a variety of applications, including print on demand, variable data, flexo/packaging solutions, industrial and sign/display printing.
Southern Lithoplate (SLP), headquartered in North Carolina, specializes in the manufacture, distribution and service of digital plates and associated products for targeted print markets. SLP enjoys a reputation for Quality, Value and Performance throughout the world. SLP and its Strategic Alliance partners provide customers with a full array of high-quality, value-driven solutions. SLP’s service infrastructure is designed to exceed the needs of the company’s customer markets. State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in Jackson, TN, Grand Rapids, MI, and near the world-renowned Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.