Southern Lithoplate, Xitron Alliance Expands Commercial Printers' Options for Prepress Performance
WAKE FOREST, N.C.—August 24, 2015—Southern Lithoplate (SLP) continues to expand the participation of Strategic Alliance partners to serve ever-growing numbers of existing and new customers in the commercial printing space. A new partnership just announced between SLP and Xitron, the leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for the printing industry, strengthens SLP’s broad portfolio of integrated systems that can help print providers operate more profitably.
“Xitron’s engineering team has been bringing prepress independence to the graphic communications market since 1977,” explained Steve Mattingly, senior vice president of SLP. “Our two companies are committed to helping print providers achieve outstanding print results, significant cost savings and profitable growth. Xitron products make sure each job is ready to be output perfectly. This collaboration gives printers that operate new and legacy prepress devices excellent RIP, workflow and Tiff catcher options for high business performance.”
To bring total systems solutions to commercial printers, the SLP Strategic Alliance forms partnerships with key suppliers of equipment, software and consumables. Xitron engineers intuitive and affordable workflow management systems to drive digital output devices manufactured by the most popular vendors on the market today. Based on Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP technology and Adobe’s PDF Print Engine, Xitron solutions streamline PDF preflighting, pagination, imposition and soft proofing. The company serves the printing industry with expert consultation and supports its Navigator Harlequin RIP, Sierra Adobe Workflow and other software with knowledgeable prepress specialists.
“We are excited to be able to complement SLP’s plate and CtP offerings,” relayed R. Patrick French, major accounts/OEM manager for Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Xitron. “As a unified team, we can tailor a custom solution to fit both the customers’ requirements and budget!”
Xitron develops advanced workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry’s most popular new and legacy output devices, prolonging customers’ investments. Xitron’s Navigator RIP, Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher and Sierra Workflow products are recognized as prepress standards. Built around the Harlequin RIP core technology from Global Graphics and the Adobe PDF Print Engine from Adobe Systems, Xitron engineers develop solutions for the graphic arts market, driving hundreds of different models of imagesetters, proofers, platesetters and digital presses. With shipments of more than 30,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider in the market.
About Southern Lithoplate (SLP)
SLP is a leading provider of digital plate solutions and associated products for the newspaper and high-quality commercial sheetfed printing markets. SLP’s service infrastructure is designed to support customer productivity and profitability from prepress through the pressroom and beyond. Equipment manufacturers have confidence in SLP’s ability to service customers’ prepress and pressroom technology. SLP works closely with customers to improve printing techniques and quality, such as participation in the Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production (SNAP) Certificate Program. SLP also is helping customer partners print to G7-based specifications through its G7 Quality Program. State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in North Carolina and Michigan exceed the needs of customer markets. The company is headquartered in Wake Forest, North Carolina, near the world-renowned Research Triangle Park.
Source: Southern Lithoplate.