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La Crosse Litho Supply Announces New Proofing & Prototyping Solutions

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Sussex, WI -- La Crosse Litho Supply is pleased to announce its partnership with PPT (Proofing & Prototyping Technologies) to provide their media solutions to the Upper Midwest.  By utilizing PPT, commercial and packaging printers, graphic designers and agencies, publishers and prototypers can now provide their clients with realistic proofs and dimensional comps, saving time, money and materials. 

PPT is a manufacturing and technology company that transforms packaging, publishing and press papers so they can be imaged on an aqueous ink jet printer.  Currently most packaging prototypes are simple white boxes. Now PPT solutions enable printers to inkjet their images on the carton stock then fold them, emboss them or apply any post press operation for a realistic prototype.

PPT products include a wide range of SBS heavy weight board grades for packaging, commercial grades that meet SWOP and GRACoL guidelines, flexible packaging film and environmentally friendly papers.

Proofing and Prototyping Technologies’ President Jim Sineath commented “It’s been proven that inkjet technology can simulate press color. Unfortunately, inkjet papers are mostly shiny, limp, translucent and just do not feel or look like real production.”  Sineath added “PPT products are engineered to withstand the demands of proofing while retaining the feel and functional characteristics of the finished product; the boxes and mock-ups look and feel like the real thing.”

La Crosse Litho Supply’s President Randall M. Peters said “PPT Solutions is something every printer must have to make their operations more cost-effective.  This solution will save printers the cost of running a comparable on press, which uses valuable press time, materials and labor.  By running PPT papers through an inkjet printer, proofs will look and feel like press proofs but cost much less than Approvals or Finalproofs.”

La Crosse Litho Supply is the premier graphic arts distributor to the Upper Midwest with a growing national customer base.  The company’s technical expertise and corporate partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers such as Agfa, Kodak and Presstek support the top equipment and consumable products for commercial, digital, flexo, wide-format printing and more.  La Crosse Litho Supply was named to the 2007 and 2008 Inc. 5000 lists of America’s fastest-growing privately-held companies.




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