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Littrell Associates to Market and Sell Popular GravityStack Plate Stacker

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Littrell Associates to Market and Sell Popular GravityStack Plate Stacker -- Innovative design yields a compact, reliable, and economical solution -- Groveland, Massachusetts. March 25, 2002 – Today, Littrell Associates announced an agreement with RobertJamesDesigns, LLC to sell the industry’s first gravity-powered plate stacker. Dubbed the GravityStack 48, the device’s unique design has been praised by more than 80 users for its proven reliability, small footprint, and highly affordable price. The GravityStack 48 conveniently abuts the plate processor of any industry computer-to-plate system, guiding plates into a holding bin where they are aligned and stored for future transport to the printing press. The sturdy, steel-framed device can hold up to 50 plates of variable sizes with maximum width of 48-inches. Utilizing an elegant mechanical engineering design, the GravityStack 48 requires no electrical power, thus minimizing moving parts and their associated cost and maintenance. Printers can eliminate plate jams and down-time due to circuitry failures, and enjoy unattended operation and overnight processing with confidence. In addition to its maintainability and reliability, users praise the compact design of the GravityStack 48. The plate stacker occupies only 28 linear inches of floor space at the end of a processor, a clear advantage over competitive devices that require six to eight feet of clearance. This smaller footprint is essential to shops seeking increased automation in a limited floor plan. Printers with 4 and 8-up presses are the lead adopters of digital platesetting systems. In a hypercompetitive market, these printers seek to adopt new technologies while keeping operational costs at a minimum. The GravityStack 48 helps 4 and 8-up printers meet the common goal of streamlined CTP workflow and cost containment. “The GravityStack 48 design is the perfect balance of form and function,” says Rick Littrell, Customer Satisfaction Manager of Littrell Associates. “Printers adopting a computer-to-plate workflow are continually faced with complex system comparisons and upgrades. With the GravityStack 48, we offer printers a clear winner: a compact, reliable plate stacker, at a fraction of the cost of competitive devices. That’s a welcome, no-hassle decision.” Robert Franklin, designer of the GravityStack and principle of RobertJamesDesigns, states “The combination of the GravityStack and Littrell Associates is a ‘win-win’ scenario. Rick Littrell’s extensive background in the sale and implementation of CTP systems makes him an ideal partner for managing the worldwide sales and marketing of our product line.” The GravityStack 48 is available immediately for worldwide sale through Littrell Associates: www.littrell.biz. The system is backed by a three-year limited warranty and can be delivered within 2 days to 4 weeks, depending on available inventory. Dealer opportunities are available, please inquire for details. For more information, contact: Littrell Associates 316 Center Street Groveland, MA 01834-2106 PH: 978-808-3984 FX: 978-372-5781 EM: [email protected] http://www.littrell.biz About Littrell Associates Littrell Associates is a group of marketing and technical professionals with significant international business and technical experience in the printing and publishing industries. The team brings specialized expertise and a passion to succeed with business challenges, by recommending and implementing strategies for increased productivity and competitive advantage.