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Pitman Company to Sell Popular GravityStack 48 Plate Stacker

Press release from the issuing company

Groveland, Massachusetts. August 9, 2002 Today, Littrell Associates and RobertJamesDesigns, LLC announced that the Pitman Company, North America’s leading independent supplier of graphic arts equipment, is expanding its product portfolio to include the popular GravityStack 48 plate stacker. Littrell Associates began working with GravityStack 48 designer Robert Franklin, of RobertJamesDesigns, LLC, in March 2002 to develop implement a marketing and distribution strategy for the gravity-powered plate stacking device. Printing and prepress professionals have responded with enthusiasm, and sales of the device have been brisk, recently reaching the centennial mark for installations. "The industry‚s overwhelmingly positive response to the GravityStack 48 prompted us to seek an expanded network of distribution partners," says Rick Littrell, Customer Satisfaction Manager at Littrell Associates. "The Pitman Company’s history of industry expertise and twenty-two branch locations throughout the US makes them a perfect distribution partner for North America. We relish Pitman’s endorsement of this exciting product and welcome them to the GravityStack team." Larry D‚Amico, Vice President-Digital Imaging, at the Pitman Company adds, "Pitman is renowned for providing a full range of graphic arts equipment, including the latest digital imaging systems. We assure our customers that any products sold by Pitman represent the highest level of reliability, quality and technical innovation. The GravityStack 48 plate stacker fits this criteria perfectly and is the ideal complement to our portfolio of computer-to-plate solutions." GravityStack 48 conveniently abuts the plate processor or plate oven 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 30 plates of variable sizes with a maximum width of 48-inches. Utilizing an elegant and innovative design, the GravityStack 48 requires no electrical power, thus minimizing moving parts and their associated cost and maintenance. Printers eliminate plate jams and downtime 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. The GravityStack 48 is available immediately for sale in North America through the Pitman Company (http://www.pitmanco.com/) and for requirements outside of North America contact Littrell Associates (http://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 logistics required.