WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP), one of the leading offset lithographic printing plate manufacturers serving printers in the US and worldwide, announced it has recently completed a significant expansion of production capacity at its North Carolina headquarters campus.
Comprehensive investments in R&D and manufacturing capabilities were made to accommodate the increasingly robust demand among printing companies for Southern Lithoplate’s Liberty NXP no-process plates. The much-anticipated expansion signals the company’s commitment to its customers and the printing industry at large.
The core development for Liberty NXP took place at SLP’s Grand Rapids, MI. campus, where production naturally followed. “We knew the Liberty NXP plate had the potential for broad adoption, when we introduced it in 2014,” said E. A. “Trip” Casson III, SLP Chairman & CEO. “The industry’s acceptance of Liberty NXP’s signature ‘Develop-on-Press’ technology and the continuing response to SLP’s sales & service business model has been very gratifying. With this significant investment toward expanding our production capabilities, we can now bring Liberty NXP’s advantages to even more printers.”
Casson added, “Liberty NXP is a ‘true no-process’ printing plate that delivers what printers demand. Another great plus is that it is a non-ablative, fast exposure, mid-to-long-run printing plate that is extremely easy to use and can be imaged on virtually any 830 thermal computer-to-plate device.”
SLP Strategic Alliance partners, CRON & CRON-ECRM, have worked diligently with SLP since 2007 to design and deliver a portfolio of thermal platesetters to North America. Complementing CRON’s 4,000-plus installations worldwide, SLP now provides a powerful “one-two” hardware and printing plate punch. Add in Presteligence and Xitron for workflow, and a printer’s prepress is complete, comprehensive, affordable and leading edge.