Southern Lithoplate unveils two new CtP models for newspaper production

The Cron-Ecrm G+ and H Series of Computer-to-Plate solutions.
The new Cron-Ecrm G+ and H Series of Computer-to-Plate (CtP) solutions.

Two leading newspaper prepress industry leaders, Southern Lithoplate (SLP, Wake Forest, NC) and Cron-Ecrm (North Andover, MA), have partnered to introduce two new platesetting devices “that redefine and refine CtP technology for today and tomorrow.” Steve Mattingly, Senior Vice President at Southern Lithoplate (SLP), announced the launch of the Cron-Ecrm G+ and H Series of Computer-to-Plate (CtP) solutions.

“We began our journey with Cron-Ecrm well over three years ago following initial planning that dated back to the Autumn of 2007,” recalled Mattingly. “Over that timeframe, we listened closely to what the market said it needs and wants in prepress CtP. During that same time, SLP has built a fully certified, nationwide technical support team that is, and will continue to be, second-to-none to in fully ensuring our plate partners have the very best in technical support. That comprehensive support is available 24/7/365, along with a US-based inventory of spare parts for on-demand response to SLP’s customer’s needs.”

Steve Mattingly.
Steve Mattingly.

Redesigned and re-engineered for the changing demands of newspaper production operations, Southern Lithoplate’s G+ and H Series CtP technology, backed exclusively through SLP Solutions support, “is the prepress manager’s best choice for a cost-effective, reliable solution,” Mattingly said. “We’re proud to say that Cron-Ecrm and SLP are totally committed to these products and their performance.” Ted McGrew, Southern Lithoplate’s Vice President of Sales, added: “That’s why, together, we’re backing the H and G+ Series with the best warranty in the business – a 3-year, 100% Parts Warranty (not including consumable parts) and a 3-year Laser Diode Warranty (or accumulated output of 200,000 plates).



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.