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Southern Lithoplate, Esko Enter into Strategic Alliance

(October 2012) posted on Mon Oct 08, 2012

Alliance aimed at commercial market


Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP) is expanding its recently announced Strategic Alliance program for the commercial and offset printing market
through a partnership agreement with Esko. The new partnership strengthens SLP’s growing
portfolio of integrated systems solutions to help companies that produce commercial
printing, folding cartons and offset labels manage and grow their business.
“This agreement is key to fulfilling our commitment to the North American commercial
print market,” said Steven Mattingly, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SLP.
“Medium- and large-sized printing companies can combine Esko’s state-of-the-art automated
workflow software products with SLP’s commercial digital printing plates and allied
prepress products to execute cost and operational efficiencies and accelerate revenue
growth. The great value and opportunity inherent in Esko’s business structure and array of
workflow management products become increasingly clear. SLP will leverage the diverse
customer base of Esko to serve commercial printers and establish SLP as a premier
resource.”
“This is the first time in recent history that Esko has partnered with a supplier of consumable
products in thSouthern Lithoplate, Esko Enter into Strategic Alliance Aimed at Commercial Printers
WAKE FOREST, N.C.—Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP) is expanding its recently
announced Strategic Alliance program for the commercial and offset printing market
through a partnership agreement with Esko. The new partnership strengthens SLP’s growing
portfolio of integrated systems solutions to help companies that produce commercial
printing, folding cartons and offset labels manage and grow their business.
“This agreement is key to fulfilling our commitment to the North American commercial
print market,” said Steven Mattingly, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SLP.
“Medium- and large-sized printing companies can combine Esko’s state-of-the-art automated
workflow software products with SLP’s commercial digital printing plates and allied
prepress products to execute cost and operational efficiencies and accelerate revenue
growth. The great value and opportunity inherent in Esko’s business structure and array of
workflow management products become increasingly clear. SLP will leverage the diverse
customer base of Esko to serve commercial printers and establish SLP as a premier
resource.”
“This is the first time in recent history that Esko has partnered with a supplier of consumable
products in the offset printing segment,” observed Dennis Mehta, Vice President of Market
Development for the commercial market at Esko. “In every sense of the word, the SLP
Strategic Alliance is an alliance. We have the opportunity to collaborate, support and excel
together to enhance our customers’ business. Upgrading software systems is always a big
decision for printing companies. The combination of SLP’s innovative commercial printing
products and our suite of prepress software applications will provide new and important
benefits for our commercial printing customers.”
SLP’s Strategic Alliance partnerships are focused on providing customers with easy-to-use,
robust solutions through collaboration of joint expertise and integration of complementary
technologies. Esko has established a reputation as a global leader. Esko’s advanced
workflow products increase productivity, facilitate job turnaround, reduce errors and
improve customer communications in the highly competitive commercial printing arena.
The core of Esko’s workflow platform is Automation Engine. The feature-rich, modular
system fully automates the daily tasks in prepress production. Optional software modules
add functionality.
Other members of the partnership program include X-Rite, Incorporated, the leader in color
management and color measurement. Along with Esko, their combined capabilities allow
commercial printers to bundle best-in-class solutions for themselves.e offset printing segment,” observed Dennis Mehta, Vice President of Market
Development for the commercial market at Esko. “In every sense of the word, the SLP
Strategic Alliance is an alliance. We have the opportunity to collaborate, support and excel
together to enhance our customers’ business. Upgrading software systems is always a big
decision for printing companies. The combination of SLP’s innovative commercial printing
products and our suite of prepress software applications will provide new and important
benefits for our commercial printing customers.”
SLP’s Strategic Alliance partnerships are focused on providing customers with easy-to-use,
robust solutions through collaboration of joint expertise and integration of complementary
technologies. Esko has established a reputation as a global leader. Esko’s advanced
workflow products increase productivity, facilitate job turnaround, reduce errors and
improve customer communications in the highly competitive commercial printing arena.
The core of Esko’s workflow platform is Automation Engine. The feature-rich, modular
system fully automates the daily tasks in prepress production. Optional software modules
add functionality.
Other members of the partnership program include X-Rite, Incorporated, the leader in color
management and color measurement. Along with Esko, their combined capabilities allow
commercial printers to bundle best-in-class solutions for themselves.


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