Southern Lithoplate is raising lithoplate prices, the company has announced.
“Due to sustained and significant increases in aluminum cost now standing at 40 percent, compounded by cost increases in component raw materials and health care, out of necessity, Southern Lithoplate will increase lithoplate prices,” said Edward A. “Trip” Casson, SLP chairman & CEO. “The economy coupled with the market environment we are navigating require us to best support our customer partners by implementing this increase with minimized price adjustments.”
The company will work with each customer to “ensure the minimum necessary increase, and to reward loyalty, as we continue to demonstrate our long‐term commitment to print,” Casson said.
The privately held Southern Lithoplate is headquartered in North Carolina and specializes in the manufacture, distribution and service of digital lithoplates and associated products for targeted print markets. It has manufacturing facilities in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and near the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.