SLP Reports Strong Sales of CRON-ECRM CtP

February 23, 2016

Article by: Southern Lithoplate

The response to a new game-changing product in the Southern Lithoplate (SLP) portfolio has been nothing short of spectacular. Numerous inquiries from newspaper companies about the CRON-ECRM thermal computer-to-plate (CtP) recorder have translated into successful sales and installations stoked by pent-up demand and the appeal of a highly productive prepress solution.

CRON ECRM and SLP teamed up to create a true alternative to thermal platemaking in the marketplace. The resulting external-drum platesetter delivers productive digital plate output coupled with thermal quality multiple resolutions and an ultra-low cost of ownership. As the exclusive North American distributor SLP sold and installed 20 CRON-ECRM CtP systems in the first six months after their introduction in 2015.

SLP backs the CRON-ECRM with a three-year warranty on all parts excluding consumables parts. Laser diodes are warrantied for three years or accumulated plate output of 200 000 plates.

Each CRON-ECRM model enables users to tailor the output and automation features to your specific productivity requirements. Furthermore SLP s certified technicians can modify the devices in the field after installation to achieve faster imaging speeds and full automation.

SLP Solutions offers a broad menu of technical and machine-based services and support to help you improve the functionality and extend the life of the CRON-ECRM platesetter as well as SLP your other critical prepress and pressroom equipment.

The core of SLP Solutions is one-call technical support expert field service proactive preventive maintenance and fast-turnaround replacement parts. Services include prepress optimization installations training systems integration mechanical breakdown service press repairs machine rebuilds and relocations.

A wide selection of spare and replacement parts keeps costly downtime to a minimum. Technical specialists experienced at locating hard-to-find parts not in stock can identify the right replacement parts. Attention to shipping logistics ensures that parts arrive as expeditiously as possible.

"We are honored and humbled by the CRON-ECRM CtP s success in the marketplace " said Steve Mattingly senior vice president of SLP. "Many newspaper customers had held off making purchases following the last economic downturn. In the meantime SLP worked to bring to market the right solutions. We launched products last year that give you exactly what you have been waiting for. Add Presteligence production workflow software and you have what the SLP Strategic Alliance was founded to be: best-in-class partners with the solutions you need at the lowest possible cost."

SLP ( is a leading provider of digital plate solutions and associated products for printers throughout North America and around the world. Privately held American owned and professionally operated SLP is headquartered in Wake Forest North Carolina near the world-renowned Research Triangle Park. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in North Carolina and Michigan.