Southern Lithoplate Chosen as PAGE Platinum Supplier for Seventh Time

March 13, 2014

Article by: Southern Lithoplate

For the seventh year in a row Southern Lithoplate Inc. has been named to the prestigious Platinum Supplier list by the PAGE Cooperative. The not-for-profit member-owned newspaper buying association tapped longtime Preferred Supplier Southern Lithoplate among the 18 Platinum Suppliers designated for 2014.

“Our support for PAGE and its member companies runs very deep ” said Steve Mattingly Southern Lithoplate’s Senior Vice President. “We are proud of our business activity within the Cooperative and honored to continue to earn the confidence of the PAGE leadership and members.”

Southern Lithoplate ( is a leading provider of digital plate solutions and associated products for the newspaper and high-quality commercial sheetfed printing markets. Southern Lithoplate’s service infrastructure is designed to support customer productivity and profitability from prepress through the pressroom and beyond. Equipment manufacturers have confidence in Southern Lithoplate’s ability to service customers’ prepress and pressroom technology including computer-to-plate recorders and processors.

Southern Lithoplate is committed to working closely with customers to improve printing techniques and quality such as participation in the Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production (SNAP) Certificate Program. Southern Lithoplate also is helping customer partners print to G7®-based specifications through its G7 Quality Program. State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in North Carolina and Michigan exceed the needs of Southern Lithoplate’s customer markets. The company is headquartered in Wake Forest N.C. near the world-renowned Research Triangle Park.

The PAGE Cooperative boasts more than 200 Preferred Suppliers and Partners. The Platinum Supplier program is instrumental in fostering continuous improvement in supplier performance. Candidates are judged on various performance criteria throughout the previous year. Recipients include workflow software developers ink and pressroom chemistry producers and manufacturers of equipment related to printing and publishing.

Southern Lithoplate has been singled out for vendor recognition every year since PAGE inaugurated the Platinum Supplier program in 2008.