Superior Lithographics Receives First Lithec USA Installation of In-Press Color Scanner

We at Lithec USA are proud to announce our first LithoFlash Inline installation in the United States. The installation was completed just last month for Superior Lithographics, located in Los Angeles, CA.

Superior Lithographics is a 30-year litho-label, top sheet and folding carton manufacturer.  Known for high quality printing, Superior Lithographics is always looking for ways to improve their processes to achieve the best quality and customer satisfaction.  The LithoFlash system will now give them an edge over competition, with consistent color control, reduced make ready time and minimal waste.

They installed a full LithoFlash system on their 64” KBA 162 with UV. The installation went smoothly and the results have been immediate.

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From Left to Right: 
John Woessner, Service Engineer of ServiceAccess; Peter Petrow, Service Engineer of Lithec GMBH; Clyde Tillman, CEO of Access Group; Carlos Camarena, 1st Pressman; Doug Rawson, CEO & Founder; Jeff Ku, VP Operations; Jim Eakin, Print Production Manager; Cuco Urena, 1st Pressman

“I think the biggest evidence of a good product with an easy interface is the fact that every one of our pressmen like the system and have bought in to letting the system control the color.”
- Jim Eakin, Print Production Manager 

“We have already seen substantial savings in paper and time in just our first few weeks of running the system. We will definitely be adding the LithoFlash to our other presses.”
- Jeff Ku, VP Operations 

“The Lithec team was very attentive to our needs and adjusted to our schedule during the installation process. All of our people like the system. It was a good decision for us.”
- Doug Rawson, CEO

Superior Lithographics Named Best of the Best Awardee in Best Workplace in the Americas 2017 Competition

Los Angeles, CA2/13/2018 Superior Lithographics of Los Angeles, CA has been awarded the Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) designation, Best of the Best, to recognize exemplary human resources practices that create an outstanding workplace. For 17 years, Printing Industries of America’s BWA program has acted as an acknowledgment of printing industry excellence in human resources practices.

Being designated a Best of the Best company demonstrates the significant commitment that Superior Lithographics has made to its employees by investing in their work environment, their personal goals and ambitions, and recognizing that an exceptional workplace also serves the needs of the company.

A panel of respected human relations professionals from the print industry judged entrants against benchmarking categories that promote the most sought-after qualities of today's workforce, including: Communication & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits, and Work Environment & Safety.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the industry and we are all especially proud of the award’s alignment with our company vision,” said Doug Rawson, CEO.

Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, agrees. “Companies recognized in the Best Workplace in the Americas program exhibit the highest commitment to success in many ways, but particularly through their employees. Congratulations to Superior Lithographics.”  

For more information about the Best Workplace in the Americas program, contact Adriane Harrison at 412-259-1707, or see For more information about Superior Lithographics, contact Megan Simmons at 323-263-8400.

Superior Installs New Folding Carton Quality Inspection System

Superior has partnered with Baumer HHS to upgrade one of its legacy folder-gluers with a variety of inline quality inspection systems including lot code scanning, color scanning, glue detection, and auto rejection.  While the machine has always had barcode detection, these additional sensors allow for more consistent product and reduces the need for reliance on human intervention.  This move effectively equalizes our folding-gluing equipment standards and increases scheduling flexibility in order to meet our customers' quick lead-time expectations.  If you have any questions, please reach out to our team to arrange a tour.

Superior Lithographics Celebrates 30 Years!

This September, we celebrate our 30th year in business and would like to thank all our customers, vendors, team members and their friends and family for supporting us throughout our journey.  As we continue to grow, we look forward to learning from our past, strengthening our current partnerships and exploring new opportunities.  You can read the story of how we started here.

 Some of Superior's first equipment at 3055 Bandini Blvd.  Photograph taken 1990.

Some of Superior's first equipment at 3055 Bandini Blvd.  Photograph taken 1990.

Superior Launches New Website!

We are excited to announce a new website to more accurately represent the company, its vision and its people.  As some of you may have noticed, the past five years have resulted in dramatic changes to our corporate philosophy, offerings and the plant itself!  As a result, we are determined to keep you up-to-date with industry happenings and driven to improve what you look for: consistent lead time and consistent quality.  After all, change is the only way to improve, right?

Superior Lithographics Installs PPCTS SMARTFOLD 1100SL ULTRA Folder/Gluer

PPCTS has installed and commissioned a SMARTFOLD 1100SL ULTRA Folder/Gluer for folding carton and light corrugated, that also included an in-line IMPACK ERGOSA/PERPACK Packing system at Superior Graphic Packaging. This is the first SMARTFOLD ULTRA installation in the United States with two additional lines to be commissioned shortly.