about us


Welcome to Lithotech, Since opening its doors more than 30 years ago with just two employees, Lithotech has grown to become one of the largest continuously owned printing companies in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona.

Our clients include corporations, advertising agencies, design firms, brokers and publishers producing one-color to six-color printed products – everything from books, magazines, catalogs and annual reports to calendars, folding cartons, posters and direct mail.

Lithotech employees are expertly trained technicians and craftspeople who provide the highest level of service to our customers. We are proud of our seasoned team members, whose average tenure at the company is more than three times the national average. In recognition of our position as a leader in the graphics arts industry, the Phoenix Business Journal has continually named Lithotech one of the Top 20 Printers in Arizona.


our history

With over 30 years of continuous ownership, Lithotech is the oldest continuously owned printing company of its size in the valley.
With 2 employees, Lithotech, Inc. is founded by current President Irvin “Butch” Platt
Company purchases and moves to its new home in the Elquist Building at 2nd St. and Pierce in Phoenix
An expanding Lithotech purchases and moves to its current location in the Central Bindery Building at 22nd Avenue and Grand in Phoenix
Company purchases and installs its first 40” 6 color Heidelberg Speedmaster sheetfed press
Lithotech rebrands with a new logo and tagline and becomes known for being dog-friendly
Lithotech completes its transition to digital technology with the purchase of its first Trendsetter platesetter creating an all digital prepress workflow
Increasing its efforts to preserve the environment and offer clients eco-friendly paper alternatives, Lithotech receives its FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification
Expansion into digital printing is completed with the purchase of its first Xerox 5000 digital press
Lithotech converts to the most advanced eco –friendly printing plate, the Kodak Sonora XP process free plate, that requires no chemical development, making the entire prepress workflow chemical-free
Refreshed version of dog paw logo launched updating a look that has served well and spoken to the hearts of many clients through the years
As Lithotech’s fulfillment, mailing and pick-and-pack operations expand and additional space is needed for its marketing and publication design team, an additional facility is purchased adjacent to its current location
After almost four decades in business, Lithotech rebrands with a bold, modern look, spotlighting our ability to provide solutions from every angle

why choose us?

Customer Service Commitment

One of the hallmarks of Lithotech’s success has been our commitment to unsurpassed customer service. By creating a culture within the Lithotech family that emphasizes meeting client needs and expectations, we have fostered trusted relationships with our clients; many lasting over two decades. We are proud to say that we continue to partner with the company that brought us our first project over 30 years ago.

In creating a successful customer service program we have utilized both personnel and technology to create the framework needed to respond quickly to our clients. Following are just some of the elements we employ in maintaining ultimate customer satisfaction.

Superior Systems

The system helps team members to keep their commitment to 100% on time delivery by supplying the following:

  • A) An overview of all projects that are currently in production
  • B) Tracking all changes made to projects after their initial entry into the system
  • C) Outlining budgeted production times and completion dates for each department associated with a job
  • D) Identifying possible overloads at each department, allowing workflow changes when needed

meet our team

Butch Platt

Primary Focus: Company Management 49 Years of Industry Experience 43 Years at Lithotech Butch.Platt@LithotechAZ.com Butch began his career with Southwest Forest Industries, a large paper manufacturer. He then transitioned to the printing


Lisa Platt

Primary Focus: Large Account Management 44 Years of Industry Experience 28 Years at Lithotech Lisa.Platt@LithotechAZ.com Lisa’s printing career began in Los Angeles as a sales representative for one of the largest commercial printing an


Dale Huston

Primary Focus: Planning/Estimating/Purchasing 46 Years of Industry Experience 30 Years at Lithotech Dale.Huston@LithotechAZ.com As a longtime printing veteran, Dale has worked as press helper, press operator, cameraman, stripper, bindery


Sue Vlasak

Primary Focus: Planning/Estimating/Purchasing 40 Years of Industry Experience 9 Years at Lithotech Sue.Vlasak@LithotechAZ.com Sue is a seasoned veteran in the printing industry, starting out as an administrative assistant and moving up


Kate Ranney

Primary Focus: Runs the Show 35 Years of Industry Experience 15 Years at Lithotech Kate.Ranney@LithotechAZ.com Kate truly runs the front of the house. She is the one who will always greet you with a smile when you walk through our door, a


Russ Wadecki

Primary Focus: Plant Operations 42 Years of Industry Experience 10 Years at Lithotech Russ.Wadecki@LithotechAZ.com Russ began his printing career in Chicago in 1978 as a press operator and is experienced in small and large offset; dupli


Sue Mehlhaff

Primary Focus: Exceeding Customer Expectations 38 Years of Industry Experience 16 Years at Lithotech Sue.Mehlhaff@LithotechAZ.com Sue has printing in her blood. Her father bought into a printing franchise when she was a teenager and the


Scott Kann

Primary Focus: Print Management Specialist 32 Years of Industry Experience 30 Years at Lithotech Scott.Kann@LithotechAZ.com Scott has 25+ years in the commercial printing industry, and his passion for what he does is still as strong as


Lydia Montgomery

Primary Focus: Account Management & Customer Service 39 Years of Industry Experience 6 Years at Lithotech Lydia.Montgomery@LithotechAZ.com Lydia’s 35+ year printing career started in South Orange County, California. She earned her BA


Greg Schutsky

Primary Focus: Account Management & Customer Service 37 Years of Industry Experience 3 Year at Lithotech Greg.Schutsky@LithotechAZ.com At the end of the day, the printing industry boils down to one thing. As Greg says, “It’s ink on


Matt Estes

Primary Focus: Print and Packaging Solutions 25 Years of Industry Experience 16 Years at Lithotech Prepress@LithotechAZ.com Matt Estes brings over twenty years of digital design expertise to the Lithotech team and has been problem solvi