Two Long-Standing San Diego Printers Merge, Invest in New Komori Press
Friday, March 08, 2019
Carlsbad, Calif. – Two of San Diego North County’s longest standing and well-known commercial printers joined forces effective January 1, 2019. ZUZA (formally CPS Printing) and Golden State Graphics combine their respective decades of experience, talented teams and complimenting offerings to create the largest commercial printing company in San Diego North County. ZUZA has been known for years as one of the premier printing facilities in the County. ZUZA’s focus has been on both sheetfed and digital printing, as well as latest-generation software solutions that allow their clients to expand their reach by managing their marketing materials from anywhere in the world, 24/7. Golden State Graphics has built a loyal client following by bringing great value to their customers through sheetfed and digital printing as well as extensive post print fulfillment and large format graphics capabilities. Both companies focus on creating great client relationships by offering excellent customer service and delivering their customers an excellent print experience. Golden State Graphics owner, Alan Katz, and ZUZA president, Tom Hale, shared their thoughts on the merger. “We are very excited to join forces. This is an excellent opportunity to combine two great groups of employees and clients under one brand. It is also an excellent opportunity for both of our companies to bring our strengths together, to learn from each other, expand our offering and deliver our clients even more value than we have been able to offer independently. This merger will open new doors for us as a company, insure a strong and growing future for our employees, and deliver an enhanced offering to our clients.”
The newly formed ZUZA LLC leveraged it’s combined strength to continue to invest in the latest technology with a significant upgrade to their press lineup. Replacing presses that had been in service for years, they made the move to a new Komori GLX640C Press. This multimillion-dollar investment, coupled with ZUZA’s investment last year in to some of the most advanced prepress and plating technology available to the industry, has positioned them as a technology leader in the San Diego print market. ZUZA Chief Operating Officer, Randy Brown, said, “After months of in-depth research and capabilities comparisons, we were impressed with Komori’s forward-looking approach. The speed, wide range of substrates, including up to a thickness of 40pt. and sheet size up to 28x41, as well as production options like UV & HUV on this new press are unlike anything else we considered. With the investments we’ve made over the past year, we are confident that we will be delivering our customers the highest quality and greatest range of printed materials they can find anywhere.”
ZUZA LLC is an ISO 9001:2015 company. Their services include multi-channel marketing campaign services utilizing email, direct mail and custom landing pages as well as marketing asset management sites empowering companies to maintain brand & regulatory compliance and reduce obsolescence. Beyond those strategic services, ZUZA LLC offer the highest quality digital and sheetfed offset printing, as well as large format and complete bindery, and fulfillment services.