Delta Printing Solutions — A Best Kept SecretApril 2008
“This is just the way we like it,” says Jerry Bernstein, executive vice president of the Valencia, CA-based company that’s become a top provider of books, manuals, catalogs, journals and directories. “We are the largest independent book printer in the Western United States. We’re not only a hidden gem, but a well-kept secret.”
Delta Printing Solutions has equipment suited to all production quantities, from small through large runs, with particular emphasis on meeting quick turnaround and just-in-time requirements. In fact, it’s the printer’s ability to deliver a fast, 10-day turnaround for most medium- to high-volume jobs that gives it a decided edge.
Based in Southern California, Delta is uniquely positioned to take advantage of its geographic location. It has been estimated that this region has the fifth largest economy in the world with a number of major companies within easy striking distance.
“We’re sitting in the midst of a region that’s an economic juggernaut,” adds Bernstein. “We’re in the right position to serve our marketplace. And we’ve positioned ourselves to provide the right sort of turnaround time.”
That includes operating out of a 120,000-square-foot facility that has been recently redesigned to maximize productivity.
The printer has a fully digital prepress system that can accommodate nearly any software used in publishing. Armed with CTP technology and an array of sheetfed and web printing presses, the company recently installed a 12,000 cph Muller Martini Corona perfect binder, one of the largest of its kind in the West.
Faster Than the Big Boys
Keeping up with technological changes in the marketplace has enabled Delta to post an average lead time of only two weeks. According to Bern- stein, very few companies would even contemplate a two-week lead time. Bigger companies, he says, routinely offer four to eight weeks.
“We proactively manage our capacity so we have the ability to scale and flex as customer requirements dictate,” points out Matt Keller, vice president of sales. “That’s part of our organization’s DNA. It’s how we do business and is the value we create for our customers.”
Delivering product in a timely fashion and providing good service is a top priority for Delta. “It’s our ability to provide both very well that makes us unique,” contends Bernstein. “There aren’t many companies on the West Coast that can do this.”