SoCal Shop Celebrates 90 Years, Five Generations
TEMECULA, CA—The longtime Southern California printing manufacturer, Robinson Printing, is celebrating 90 years in business. The family-owned, family-run business since 1924, has outlasted the Great Depression, a World War and war rationing, several earthquakes and four relocations. One of the original presses, purchased second-hand by Joseph Robinson in 1924, still sits in the front office. Now run by the third, fourth and fifth generations, Robinson Printing is one of Southern California’s oldest businesses.
"Robinson Printing’s values and strong work ethic has set us apart from the competition," stated Dave Robinson, a fourth generation owner. "Since my great-grandfather Joseph opened his stationery and printing shop in downtown Long Beach, we have strived to find our niche in order to keep us competitive and relevant. For more than 30 years that specialty has been medical instruction printing. While we also produce full-color commercial work, our main focus is this high-quality, incredibly accurate printing that accompanies medical devices, pharmaceuticals and other complicated products.”
Dave’s brother Steve added, “Without our tight-knit family of highly skilled and caring employees we would not be where we are today."
During Robinson Printing’s long history (48 years in Long Beach, 20 years in North Orange County and 21 in Temecula), the Robinsons have served their communities through their local churches. "Our faith in Jesus Christ is foremost in all the choices we make both personally and professionally," said third-generation owner Mike Robinson.
On one night in 1969, Mike’s dad, Norman, and grandfather, Joseph, passed away within hours of each other. Mike credits his faith for helping him to persevere, as he became a business owner at the age of 26.
Throughout the years, Robinson Printing has endeavored to grow with their customers and stay relevant through improved technology, quality accountability and environmentally responsible programs. One example of this is the development of adhesive instructions-for-use (IFUs). IFUs are the medical device industry’s multi-language product instructions.
"When a customer approached us to develop a way to provide an adhesive backer to their thick, map-fold IFUs, we devised and customized machinery that uniquely would meet this need," explained Mike Robinson. "Today, Robinson Printing’s In-Sheet is a one-of-a-kind adhesive IFU used frequently by our customer base throughout the medical device industry."