Ventura Printing Increases Production Capacity with Installation of Fourth Mitsubishi Press
OXNARD, CA—In early 2006, Ventura Printing acquired Business Mailing Center, a $2 million mailing and fulfillment firm in Oxnard. The combination of the new capabilities, a growing sales force and an influx of 40-inch work led the commercial printer to add another Mitsubishi press to its stable of sheetfed presses.
The five-color, 40-inch Diamond 3000S is equipped with an aqueous tower coater and extended delivery. It is the fourth Mitsubishi press that Ventura Printing has purchased in 12 years.
“In terms of size and run lengths, many of the jobs we have been receiving are a better fit for the 40-inch sheet size,” said David Wilson, general manager. “Compared to other printing equipment, Mitsubishi presses offer exceptional quality, faster turnarounds and superior reliability,”
Founded as Horton Printing in 1920, Ventura Printing is an employee-owned provider of general commercial printing with a staff of 110. The printer reported just over $15 million in sales volume in 2006.
Ventura Printing’s services include scanning, color correcting, printing, binding and fulfillment of marketing brochures, catalogs, annual reports, direct mail and packaging. The average run length is 5,000 to 10,000 impressions, although Wilson said Ventura Printing is not timid when it comes to larger jobs because the company runs presses around the clock and seven days a week.
To meet the needs of its clients, Ventura Printing operates fully equipped electronic prepress and bindery departments. The mailing and fulfillment division enables Ventura Printer to provide a “one-stop solution” to customers that previously had separate relationships with a mail house and a print shop, according to Wilson.
“The mail side of our business is growing due to our existing print customers being able to take advantage of mailing services, and print orders are increasing as a result of our relationship with mail customers,” he said.