Celebrating a Century of Craftsmanship and Dedication: Robinson Printing Marks its 100th Year

Celebrating a Century of Craftsmanship and Dedication: Robinson Printing Marks its 100th Year

Posted: February 15, 2024 |

A Tapestry of Family Legacy and Industry Innovation: Robinson Printing Reaches 100 Years

From the heart of Tennessee to the bustling streets of Long Beach and beyond, Robinson Printing's story is woven with threads of family legacy and industry innovation. This year marks a momentous occasion – the 100th anniversary of a company built on unwavering dedication to quality and service, where generations of Robinsons have poured their passion into every meticulously printed page.

From Humble Beginnings to Californian Footholds: The First 45 Years

Joseph Robinson, a man with a keen eye for detail and a love for the printing craft, laid the foundation in 1924. His move to Long Beach, California, marked the official start of Robinson Printing, a company that would thrive under the joint leadership of Joseph and his son, Norman, for the next 45 years. Their unwavering commitment to quality and service became the bedrock of the company, a principle that would guide them through the decades.

Stepping into the Unknown: A New Chapter under Mike Robinson

In 1969, a new chapter unfolded as Norman's eldest son, Mike, took the helm at the tender age of 27. Just as Mike found his footing, tragedy struck. On the same day, both Joseph and Norman passed away, leaving the young leader to navigate uncharted waters. Yet, Mike's resilience and unwavering dedication to his family's legacy ensured the company continued to flourish.

The Fourth Generation Takes the Torch: Expanding Horizons and Embracing Innovation

In 1986, Dave Robinson, Mike's eldest son, joined the family business, marking the fourth generation to carry the torch. Together, they weathered industry changes and embraced new opportunities. Their vision propelled Robinson Printing into exciting new territory in 1992 with the move to Temecula and the expansion of their services to include specialized Instructions for Use (IFUs) with map-folds on lightweight papers. This strategic move positioned Robinson Printing as a key player in the exclusive markets of Medical Device, Pharma, Diagnostics, and OEM industries.

Single Source Capabilities: Robinson Printing & Steven Label Combine Expertise

When Steven Label acquired Robinson Printing in 2017, their combined expertise in medical printing led to a powerful synergy of single-source capabilities to the medical industry. By merging their respective strengths, Steven Label has evolved into a dominant force in the industry, showcasing its capabilities with every intricate label and instruction manual. As Robinson Printing celebrates its 100th year, the echoes of five generations continue to resonate. The company stands as a testament to resilience, innovation, and an unyielding dedication to exceeding expectations. Each meticulously crafted page tells a story – a story of family values, unwavering commitment, and a legacy that continues to unfold with every printed page.

A Toast to the Future: Building on 100 Years of Excellence

As Robinson Printing embarks on its second century, the future holds endless possibilities. With a foundation built on generations of expertise and a commitment to pushing boundaries, Robinson Printing is poised to continue its journey of excellence. Here's to the next 100 years, to pushing the boundaries of printing, and to honoring the legacy of craftsmanship and family that has made Robinson Printing a true California success story.