Company History

We began in 1989 as a quick-print and duplicating shop based in Carlsbad, California, purchased by Martin Solarsh who had recently arrived from South Africa. In those days, we had only 20 employees – and a vision. Partner Philip Lurie, also from South Africa, joined us in 1990, adding his business acumen to the team, and helping us to move forward to the next level of realizing our mission.

Since our beginnings when our company was called Carlsbad Printing Service, and later as CPS Printing, we have tirelessly sought out new and better ways to meet your printing and marketing needs. Over the past two decades, the industry has seen tremendous change. Offset has been joined by digital printing to provide a wider range of printing economies and on-demand capability. Electronic media has flourished. And marketers have more promotional channels to reach customers and prospects than ever before. At every step, we’ve invested in the technology and talent to meet your printing, mailing and electronic campaign needs.

As early as 2004, CPS recognized the growing need for automating the management of marketing assets. Marketers didn’t just need high-quality, high-speed printing service. They needed a way to respond to a changing market, with national and global distribution points. That’s when we ventured into Marketing Asset Management.

In January of 2019.  Zuza merged with Golden State Graphics combining their respective decades of experience, talented teams, and complementing offerings to create one of the largest commercial printing companies in San Diego County.  Both companies focus on creating great client relationships by offering excellent customer service and delivering their customers an excellent print experience.  This merger opened new doors for us as a company as each company had capabilities that the other did not, thus being able to deliver an enhanced offering to our clients.  The newly formed ZUZA LLC leveraged our combined strength to continue to invest in the latest technology with a significant upgrade to our press lineup.  We added a new Komori GLX640C press. This multimillion-dollar investment, coupled with the most advanced prepress and plating technology available to the industry, has positioned us as a technology leader in the San Diego print market.