by Bonnie Corwin
Sunland Print & Copy Center began in May 1986 almost directly across the street from their present location at 7566 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. Robert Ward has been in this business since he was 14. For awhile Robert and Julie’s business moved near Commerce. In 1999 Robert’s parents purchased their present property, as a gift for Robert.
Their immediate family stays involved in the business. Erica, one of her twins, works at the shop full time and will probably take over the business someday, while Heather works in-home health care. There would be someone in the family to run this business should the unthinkable happen.
Even the grandchildren pitch in to help, run the machines and learn how to count change. Every now and then they have to ask a question about the Xerox Versant 180, a digital press that can do almost everything from 4×6 post cards to a 13×26 calendar sheet and banners. It can embroidery, silkscreen – heck they can put almost anything on your automobile in any form possible.
Julie said the best thing about working with family is spending a lot of time together. Although, she and Robert have taken work breaks from each other. He worked for the LA Weekly as a press check staying until they went digital. Julie worked at United Cerebral Palsy because her degree is in special education. They get tired of each other when they are working together, but when they are apart, miss each other.
This is a one stop printing facility. Anywhere from creating a logo to printing in any medium. There is really no reason to go to another printing place. Their prices are more than fair. They are very friendly and the work, impeccable. They are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, sometimes staying until 6:00. Call 818-353-1588.