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Looking to Join our Team?

Experienced Printing Sales Professionals Wanted!

Mariano Press is actively seeking commissioned sales personnel and individuals with a combination of graphic designer/sales-person skills. These graphic artist/sales people would earn commissions on the sales of jobs in addition to receiving a large percentage of the billed artwork on jobs they designed.

Email resumes to jeremy@marianopress.com or fax your resume to 732-214-1383

Mariano Press: A Little Slice of Central Jersey History

Our History

The business was started in 1946 by Jerry and Dominic Mariano, after Jerry had returned home from World War II. The brothers opened their shop in the garage next to the house in which they lived. They soon began taking on accounts from nearby churches and the Camp Kilmer army base. The business steadily grew by word-of-mouth.

Over the course of the years the business expanded and the garage was enlarged. By the 1960’s Mariano Press had spread over the property and took over most of the backyard. New presses and equipment were purchased, and the business went from the letterpress medium into the offset printing arena. Although the printing was mostly offset, the typesetting was still done in hot lead.

Major changes in the 1970’s included the addition of a pressroom and stockroom. The shop also purchased its first computer typesetting equipment.

By the 1980’s the shop had expanded to fill all of the available space and was moving into the house next door. Jerry’s sons, Joseph and Jerry, then became the proprietors of the commercial print shop. New accounts were acquired while the old ones were maintained. Old letterpress equipment gave way to more offset presses.

In the early 90’s Mariano Press entered the world of desktop publishing. More creativity in the pre-press department lent itself to more creativity in the actual printing process. Offering a complete range of services from design to delivery, Mariano Press increased its productivity. By the mid-90’s,with no room for expansion, a new building had to be acquired.

The new facility in Somerset was purchased shortly after the business celebrated its 50th birthday. It is equipped with plenty of on-site parking, improved office space, and a modern production area.

One of the reasons for moving the business was to provide space for new equipment. “We were in need of upgrading our presses if we were to be competitive in today’s market,” says Joseph. “At our old place in New Brunswick, we would have needed to add a second floor to make room for the new presses. Here in Somerset we have plenty of room to grow,” he added.

And grow they have! In 1997 a four-color perfecting press was added, moving Mariano Press into the color marketplace. “We were doing four-color process before,” says Jerry “one color at a time. The four-color press is a lot faster and the quality is incredible.”

In 2001 the four-color perfecting press was sold to make way for a six-color perfecting press. The new six-color opens many avenues for Mariano Press. A two-color perfecting press was also added.
2002 saw the acquisition of 1800 square feet of warehouse space, which allows for the ability to purchase larger quantities of paper, resulting in a considerable savings for customers. Later that year a 40″ MBO Folder was added, making it possible to fold large sheets in-house.

During 2003 large-format proofing became available. A Computer-to-Plate system was installed, increasing the quality of printed pieces, as well as providing a better system for proofing.

2005 was the year Joe’s son, Jeremy, joined the company as a partner. His youth and exuberance has given the company the ability to relate to a new generation.

In 2007 a brand-new Heidelberg 102CD 5-Color press with aqueous coater was installed. This new computerized press revolutionized the color-printing output of Mariano Press and added another level of quality and service.

Early in 2008 the pre-press department was updated with an entire Kodak system, including: a Trendsetter Computer-to-Plate system, Prinergy Workflow, and a Kodak Digital Matchprint proofer. With these additions, Mariano Press has become one of the most technologically advanced printers in the world.

In September 2010 Mariano Press acquired Mercury Printing, formerly of North Brunswick. With the equipment, personnel and accounts of Mercury, Mariano Press has moved into the digital printing arena. This allows for faster production and increased options on many orders.

In 2011 a further acquisition enabled the production of die cutting, foil stamping and embossing services to be performed in-house.

When 2013 began, we installed a new Canon Imagepress 6010 that has become a great asset and a suitable cost effective way to meet your printing needs.