It was a typical fall day in Southern Oregon when Ram Offset Lithographers opened its doors for business in 1980. The company name originated from the initials of the three owners at the time: Richard H.; Alan C. and Monte C. Their passion for printing set the foundation for a business that is still going strong 37 years later!
In 1988, Peter Dale became a co-owner of Ram, partnering with one of the original owners, Alan C. The two of them continued to develop the business by expanding the building, purchasing a new state of the art 4 Color Akiyama sheetfed press, 150-foot-long heat-set web press, implementing a mailing department and installing one of the first HP Indigo presses in Southern Oregon.
In 2006 Joanne Dale, Peter’s wife bought Alans’ interest and became majority owner of Ram Offset, qualifying Ram as a woman-owned business.
Ram has had as many as 50 employees employed at one time. A lot of the staff come from a printing background – either as apprenticeships they have earned, or their parents working in the industry. The staff employed at Ram love what they do. The smell of the inks, the sounds of the paper – it’s a passion that is hard to explain so we will let the numbers tell the story. Our prepress tech, Brad B., has been at Ram Offset for 26 years while Joe Milder and Sam Tinsley have been employed at Ram for 25 and 20 years, respectively. Graphic Design and Prepress has kept Jo Anne T. loving her job for over 16 years. Paul Hart and David Damico have each been selling for 15 years, and our General Manager, Steve P. has been here for 13 years.
As it was in 1980, Ram is continually striving for quality with our emphasis on excellent customer service. We strive to educate our customers so they not only can save money on their printing but also achieve the best quality.
Many facets, such as digital and mailing services, have been added to Ram since we opened our doors 37 years ago, and we have our clients to thank for that. Your continuous support, loyalty, and confidence allow us to provide superior quality and dedicated service.