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The History of Vedda Printing

Vedda Printing officially began in 1956, but Phil Vedda Sr. discovered his passion for printing at the tender age of 12

Printing is truly in the Vedda family’s DNA. Vedda Printing officially began in 1956, but Phil Vedda Sr. discovered his passion for printing at the tender age of 12, a time when other boys were only interested in sports and hanging out with friends.

Phil Vedda Sr.The son of first generation immigrants from Sicily, his parents ran a fruit and vegetable stand. Phil took a printing class in the 7th grade, using all letter press equipment. After making business cards for his parents’ business, he knew printing was what he was meant to do…even though he spelled "vegetable" wrong! (Never underestimate the power of a proofreader!) In high school, he even printed his own diploma!

In Vedda Printing’s early years, Phil endured exceptionally long days, working full-time for other printers, while growing his business on the side. After seven years, he was finally ready to make Vedda Printing his full time job.

It truly became a family business, with his wife Grace keeping the books, proofreading and running the office. All five of Phil’s children have worked for the business, and three of them are still with the company to this day. Phil said it was a godsend having his children with him to grow the business, as they share his vision and drive for taking the business to the next level. The printing gene has been passed down to the third generation now, as two of Phil's grandsons, both named Phil, of course, are now helping lead the company.

Extending the network, Don, Phil Sr.’s close friend and neighbor who became like family, was with Vedda Printing for more than 35 years; his sons are now carrying on the tradition. Growing well beyond just family, Vedda now has more than 37 employees and counting.

As the business grew, the buildings did not, so Vedda has been in several west side Cleveland locations over the years, finally landing on our current location at 12000 Berea Road in Cleveland.

According to Phil, the keys to Vedda’s longevity and success are quality equipment and quality people to run them. Vedda has equipment for virtually every job, including multiple Heidelberg presses, and can help you create compelling pieces that drive sales! The team would love to work with you on your next project.

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12000 Berea Road,

Cleveland, OH 44111

 

Phone: 216-671-2222

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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