We put our heart,
mind, intellect
and enthusiasm
in all our work:
That is the secret
of our success.

We put our heart, mind, intellect and enthusiasm in all our work:
That is the secret of our success.

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Roberto Enrique Fridman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 31st, 1914. He was the son of Simon Fridman and Maria Sujaia, Poland immigrants. During his first years, he lived at a tenement house on Cangallo Street (now Peron Street) together with his parents and his five siblings (he was the fourth of five men and one woman). They lived in humble conditions as his parents had escaped poverty in Europe. His father was a bookbinder and he had a small printing press with typographic machines where he carried out his work. The place was called Imprenta Ramos Mejía in honor to his late friend Jose Maria Ramos Mejía, Minister of the Province of Buenos Aires, who used to give Roberto his most valuable books to be bound or fixed. Roberto took five days, for these works, three for binding and two for reading and learning Spanish. In addition, it was through these works that he got in contact with Colonel Enrique Mosconi who later founded Argentine Petrolium Reserves (Yacimientos Petrolíferos Argentinos – Y.P.F.).

Roberto Fridman studied music at the conservatory and started working as a pianist; however, he has always kept his passion for printing. Such was the case that at a certain time, his father, Simon, sold Imprenta Ramos Mejía and years later he bought it back. Then, on November 2nd 1944, he settled in Villa Crespo neighborhood, at Loyola Street with a typographic press and a binding workshop. The small workshop was settled on the first floor and on the upper floor, he settled his home.

He got married to Dina Salomón, Argentine, born August 30th, 1914 and they had their first daughter Alicia on January 8th, 1942. Ricardo was born on the same day they moved to the Printing Press on the 19th. At that time, the Printing Press was small and they only had two workers: his wife as assistant and himself as Manager. Norberto Simon, his third son, was born on March 9th, in 1950.

Although Roberto Fridman knew a lot about typography, his skills on commerce helped him to introduce well-known clients to his growing business. In 1961, a friend of his assembled an Offset Davidson machine but as it wasn’t his area of work, he passed it to Roberto to use it in the Printing Press.

The Printing Press started to develop Offset works using this machine and it concentrated on the quality of the works as they were very well accepted in the market. As a consequence, both its prestige and the number of clients were given a boost. His first works were two-color business stationery items.
Thanks to this exponential growth, he incorporated another Davidson and sometime later he added one-color and two-color machines, until in 1970 he was the pioneer in introducing a four-color Man Rolland machine, in the country. 
Impresiones Ramos Mejía (before Imprenta Ramos Mejía) caused a paradigmatic change by printing high quality brochures in four simultaneous colors when this was said to be impossible in the market and the most common technique was to pass works twice in a two-color machine.
This is how the Printing Press became the leader in quality printing of brochures as well as labels for the Meat-processing market (at that time Argentina was the main exporter of meat in the world) and labels for the beverage, wine and liquor industry. 
From 1970 to 1909, Impresiones Ramos Mejía kept leading the market and it stood out by printing Institutional Calendars that were considered real works of art, at the time. The printing press became the favorite for advertising companies. Due to the great amount of work it received, they added six-color machines (innovative at that time) and the first electric guillotines.
Mr. Roberto dedicated the rest of his life to painting and playing music and he continued living with Dora in his house on the upper floor until he died in April 2008.
Tradition continued to form what today is considered one of the most important Argentine companies in the country. We are responsible with our work and we offer all our clients the highest technology in quality and service in the market.

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Roberto Enrique Fridman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 31st, 1914. He was the son of Simon Fridman and Maria Sujaia, Poland immigrants. During his first years, he lived at a tenement house on Cangallo Street (now Peron Street) together with his parents and his five siblings (he was the fourth of five men and one woman). They lived in humble conditions as his parents had escaped poverty in Europe. His father was a bookbinder and he had a small printing press with typographic machines where he carried out his work. The place was called Imprenta Ramos Mejía in honor to his late friend Jose Maria Ramos Mejía, Minister of the Province of Buenos Aires, who used to give Roberto his most valuable books to be bound or fixed. Roberto took five days, for these works, three for binding and two for reading and learning Spanish. In addition, it was through these works that he got in contact with Colonel Enrique Mosconi who later founded Argentine Petrolium Reserves (Yacimientos Petrolíferos Argentinos – Y.P.F.).

Roberto Fridman studied music at the conservatory and started working as a pianist; however, he has always kept his passion for printing. Such was the case that at a certain time, his father, Simon, sold Imprenta Ramos Mejía and years later he bought it back. Then, on November 2nd 1944, he settled in Villa Crespo neighborhood, at Loyola Street with a typographic press and a binding workshop. The small workshop was settled on the first floor and on the upper floor, he settled his home.
He got married to Dina Salomón, Argentine, born August 30th, 1914 and they had their first daughter Alicia on January 8th, 1942. Ricardo was born on the same day they moved to the Printing Press on the 19th. At that time, the Printing Press was small and they only had two workers: his wife as assistant and himself as Manager. Norberto Simon, his third son, was born on March 9th, in 1950.
Although Roberto Fridman knew a lot about typography, his skills on commerce helped him to introduce well-known clients to his growing business. In 1961, a friend of his assembled an Offset Davidson machine but as it wasn’t his area of work, he passed it to Roberto to use it in the Printing Press.

The Printing Press started to develop Offset works using this machine and it concentrated on the quality of the works as they were very well accepted in the market. As a consequence, both its prestige and the number of clients were given a boost. His first works were two-color business stationery items.
Thanks to this exponential growth, he incorporated another Davidson and sometime later he added one-color and two-color machines, until in 1970 he was the pioneer in introducing a four-color Man Rolland machine, in the country. 
Impresiones Ramos Mejía (before Imprenta Ramos Mejía) caused a paradigmatic change by printing high quality brochures in four simultaneous colors when this was said to be impossible in the market and the most common technique was to pass works twice in a two-color machine.
This is how the Printing Press became the leader in quality printing of brochures as well as labels for the Meat-processing market (at that time Argentina was the main exporter of meat in the world) and labels for the beverage, wine and liquor industry. 
From 1970 to 1909, Impresiones Ramos Mejía kept leading the market and it stood out by printing Institutional Calendars that were considered real works of art, at the time. The printing press became the favorite for advertising companies. Due to the great amount of work it received, they added six-color machines (innovative at that time) and the first electric guillotines.
Mr. Roberto dedicated the rest of his life to painting and playing music and he continued living with Dora in his house on the upper floor until he died in April 2008.
Tradition continued to form what today is considered one of the most important Argentine companies in the country. We are responsible with our work and we offer all our clients the highest technology in quality and service in the market.