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Sun Coast Press is a division of a family-owned set of newspapers in Southwest Florida.

Derek Dunn-Rankin created Sun Coast Media Group in 1977 and later
Daystar Communications, including a small amount of commercial printing.

The daily paper of 125 years, The Charlotte Sun and Weeklies have steadily grown in circulation and new titles in the Heartland areas of Florida have been acquired. Lake Wales, Bartow, Lake Placid and Sebring were latter added to the family-owned business. Sun Coast Press has grown rapidly with superior quality, diverse offerings and extraordinary customer service.

About Us

Growth is Our Goal

In the summer of 2009 Sun Coast Press was created to take on the need of a cold offset printer that offers superior customer service and print at affordable prices. Being a family owned newspaper we understand how important it is to meet the needs of small to large publications. There are presses in 2 locations with packaging and trucking running daily from Miami to Orlando and beyond.

Our Mission to Our Community

From community newspapers and niche publications to high school, college and university newspapers, and our experience, coupled with flexibility prove to be a winning combination. The team does prefer the old fashioned way to create each partnership with an onsite visit. Our sales team can discuss the best options for paper, page counts and color to maximize each publication with value to the customer.

Meet the family!

Sales and Support
  • John Black
  • Sales Manager
  • John has been with Sun Coast Press since 2009 but is no stranger to the newspaper business. John’s dad worked in the newspaper business, which is probably why he gravitated toward this profession. He’s originally from Maine and received a degree in Journalism/Mass Communication from the University of Maine. While in college John was part of the Maine Campus newspaper staff and has worked for weekly and daily newspapers since graduating college. John moved to Florida to work with the Bradenton Herald in the Sports Department since his background was news/sports reporter, copy editor and page designer editor before starting in sales. In John’s “spare time” he enjoys playing Rotisserie League Baseball with a group of friends, many whom he’s known since childhood. John also enjoys jogging (when his knees allow it), traveling and being part of the American Bulldog Rescue.
  • (941) 207-1406
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  • Debra Bacon
  • Sales Manager
  • Debra is originally from Ohio but has also lived in Hattiesburg before moving to Southwest Florida. She has worked in Newspaper advertising for 21 years and has been with Sun Coast Press sales for 6. Debra started her career in the pagination department and has been a Distribution Supervisor, Advertising Layout Coordinator, Real Estate Sales Executive, and Classified Manager. Debra loves to shop and spend time with her three granddaughters.
  • (941) 207-1401
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  • LeAnn Turner
  • Sales & Admin. Assistant
  • LeAnn is a 6th generation Florida native. She graduated from Port Charlotte High and later earned an Accounting degree. She first joined Sun Coast Media Group in 1989 when it acquired The Punta Gorda Herald. She worked in the classified department as well as being a Customer Service Supervisor before leaving to be with her family. After several years away from printing, she returned to the commercial print division as the Sales/ Administrative Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and stimulating the economy aka shopping.
  • (941) 206-1414
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  • Scott Toner
  • Technical Relations Manager
  • Scott has a long career in print as a second-generation printer. Growing up and spending time in pressrooms seemed natural to continue the family tradition. He started out in prepress as a cameraman and assembling mechanicals to plating and proofing to press. Scott has a worked for a daily family owned newspaper for 20 years with several spent in the sheet fed commercial print world. When not assisting customers with Photoshop and best practices in print. He enjoys anything science fiction and modified cars.
  • (941) 769-4260
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Getting Started…

Have Questions? We have answers.

Give us a call! Our team of experienced press engineers and graphic designers are ready to help you with your pre-press needs.

Call (941) 206-1430 or email

Venice Print Center

200 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285

Port Charlotte Center

23170 Harbor View Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33980


“Your production turnaround time was amazing. That is what is going to make me throw away those other advertising flyers from other printers.”

Billy Mayes • Proud East River Falcon, East River High School “Current”

Pre-Press Production
  • Gen Craig
  • Pre-Press Technician
  • Gen was born in Illinois but has lived in Florida for 38 years. She graduated from Port Charlotte High and attended Florida Southwestern State College. Gen has been working for Sun Coast Press for 15 years where she started working in Photoshop. From there she transferred to the Ad Service department to layout of all SCMG products and then her position expanded to include commercial products for Sun Coast Press. In her spare time, Gen would rather read a book than watch TV.
  • (941) 206-1403
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  • Amber Freeman
  • Pre-Press Technician
  • Amber is a native of the Florida Gulf Coast and came to Sun Coast Press 21 years ago with the promise of saving up enough money to pay for a Mustang which she drove until it literally caught on fire. She graduated from Port Charlotte High and attended Florida Southwestern State College. In 2013, Amber moved from the legal advertising department over to the commercial printing branch of Suncoast Press. She is an amateur cryptozoologist, writer of stories and avid reader of mysteries.
  • (941) 206-1415
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Press and Bindery
  • Robin Marotta
  • Production Manager
  • A natural mediator, multi-tasker and great with organized chaos, Robin has been with Sun Newspapers for about 15 years. She says that everyone on her team works hard and with great passion to deliver the best quality products to our readers and advertisers. Originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts, Robin had worked in the childcare industry before joining the Sun Newspapers’ family in Port Charlotte. Away from her position as production manager, Robin enjoys walks, time with her daughters, her dogs and loves our beautiful Florida beaches.
  • (941) 206-1416
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  • Tim Turner
  • Press Supervisor
  • Tim was born in Bristol, Tennessee and lived on both the Tennessee and Virginia side of Bristol. In 1983, he moved to Port Charlotte and began working at the Charlotte Sun in 1987. In 1992, he left Sun Coast Press and began working for Gannett where he worked for 25 years. Tim returned back to the Sun Coast Press in 2009 to help with quality on the day shift. He worked both jobs till 2016 which is when he took over as the Day Shift Supervisor for Sun Coast Press. When not working Tim enjoys swimming and spending time with his family.
  • (941) 206-1435
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  • Ken Moring
  • Production Manager
  • Ken started with Sun Coast Press in December 2017. He grew up in the Washington DC area and started printing while in high school and ink got in his blood. He has worked several years as a Pressman, Press Supervisor, Corporate Quality and Operations Manager. Ken and Lydia, his wife, enjoy traveling, dancing and visiting with their grown children.
  • (941) 207-1662
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