Family-owned and operated since 1980, Mattos Newspapers, Inc. is the Central Valley's premier commercial printing company. Our versatility in printing formats, bindery capabilities, vast publishing knowledge and commitment to customer service enable us to provide you with a variety of options for producing the highest quality publication.
Exceptional Publishing Knowledge
Mattos Newspapers is a commercial printer that is owned by a 100 year–old locally-owned newspaper. This means that we offer you more than simply putting ink on paper, we provide decades of publishing knowledge and expertise to enhance your publication. Our talented staff will help you with key issues such as expanding your circulation, increasing advertising revenues and entering into newspaper industry organizations. At MNI, we do not view ourselves as merely being in the commercial printing business, but rather the communications solutions business.
Commitment to Customer Service
Clients have suggested that it is our small-town friendliness that makes our team of customer service representatives a pleasure to work with. Perhaps this is because we consider each client a member of our team. Together, we are dedicated to producing the highest quality publication that meets all of your needs.
As experienced printers for many years, our commitment to quality is present in each step of the production of your publication, from prepress to delivery.
As a full-service commercial printer, Mattos Newspapers, Inc. is prepared to handle any job with our variety of printing equipment. Here is a brief overview of the equipment utilized in each of our departments to meet your specific needs:
It all starts with the high-speed transfer of your files to our FTP site. We strive to ensure that your publication is delivered to us camera-ready, in a secure, hassle-free manner. To minimize the possibility of errors, all files must be sent ot us in press-ready PDF format. Your job is then proofed and sent to film on our imagesetter.
Once your publication is burned to plates, it then moves to our pressroom where it is printed, using our versatile sheetfed or webpress equipment.
7-unit Harris web offset press
Hamada C248E 2-color sheetfed press
Chief 2217 sheetfed press
To meet your specific needs, we provide in-house bindery, which includes a wide array of inserting, trimming, numbering, labeling and mailing services.
We deliver throughout the Central Valley, Bay Area and Sierra foothills.
Our Harris Web offset press enables us to print a variety of formats and color layouts.
We offer two paper sizes: 27.5" and 25" web rolls.
Broadsheet, 27.5 inch: 13" wide x 21.5" tall
Broadsheet, 25 inch: 11.625" wide x 21.5" tall
Tabloid, 27.5 inch: 10.125" wide x 13" tall
Tabloid, 25 inch: 10.125" wide x 11.25" tall
Our versitile sheetfed presses can be configured to meet your printing needs. We offer a variety of paper types, sizes, and color options. Please call for details.
We're Here to Help
In our quest to provide you with the highest quality publication, we strive to make the process as easy as possible for you. We have included answers to frequently asked questions in the following sections in an effort to get you prepared to print with us.
If the following sections do not contain the information that you require, feel free to call us at (209) 243-8109 and one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives will be happy to help you on the road to success.
Preparing Your Publication For Web Printing
PDF is the preferred format to receive your publication. If your PDF is distilled correctly, it enables us to produce your publication in a consistent, high-quality manner (Please refer to our guide below for proper distiller settings). However, if corrections are required, it is our policy that you resubmit your PDF with the necessary changes.
We accept Black and White (Grayscale) and Color (must be CMYK). Please note RGB photos will not print in "true" colors.
We will not color-correct photos unless you have approved it. We are not responsible for the printing quality of outside adjusted photos. If you have any technical questions regarding your photos, please give your Mattos customer service representative a call.
We use 100-line screen for color images and 85-line for grayscale images. Image resolution should be one and a half of that, for example, 150-200 dpi for grayscale/CMYK files running at 100% and at least 600 dpi for line art, depending on the original's quality.
Please choose the "Press Qualty" preset in Acrobat Distiller. If you are using InDesign, you may also output your PDF directly from the program, but make sure to choose "Press Quality" in the job options.
If your publication uses spot color:
If you are creating a PDF that will be printed in black plus one color, USE BLACK AND CYAN as your colors. We will change the color to your requested preference on the press.
How To Send Us Your Publication
We prefer that your upload your publication to use using our FTP site. For login information and instructions, please contacct your Mattos customer service representative. If you are unable to upload directly to our FTP site, we will accept files via e-mail, or alternately, on a CD-ROM delivered to our Newman facility.
For more information or to speak to a sales representative, please call us at (209) 862-2222.