Economy Printing Service was established in 1978 by Art and Rosemary Calderon. They sold the parent company “Arthur G Calderon Inc" to Frank Montero in 2003 and promptly retired. Frank renamed the corporation “Montero Printing” in 2003 and continued doing business as Economy Printing Service. He then acquired the accounts from another company, Freedom Fast Print in Watsonville. In 2005 Montero Printing also bought Ryan Ranch Printers, a high end printing company with 15 years tenure in Monterey and Carmel. As a result of merging the best of both worlds of quality and value pricing, the Montero Printing companies provide the highest quality printing and copying, at affordable rates. Most of their customers are in the Monterey, Salinas, and Santa Cruz areas. Their professional and experienced teams provide our customers with complete printing and copying services from the pre-press stage through press to post-press with a focus on enhancing their business or organization's identity through our services.
Our knowledgeable staff has over 95 years combined experience and can deliver your next project in an expedient, professional manner. Our pre-press department accepts most digital formats We also provide digital typesetting services with our state of the art plate-maker and scanning systems. Despite changes in the economy and the consolidation of print and digital technologies, we still believe in the original information medium. Our aim is to provide the lowest cost printing services without sacrificing the quality and precise attention to detail that has characterized our group of companies in Monterey, Salinas and Santa Cruz since 1978.
The Economy Printing Service Management Team
Frank Montero, President and CEO
Despite changes brought on by the Internet and the merging of old printing with new digital technologies, Frank Montero, our President and CEO believes in the power of printing now more than ever. His aim is to provide The highest quality, and careful attention to detail. "I firmly believe we have been and are the finest printing and marketing enterprise in Monterey, Salinas and Santa Cruz Counties" says Frank Montero. Frank has headed national companies where print and online marketing are created to work together. Frank is now a fully Qualified Google AdWords Professional. His expertise can help small or large organizations achieve a new level of financial success.
Delma Gutierrez, Operations Manager
Delma is in charge of our plant and all its operational objectives. She is a senior designer with years of printing experience. She is a practical perfectionist with outstanding solutions and ideas for our clients. Her recommendations are sought by leading designers. She knows how to make the beautiful make business sense and fit within the client’s budget. Delma’s customer service skills are second to none. Delma is responsible for achieving the high quality standards in printing and customer satisfaction that are expected from a tier 1 company in our industry.
Dan Hafstrom, Production Manager
Dan has 30+ years experience in the print industry, and considered by many to be one of the best in the US in production management. He started in the days of paste ups, stripping, and camera work. He has a complete conceptual understanding of the process A-Z. Few in the field have that these days. Dan made the transition along with the industry to an all digital computer production model and is an expert on all modern software. His strengths are in Quark, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Dan also makes sure we are compliant with all our green policies and procedures.
Scott Smith, Shop Manager
Scott Smith manages the rear shop. He runs the massive paper cutters and folding machines along with one of the sophisticated Heidelberg presses. He makes sure we maintain cost efficient inventories in everything from inks to paper to green non toxic printing supplies. One of the often unnoticed jobs that requires a perfectionist eye are the paper cutting and trimming portions of the printing process. He excels at these and everything he does. Scott along with Dan Hafstrom, make sure we are compliant with all our Green policies and procedures.