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Our story

A passion for print and the success of our clients has always been our driving force

Established in April 1984 our core values and purpose are still the same today as they were then. We are consistently trusted to deliver excellence, be innovative, care for the environment, be pro-active and flexible in our approach and empower our clients with the ability to control all aspects of their projects with the confidence that the result will exceed expectation. We ensure that through our passion and reliability we will Make It Happen for our clients, and this has always been at the core of our business.

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1984

Matthews the Printers Ltd came to inception in 1984, following a management buy-out of a finishing firm W.H.Matthews & Sons. The business comprised 15 employees and was based in a 5,000 square foot site in Walthamstow

1988

In 1988 an extension was made to our Walthamstow site to provide a separate office area in order to increase our warehouse facilities enabling us to increase our service offering

1990

In the early 90s Matthews purchased five and six colour Komori machines

1996

To cope with increasing demand of our services, 1996 saw us move to our current 35,000 square foot site on Cork Tree Way in Chingford. As the site was larger we were able to take both our production and warehousing operations under one roof. Here we peeked at 150 employees

2000

We purchased two new presses in 2000, including a 10 colour Komori, which enabled us to perfect jobs and increase our efficiencies

2003

With the advent of new technology, 2003 saw Matthews enter into the world of online with our first web-to-print solution

2007

With Matthews evolving a rebrand was required to ensure that the brand represented the exceptional quality of our products and the services that we offer

2014

With increasing demands for our web-to-print services and the need for our clients to do more online, we developed further modules which all come under the MediaBridge umbrella. MediaBridge is a web-to-media platform that enables our clients to manage their local marketing, internal requests, stock and imagery more efficiently

2019

Matthews are the first NEXFINITY printer in the UK. The exceptional quality, definition and speed, wide range of paper weights, along with the ability to print up to 1m long has revolutionised our digital department. We will continue to be innovative and ensure we are at the forefront of technology