Custom Book Printing Supply Chain/Scheduling Update April 2022

Supply chain issues have been affecting the book printing industry, and we need to post an update about the current situation. Keep in mind, that the “current situation” is always changing at this time. The best thing to do is to be aware of the situation and communicate early and often with Marathon to plan for your book printing needs.

Marathon Press sources materials such as binder’s boards and paper from multiple vendors to help making sure we have the inventory needed when a project comes in.

We are running into some delays with interior papers such as 100 lb Matte ( Silk or Dull) coated white stock has been limited and in some cases, “allocated” which means we can only order a certain amount per month. The supply is currently no longer unlimited!

Binder’s board is ordered precisely cut from the mill on most custom book projects. In the past what would arrive in 4-5 days after being ordered is now stretching out as much as 4 weeks!

These supply chain issues are making scheduling new projects very difficult to set deadlines with total accuracy.

Once an order is confirmed in terms of page size, page count and order quantity, we will order materials and advise what we are finding out on availability and timing. We are not currently able to preschedule or reserve paper for upcoming print runs until the order is actually ready to go. Prices of paper have increased and further increases are expected. We generally honor all quotes for 90 days, or more. But under current market conditions we reserve the right to change pricing after 30 days. Inquiry contact: Martin Pugh 402-371-5040

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Free Consultation for Individuals & organizations!

When it's time to print your book, let us be your guide!
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With over 30 years of Book Publishing experience, Marathon Press has helped thousands of clients self-publish anywhere from 20 to 50,000 copies of their book titles. Marathon has worked with several of the top names and organizations in the photography and photobook industry.

Wire-o Bound Booklets and Calendars

Twin Loop, Mechanical Binding

Wire-o Binding for Calendars, Cookbooks and more!
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Some of the style variations we offer are: *Soft cover Wire-O, *Hard cover Wire-O and *Concealed Wire-O (both hard cover and soft cover) * Twin Loop with Calendar Hanger

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Sizes from 8 x 8 up to 14 x 19" !

Layflat Albums
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Marathon’s Layflat Albums are produced with German Pro Photo paper which has a matte finish and a neutral white point with a slight shimmer. Water resistant so you can easily clean off a spill. Acid free and chlorine free.

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Let us be your Guide!

Choose between printed hard cover or cloth bound with optional foil stamping. Optional dust jacket printing with 3 lamination options

Let us help guide you to the most appropriate paper options for your book project. We have 9 standard text options and 6 standard soft cover weight options for paperback books.

We have a long track record of award winning quality work for some of the most demanding artists and photographers in the industry!

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