Foil Stamping is a widely used cover decoration technique used on hard cover books. This specialized printing process uses heat, pressure, metal dies and foil film. Foil stamping is produced on a number of various sized machines at Marathon. Our largest die size on a front cover is 6 x 8″.
Foil stamping standard colors are: Gold, Silver, Copper, Red, and Blue, Many specialty colors such as holographic foil can be sourced for custom projects.
Foil Stamp Swatch Cards
We have stamped Gold/Silver/White/Black foils on a number of various cloth colors to help with visualization and help choosing Foil Color/Cloth cominations and choices.
Examples of Debossing and Inset Tip on Images for Book Covers
Book Design on this project for the Ute tribe supervised by Encarnita Rivera, photography by Anthony Two Moons for The Center for Rural Outreach
Free Consultation for Individuals & organizations!
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.
Twin Loop, Mechanical Binding
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
Sizes from 8 x 8 up to 14 x 19" !
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.
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!