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Mountain Trail Press

Mountain Trail Press I am a publisher and photographer with over 20 years of industry experience. I help small publishers

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We Are so excited to be printing this beautiful book.
01/15/2022

We Are so excited to be printing this beautiful book.

If you'd like to know a little bit more about the design for the Natural Landscape Photography Awards book, have a look at Tim Parkin's article where he discusses some of the influences and processes involved.

https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2022/01/nlpa-book/

If you haven’t ordered QT Luong’s Terra Galleria Photography new book you should do it now!
10/02/2021

If you haven’t ordered QT Luong’s Terra Galleria Photography new book you should do it now!

My new book "Our National Monuments" will be published in a month, with a special pre-publication offer starting today.

In 2017, an unprecedented executive order was issued, calling for the review of 27 national monuments across 11 states and two oceans.

"Our National Monuments", the first book of its kind, introduces these spectacular and unique landscapes. From the north woods of Maine to the cactus-filled deserts of Arizona, America's national monuments include vast lands rivaling the national parks in beauty, diversity, and historical heritage. These critically important landscapes are often under the radar, with limited visitor information available, yet offer considerable opportunities for solitude and adventure compared to bustling national parks.

I reprised the innovative format of "Treasured Lands", a book that won 12 national/international awards and is now in its sixth printing. Accompanying the collection of 300 scenic photographs is a guide that includes maps, descriptions of my wide-ranging explorations and highlights for each of the monuments. Introductory essays from leaders and activists of 27 conservation associations provide the perspective of citizens caring for each of these national treasures. A foreword by former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, as well as photographs of marine national monuments from Ansel Adams award-winning photographer Ian Shive round out this comprehensive portrayal of America's hidden gems.

Why did I create this book?
What about the pre-order bonuses available only for one month?
Find out here: https://qtl.us/onm-preorder

Give this book a look and support the project! Mountain Trail Press will be providing the printing for this wonderful pr...
09/24/2021
ENGAGING WITH WONDER Oregon and Beyond

Give this book a look and support the project! Mountain Trail Press will be providing the printing for this wonderful project.

A book intended to connect you with the wonder of our beautiful world.

It has taken a few weeks but I’ve finally received the advance copies for my clients beautiful new book. I’m excited for...
06/23/2021

It has taken a few weeks but I’ve finally received the advance copies for my clients beautiful new book. I’m excited for him to see it bound in hardcover. It’s always an exciting time for an author/photographer to hold their completed project in hand. I’ll post a link with purchasing info soon.

Reviewing digital color proofs of a beautiful pano book for a custom publishing client.
04/18/2021

Reviewing digital color proofs of a beautiful pano book for a custom publishing client.

Reviewing and comparing digital color proofs to offset test prints (wet proofs) before sending out to my client. #photog...
03/25/2021

Reviewing and comparing digital color proofs to offset test prints (wet proofs) before sending out to my client.

#photographybook #bookpublishing #landscapephotography #landscapephotobooks

We are raising the bar on fine photography book making here at MTPress and Offset Lithography Solutions. #photographyboo...
03/25/2021

We are raising the bar on fine photography book making here at MTPress and Offset Lithography Solutions.

#photographybook #bookpublishing #landscapephotography #landscapephotobooks

Another fun podcast with my friends Matt Payne Photography and  Wayne Suggs Photography. We talk about how Wayne and I p...
03/24/2021

Another fun podcast with my friends Matt Payne Photography and Wayne Suggs Photography. We talk about how Wayne and I partnered to publish his new photographic art book “The Color of Dreams”. This is not your ordinary photo book. We used a specialized offset printing process to reproduce his incredible photographs into a beautifully bound collector's piece.

I love reviewing F&Gs before sending them out to my clients for final approvals before binding. We love making books. Bi...
03/05/2021

I love reviewing F&Gs before sending them out to my clients for final approvals before binding. We love making books. Bill Lea Photography Eric Bennett Photography

Reviewing offset test prints and digital color proofs for spring projects. I love making photo art books for photographe...
01/29/2021

Reviewing offset test prints and digital color proofs for spring projects. I love making photo art books for photographers. #AGFAApogeeSublima #XRite #G7

Finished the layout for Bill Lea’s 2022 Cades Cove wall calendar. Final review tomorrow then off to our printer by Thurs...
01/25/2021

Finished the layout for Bill Lea’s 2022 Cades Cove wall calendar. Final review tomorrow then off to our printer by Thursday.

I love producing photo art books for photographers/clients. It's even that much more enjoyable when the client becomes a...
01/03/2021

I love producing photo art books for photographers/clients. It's even that much more enjoyable when the client becomes a friend.

I am spending this morning reviewing and comparing digital color proofs to the F&Gs (folded and gathered are the actual ...
11/11/2020

I am spending this morning reviewing and comparing digital color proofs to the F&Gs (folded and gathered are the actual printed signatures from a book prior to being bound). This is our first photo book project printed using AGFA Apogee 240 Sublima high-resolution XM screening. This is also the first time in my 20 years making offset printed photo books that the F&Gs look superior to the actual digital color proofs. The highlight and shadow details are truly astounding. Wayne Suggs Photography new book “The Color of Dreams” is stunning and I’m so excited for everyone to hold in hand and turn the pages of this book. There’s nothing that compares to a beautifully printed and bound book.

#photobook #photographybook #offsetprinting #lithography #mountaintrailpress

Reviewing color proofs for a new printing project for SP Book Designs. Working with photographers, artists, designers an...
09/21/2020

Reviewing color proofs for a new printing project for SP Book Designs. Working with photographers, artists, designers and small presses to bring words and pictures to the printed and bound book is so rewarding.

This has been a great learning experience for me and MTPress & Offset Lithography Solutions. Printing an Anaglyph 3D boo...
09/19/2020

This has been a great learning experience for me and MTPress & Offset Lithography Solutions. Printing an Anaglyph 3D book can be difficult as the effect is determined by the cyan and red colors. The more the red and cyan colors shift the more ghosting you see when viewing the photos. This book, 3D Disneyland by David Bossert, is truly amazing. We are honored to have consulted and printed this wonderful book. If you’re a Disney fan you must order this book! Check out The Old Mill Press.

From the color proof to the finished book. It was an honor to be tasked to produce the original version of “Photography ...
09/17/2020

From the color proof to the finished book. It was an honor to be tasked to produce the original version of “Photography and The Creative Life” and tribute to the late Nancy Rotenberg.

09/08/2020

I have some really exciting news from Mountain Trail Press and Offset Lithography Solutions. We're expecting color proofs for Wayne Suggs Photography's new book to deliver tomorrow and I started the layout and prepress work for Chris Jordan's new photographic art book project today. Both of these projects are being printed using AGFA Apogee 240 Sublima high-resolution XM Screening Technology. Platanus Editions | MTPress & Offset Lithography Solutions is taking Photographic art book production and printing to the next level.

I love reviewing color proofs of my clients book printing projects. This project was more involved as I needed to rebuil...
08/04/2020

I love reviewing color proofs of my clients book printing projects. This project was more involved as I needed to rebuild the old InDesign file, and update/remaster all the old photo scans and digital files to CMYK with the correct ICC profile. Then output the InDesign file to a print-ready high-resolution PDF for my printer.

For many of you that have been photographing nature for many years you may have known and followed the work of Nancy Rotenberg, Nancy passed in 2011. This book was designed in 2004 but condensed and released in 2006. This is the original 2004 version of her wonderful book “Photography and The Creative Life”. The book should be shipping in October.

#bookpublisher #naturephotography #naturephotographer

I am reviewing offset test prints/proofs between standard AM screening at 175lpi and 240 Sublima which is an XM cross-mo...
07/31/2020

I am reviewing offset test prints/proofs between standard AM screening at 175lpi and 240 Sublima which is an XM cross-modulation screening, a hybrid AM/FM screening at 240lpi. Running at 240 line screen, using the advanced screening technology developed by Agfa gives nearly continuous-tone printing. I am blown away at the difference in tonal range between the two screening technologies. I'll certainly be offering Agfa ApogeeX 240 Sublima screening on all of my new art photography client projects. You can even see the difference here in this quick photo, please note the uneven lighting on the two bottom images (bottom inside of both), which is the 240 Sublima screening.

Reviewing F&G’s before sending to my client to approve before moving to binding. This cover is really beautiful with a v...
07/09/2020

Reviewing F&G’s before sending to my client to approve before moving to binding. This cover is really beautiful with a velvet touch matte laminate and UV spot gloss over all images and text.

06/25/2020
Forest for the Trees

The nice thing about digitally printed small edition publishing is that you can have the color proof bound as the finished product. This isn’t normally possible when publishing higher quantity offset press projects. With “Forest for the Trees” I wanted to make certain that everything printed and bound perfectly. I’m really happy with it so we should have the books ready to ship in a couple of weeks.

I excited to be working with Wayne Suggs on this book project. I am honored that he has chosen MTPress to produce this b...
06/04/2020

I excited to be working with Wayne Suggs on this book project. I am honored that he has chosen MTPress to produce this book.

Awaiting the Sun
Wayne Suggs Photography

I'm pretty excited. In the middle of this down time I'm taking on a book project. I'm working with publisher, Jerry D Greer with Mountain Trail Press. As I'm going through images, this one is definitely in the running for the book. I've never posted this one, but I have posted one just like it that was taken later after the sun had risen. This one feels much more calming to me. More how I felt when I was hanging out with Marc Muench in the Colorado National Monument. It was the day before the Wild Utah Workshop. The storm was approaching and we had a week of amazing clouds, rain, and storms to share with our group.
It may be months before the book is complete, but I look forward to sharing it with everyone.

Reviewing color proofs before shipping to our client. This is such a beautiful book.
05/28/2020

Reviewing color proofs before shipping to our client. This is such a beautiful book.

I just finished labeling a few 100 sample sheets of Neo Matte and Gloss papers in 180gsm and 150gsm for offset bookmakin...
04/30/2020

I just finished labeling a few 100 sample sheets of Neo Matte and Gloss papers in 180gsm and 150gsm for offset bookmaking. Next week I’ll have bulking dummy samples in also. For all photographers, and artists interested in publishing books or calendars the 180gsm Neo Matte Art is so beautiful!

This is where it all happens. #dellxps15 #drobo5c #irixusa #xrite
04/27/2020

This is where it all happens. #dellxps15 #drobo5c #irixusa #xrite

We're looking forward to supporting this wonderful project.Hawk BuckmanI’m happy to announce that as of today (Feb 08, 2...
02/08/2020
Laura and her Daughter Kayleigh

We're looking forward to supporting this wonderful project.

Hawk Buckman

I’m happy to announce that as of today (Feb 08, 2020) Mountain Trail Press and I have entered into an agreement to produce a book together about Northern Colorado, Western Nebraska, and Eastern Wyoming. As you might have guessed the book title (working) is “Wyobraska - Under Western Skies”. The book will be about the geology, history, people, economy and heritage of the area known as Wyobraska. I began working on this book on Feb 07, 2020. I’ll be including images from the book on my website under Portfolio > Wyobraska (have a look).

https://gallery.hawkbuckman.com/portfolio/G0000YG7B5TGbvIM/I0000PbxB8.bNgA4

I’ll be reaching out to some of my friends here on Facebook to include them in the book. Don’t be surprised if I give you a call. I’ll be sharing more information about the book at a later date. For now, I’m just focusing on images, interviews, and writing. Special thanks to Jerry D Greer for his help and support in this project. Special thanks to Laura and her Daughter Kayleigh 'Laura Lee's Double L Country Store in Banner county' (pictured).

Laura and her Daughter Kayleigh. 'Laura Lee's Double L Country Store in Banner county Nebraska'

My client Erik Stensland’s 2021 Rocky Mountain National Park Calendar proofs just arrived. Now to review and then get th...
01/22/2020

My client Erik Stensland’s 2021 Rocky Mountain National Park Calendar proofs just arrived. Now to review and then get them packaged back up and on their way to Colorado. ***This is just a quick iPhone photo color is not accurate***

Spending this rainy day doing prepress and layout work on Bill Lea Photography's 2021 Cades Cove Calendar. Keep an eye o...
01/18/2020

Spending this rainy day doing prepress and layout work on Bill Lea Photography's 2021 Cades Cove Calendar. Keep an eye out for it in early April! Oh, and if you don't know Bill and his bear photos, well you need to check out his amazing work. https://www.billlea.com/

Advances are in and my client’s book looks amazing! Solitary Traveler Photography I love helping bring photographers pho...
01/18/2020

Advances are in and my client’s book looks amazing! Solitary Traveler Photography I love helping bring photographers photos to life in a beautiful book.

The last step before binding is the final review of the F&G’s. I always take this extra step, once an industry wide stan...
12/30/2019

The last step before binding is the final review of the F&G’s. I always take this extra step, once an industry wide standard, with my custom publishing clients. This step ensures that there is no major color deviation from the approved proofs. For those that are not familiar with F&G’s aka. Folded and Gathered. They are the actual unbound printed pages and cover of the book. Once okayed they move on to binding, packing and shipping.

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The Color of Dreams - The Book Wayne Suggs Photography Finally! Last night I arrived home to a shipment of books. I sat down and went through the book page by page, and I don't mind saying I was so happy and proud, I was nearly crying. It is every photographer's dream to have a coffee table book. To have one of this caliber is beyond all expectations. This project started when all of my Muench Workshops were cancelled due to Covid. I knew at some point I would write a book, and because I had the time, I knew it was now. I had listened to an episode of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast, and Matt Payne was interviewing Jerry Greer, of Mountain Trail Press. I had been searching for a book publisher/printer. Because Jerry is a photographer and a damn good one at that, I knew this would be a good fit. I first contacted him back in March. We had many conversations and I began putting the book together in June. My wife Kiki and I worked on it throughout the summer and finally around October, we were satisfied. Jerry recommended we use a new process, AGFA Apogee Sublima Intellent XM Screening Technology. It was the first time he had printed a book with this method. It is nothing short of amazing. The images look three dimensional and I have never seen a book where the photographs practically come to life on every page. This 10 x 13 coffee table book has a linen cloth cover with embossed metallic print and a foreword written by Marc Muench, (he was way too kind). It is 138 pages of images accompanied by my thoughts, descriptions, and stories of the photographs. In this book I also give credit to many of my dearest friends. People that inspire me and that I truly enjoy being around. They air freighted twenty books to me. The rest of the books will arrive in a few weeks and will be ready to ship out. If you have already contacted me about being on the list to be notified when the book is ready, you are on it. If you haven't contacted me yet, just let me know in the comments below and I will add you. Soon I will have a link on my website where the book can be pre-ordered/purchased. The price not including shipping is $59.95 US dollars. If you are interested, in a month or so, Jerry Greer and I will be on Matt's podcast, F-Stop Collaborate and Listen, talking about the making of the book. I cannot thank Jerry of Mountain Trail Press enough for all of his expertise and guidance. I am over the moon!
The advance copies arrived today, and they look amazing! Mountain Trail Press These advance copies will be used to help promote the book. The remainder of the copies will be arriving from overseas in a few weeks, and as soon as they come I will begin shipping them out! Hope you enjoy this sneak peek into the final, finished product! The links to order your copy are in the comments below.
nice photo, very inspiring..
Love your work Jerry!!
Thanks for the heads-up and invite, Jerry! Great photography!
Thanks for the invite,Jerry! :-)
Wonderful page!
Jerry Greer, I love your photography!
Wondered where this had been Jerry .
Looks great, buddy!
looking good Jerry!
Love your new page, Jerry.