Giving Back

Did you know that Edwards Brothers Malloy employees are active community volunteers? Edwards Brothers Malloy has had strong ties to the community dating back more than a century. We are proud to support local charitable organizations in their efforts to make our community a better place for all of us. Many of our employees serve on local boards and actively give back to the community. Edwards Brothers Malloy donates book printing and binding services to local events and non-profit organizations as well as employee time to charitable events such as the United Way Day of Caring. Below is a list of organizations that we are proud to be involved with.

American Red Cross Edwards Brothers Malloy employees support the American Red Cross by hosting 2-3 on-site blood donation drives that benefit local hospitals.


Edwards Brothers Malloy supports Washtenaw Literacy in providing free literacy instruction to adults in our community. English as a second language courses were also provided by employee volunteers on-site to new employees at our facilities.


united way For the past 15 years, Edwards Brothers Malloy has supported the United Way by sending employees out during paid work hours to various sites throughout Washtenaw County to do work. This program is known as a “day of caring”.


The Ann Arbor YMCA Edwards Brothers Malloy donates funds to the local Ann Arbor YMCA and members of our staff sit on the board.


March Of Dimes Edwards Brothers Malloy provides a company contribution to the March of Dimes Campaign in April and pays for some of the signage during the walk fundraising events.


Nature Conservancy A ten dollar donation is split between the Plant a Billion Trees program operated by The Nature Conservancy and the Legacy Land Conservancy in Southeast Michigan whenever an FSC or SFI logo is used for the first time in a book we print.


Ann Arbor Community Foundation Edwards Brothers Malloy donates press time to the Ann Arbor Community Foundation for their quarterly news letter.


Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Foundation Both Edwards Brothers and Malloy were founding members of the Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation. The foundation provides scholarship opportunities to children of employees.


WCC Foundation Edwards Brothers Malloy employees chaired the board of the WCC Foundation and the company also helps sponsor the organization’s Mardigras fundraising event.


Cleary University John Edwards serves on the board of Cleary University. Founded in 1883, the University is committed to teaching the American free market economic system, ethical business practices, and leadership skills via a rigorous program of undergraduate and graduate education programs in business.


Family Learning Institute The Family Learning Institute is a nonprofit agency dedicated to closing the achievement gap among disadvantaged children in Washtenaw County, Michigan, by working with local schools, community partners, children, and their parents in supporting a commitment to success in school and beyond.
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Help for New Publishers

Whether you are new to publishing or just new to our company, we would like to provide you with some helpful information.

Getting your book ready to go to the printer

Ann Arbor Book PrinterAt Edwards Brothers Malloy we appreciate the time, effort, and work that goes into your book before we get the chance to become involved. Here are some topics that we often get questions about and where to find the answers:

If you have not already had a quotation prepared on your title, this would be the time to have one done.

If your specifications are not firm yet, we can still quote on your tentative specifications and offer prices for alternative specifications as well. Go to our website and the Quote Request page.

ISBN’s and bar codes – We have a Fact Sheet dedicated solely to this topic.

Preparing print-ready files – The digital file formats that we support at our facilities are most likely the same formats most other book printers support.

We prefer PDF files for the text and native application and PDF files for the color component (cover, dust jacket, color insert, etc.).

You can find more information about print ready files here. For in- depth information please contact a sales or customer service representative.

Design and production for your book – Working with a designer or production person can make the job of transforming your manuscript or Word document to book much easier. If you need help preparing print-ready files, your Sales Rep can refer you to a design or production professional.

Building the specifications for your book:

Get A Book PrintedIn order to make your book the way you want it, the printer has to know many details about your book.

A few examples of specifications are: what it looks like, trim size and number of pages, what kind of paper the text and cover will be printed on, if you want to see and approve proofs, where you want the books shipped, and how you want them shipped.

Our order form contains a place for you to enter most of the specifications that we will follow as we manufacture your book. It may seem like a lot of detail but it is all necessary information to insure that the final product is what you want, when you want it, and where you want it.

Your book is ready, now what?

When your book is ready to go to the printer, the following is important information to have and instructions to follow on how to get “the ball rolling”.

Quantity: We must have your firm quantity to get underway. When your quantity is firm, we can proceed with ordering paper and any other necessary materials for your title.

Our order form includes a place for you to enter your firm quantity or you can include it in your purchase order.

Schedule: Our normal schedules are 3 weeks for soft cover books and 4 weeks for adhesive casebound books, from receipt of trouble-free files to bound books and includes time for proofs for approval with a 3 day turnaround.

During certain times of the year schedules may be shorter or longer. The best policy is to have us schedule your title in our system as far in advance as is practical, to insure that you get the best possible schedule. Work with your sales rep to get the schedule that fits your needs.

Sending your title to Edwards Brothers Malloy: You can send your files to us on a disk or electronically.

We recommend using our InSite portal, a secure high speed Internet connection from you to us. We offer our customers greater security with your unique account that transmits your files directly to our Prepress server.

Contact your sales or customer service rep if you do not already have access to our InSite portal. We also request that when you transmit your PDF files to us, you send us pagination for the entire text.

If you are sending us native application files, we require that hard copy accompany your title. If hard copy does not accompany your files, we cannot be responsible for content incorporated in the file, whether desired or undesired.

Getting your book into the marketplace once it is complete:

Your books are done and in the Edwards Brothers Malloy shipping department ready to ship. There are still decisions to be made that we can assist with.

Book FulfillmentShipping and handling: We have an experienced shipping department that will arrange to have your book shipped via your preferred method to their destination.

Edwards Brothers Malloy has one of the largest digital footprints in the United States. Using our digital printing services, you books will be printed as close to their final destination as possible, saving you time and money on shipping.

Fulfillment: Skip the hassle of storing and distributing your books and let us do it for you. Edwards Brothers Malloy features fulfillment services for our customers. We have thousands of square feet of storage space and can ship books to your customers quickly and easily. For more information on our fulfillment services, contact your sales or customer service representative.

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Edwards Brothers Malloy Helps Connect Soldier With His Family

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Scott Luci presents John Edwards with an American flag that was flown over Afghanistan on a combat mission.

We often take for granted the simple things in life like being with the people we love.  It can be difficult when we lose the ability to connect with our families.  Recently, a member of the Edwards Brothers Malloy team realized this difficulty when he was deployed 6 months early to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan in September of 2011.  Scott Luci, a Fabrication Analyst and member of the 127th Maintenance Squadron at Selfridge ANGB in Mt. Clemens, MI, knew he would be leaving however unforeseen events with over-seas U.S. affairs caused his unit to be deployed early.  Scott would miss several important holidays with his family.

Jim Kinner, Scott’s supervisor, asked if Scott could be afforded a laptop to communicate with his family in Michigan.  John Edwards, President and CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy thought it was a great idea.  John also sent Scott’s wife and children a card offering support during his time over seas.  Scott says that “Having an employer that showed support for me and my family when I’m half a world away, where nothing is normal, and always worrying about things back home was sincerely appreciated.”

To show his appreciation, Scott presented John with an American flag. The flag is encased in a wooden frame with a certificate. The certificate, provided by the United States Air Force, details how the flag was flown on a combat mission over the skies of Afghanistan in an A-10 Warthog

We are glad you made it home safely Scott and thank you for your sacrifice in order to serve our country.


About Edwards Brothers Malloy

Specialists in short-run manufacturing, Edwards Brothers Malloy has one of the largest digital print operations in the industry, with 11 locations in North America and the United Kingdom. For longer runs, we have the largest fleet of Timsons web presses in the United States and numerous sheetfed presses. We also offer distribution services for smaller publishers as well as global printing and distribution through our gps Global Print SolutionsTM partnership. Combined, Edwards Brothers Malloy offers publishers a single print supply chain solution.

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Edwards Brothers Malloy Supports World Book Night

World Book NightEdwards Brothers Malloy is pleased to announce its support for World Book Night, an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books.  In one day, April 23, 2012, the organization and its thousands of volunteers will go out into their communities to promote books and reading by giving out half a million free paperbacks.  Edwards Brothers Malloy donated prepress services, printing, and binding for 35,000 copies of Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger, published by Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

“We’re pleased to support the efforts of such an ambitious project that promotes a love of books and reading,” said John Edwards, President and CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy.  “The fact that volunteers will be attempting to reach new or light readers, who might be encouraged to go on to become lifelong lovers of books, is an especially important aspect of the program.  We have long supported literacy efforts in our community and are pleased to be a part of this initiative.”

World Book Night was introduced in 2011 in the United Kingdom and Ireland to bring attention to books for adult readers, and is being launched in the United States this year.  The books were chosen by a panel of booksellers and librarians through several rounds of voting.  Members of the public were invited to apply to be one of the thousands of volunteers who will be passing out books to those who may be reluctant readers or who are part of an underserved community with limited access to books.  The half million donated books were provided and distributed through coordinated donations from book manufacturers like Edwards Brothers Malloy, and from publishers, authors, and distributors.

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