Good morning Suncoast Marketing Partners !
I trust all is well with you and yours! Just a quick email to update you on the status of the print industry currently.
With the current Supply Chain Issues now…….some of our normal 2, 3 and 4 week production schedules at various plants for forms and labels are stretching out now 4, 6 even 10 weeks on some items.
They simply cannot print until the paper or label material arrives…. the mill delays are incredible, unlike I have ever seen in my 40 plus years in this business. Mills are also eliminating many of the lower use grades to try and improve production on the more popular stocks.
Also, most all paper and label raw material plants have announced 7% to 9% effective in late February….so we will all see substantial Price increases later this month.
I am encouraging every client to review their requirements and order early to avoid delays, as well as the pending increases. Let me know if there is anything further, I can assist with at this time.
Have a great week!
P.S. This is also impacting the Promotional Products industry more from a “supply” issue than pricing….however, the continued skyrocketing costs of shipping are putting up pressure on Pomo Products pricing also.