The publishing industry is one of those fields where technology plays a huge role and it’s important to keep up with trends and innovations. One of those trends is print on demand, and it is a great tool for aspiring authors who wish to publish a new book.
Basically, print on demand technology allows people to order any number of copies from a professional printing business. In regular circumstances, print companies require their customers to submit a minimum bulk order before processing, but with print on demand, clients can order even 1 or 2 copies of their book.
This practice has proved economically impractical for independent authors, small business owners and even folks who wanted to make a family book. Print on demand reduces paper waste resulting from unused copies, making the practice better for the environment as well.
In this form of printing, one book at a time can be printed so you are not obliged for printing hundreds of copies that will never be sold or given away. The best thing is that the writer remains in control of his or her own work.
When printing on demand, you’ll save storage costs for warehousing large volumes of printed items and you’ll enjoy the flexibility of adding updates or changes to your printed projects. This technology helps eliminating any extra costs of having unsold books or outdated brochures recycled or destroyed.
Print on demand is an online printing technology, and clients can simply log-in from home at any time and make format changes, load new graphics and images, and even change the text. Only after the final approval, the project is sent to print, be it 1 copy of a family book, or 150 copies of a wedding invitation.
The technology of print on demand saves the added fees that used to come with smaller print orders. Plus, it reduces paper waste resulting from unused copies, making this method better for the environment as well.