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I’ve been getting quite a few questions about print-on-demand and the respective advantages and disadvantages or our print-on-demand printers. Both Lightning Source and CPI Antony Rowe do a superb job at making books but each one has a slightly different approach.
Thanks, Oli. That’s useful information.
Oli, Very useful info. I have just received my first proof hard copy from LS and i have to say it is, to my unexperienced eye, perfect. The cover printing is exceptional and the text printing is clear and strong. My book is about 290 pages and though i can see what you mean about the slightly wavy pages it really is negligible. If all copies of my book look like that every time I will be absolutely delighted. The book was only ordered last Thursday and it was delivered through my letterbox yesterday morning – that is just 6 days from order to receipt. In my book (sorry the pun) that is fantastic. Thank you so much for the facility.
6 days turn around is amazing when you think about everything which needs to be done to print a book. However I think LS can do better than that. We get quite a few books printed which arrive 2-3 days after ordering. I think POD can really gain wide scale acceptance once printers can turn around books same day.
Thanks for the feedback!
I have only experienced the Lightning Source product and have been very happy with it. The slight page curling, if apparent at all, went over a short period of time. I have three books printed by them, all happy outcomes although they took far longer to deliver after the e-mail confirming the dispatch than I was expecting. But the result was so good I forgave them! After the remarks above, though, I would like to try CPI some day.