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Print-On-Demand book review link

Postby maverick » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:59 pm

This article should help finding the right Print-On-Demand book company:
http://sharpernewyork.blogspot.com/2009 ... sults.html



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Re: Print-On-Demand book review link

Postby The Other Tom » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:15 pm

Thanks for the link. From the ratings, it looks like Apple is the best bang for the buck, followed closely by Adorama.
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Re: Print-On-Demand book review link

Postby fishmonger » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:57 pm

great find, I didn't know half these companies, and based on a quick scan, I'd probably use Bayphoto or A&I for my next project. Bang for the buck isn't what I am after, but large lay-flat binding and good quality. Prices are rather steep compared to Blurb and others. Apple doesn't go over 100 pages, which kills that for me.
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Re: Print-On-Demand book review link

Postby fishmonger » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:29 am

took a closer look at BayPhoto, because they allow large books to be done in hinged lay-flat binding, the one thing I don't like too much about Blurb.

A book that costs $80 on Blurb would cost $248 at Bayphoto in layflat, otherwise almost identical, same indigo printer printing technology. Bayphoto gives you dinky photoshop templates to use for each pair of pages, no custom software that will reflow pages if you insert text, etc. Much harder to make a book there, but if you need absolute quality and lay-flat, it probably is what you need to deal with. I'm sure professionals just do the layout in some Adobe Page layout product and export to these template sizes. The folks that reviewed these books seem to be more on the printing geek end of things based on the comments at the bottom. Hard to tell what they rated, but it probably was more the book quality than the creation tools needed.
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