Print on Demand

Harness the technology to print your books when you need them, with professional quality at the speed the rest of the world expects!

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More than any other industry, print on demand technology revolutionized book publishing. On Demand Printing, most commonly referred to as “Print-on-Demand” or “POD” uses digital printing to produce books, magazines, reference material, and other printed goods without the need for a large and costly minimum print order.

No longer must books be printed in large quantities at great costs. Storing pallets of unsold books are a thing of the past. No need to hand deliver those books to various bookstores for sale. Print-on-demand connects you directly to the printer with fast, low cost printing at a professional grade.

Lulu.com has been at the forefront of the digital book printing revolution as one of the very first companies to offer this technology to the public. It all began in 2002, with serial entrepreneur Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat (yes, the open source tech giant). Bob had a problem. He wrote a book and wanted to get it published, but couldn’t find a publisher who would work with his needs. Frankly, the industry did not have the infrastructure to meet his needs, despite the technology existing. Rather than tossing his manuscript into a drawer, he started Lulu.com.

WHAT IS PRINT ON DEMAND?

Print-on-demand technology has steadily improved over the years, but the concept has stayed the same: offer anyone a tool they can use to print and publish without massive costs or loss of control. The process is simple:

HOW DOES PRINT ON DEMAND WORK?

WHY USE PRINT ON DEMAND FOR MY BOOK?

No more warehouses full of unread books. No more confinement to inflexible formats. No more waiting. And no more waste. Print on demand only uses resources when books are ordered. As a certified B Corp, Lulu not only brings you the highest quality books you need, when you need them, but we do so while protecting and preserving our environment. With Lulu, you’ll have thousands of design combinations at your fingertips, a world-wide distribution network, the best author revenue split in the industry, and the control of digital on-demand printing. With print quality that matches or exceeds traditional printing and total control over your work, print on demand is redefining the future of book printing and publishing.

ORDER

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“Print on demand was important to us because it means we always have products available for order without excess waste or in-house storage. Overall it is a win-win for a not-for-profit organization like ours.” 

LISA COLLIER

EBPHI

FLEXIBLE FORMATS

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY

GLOBAL FULFILLMENT

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PRINT ON DEMAND

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