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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Dirk Bruere at Neopax, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. I have just come across an interesting site, which presumably makes use of a
    fairly new printing technology.
    The tech in question is a machine that takes electronic document text and turns
    out a complete, bound, printed book.
    The quantities are almost irrelevant, whether it's one or ten thousand. This is
    not like the old style vanity press, as you will see if you examine the site in
    detail.
    To give one example, a 500 page book in black/white 8" x 11" will cost $14.55
    (about £8) for one off. 100 copies will get you a 13% discount and 1000 22%
    ($11.30).

    All rights retained by the author.
    Check out the site for more info
    http://www.lulu.com/uk

    --
    Dirk

    The Consensus:-
    The political party for the new millenium
    http://www.theconsensus.org
     
  2. Tim Wescott

    Tim Wescott Guest

    I've been waiting for something like that -- now I can have bound User's
    Manuals again!
     
  3. That's what I've been thinking.
    Or at least that I can offer customers *extremely* impressive manuals compared
    to the photocopied crap they normally get (if they are lucky) from competitors.

    --
    Dirk

    The Consensus:-
    The political party for the new millenium
    http://www.theconsensus.org
     
  4. Except that I wonder if they will accept such an arrangement. It
    looks as though they are willing to wave their own commission if you
    wave your own royalty... but... I suspect that only works if you are
    the originator of the work. I would guess they'd refuse to even start
    on a project where you are merely a consumer and want a one-off copy
    made of someone else's work. ("Just make sure you have the right to
    publish the material you upload, which might include model releases in
    addition to copyrights and permissions.") Maybe if you get written
    permission from the copyright holder?

    They also will only perfect-bind 8.5 x 11, it seems. No hardcover.

    Jon
     
  5. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    an interesting site,
    As my English teachers would say, "Compare and contrast"
    http://www.bookmasters.com/services/documentservices.htm

    Their homepage makes (a rare) effective use of an animated GIF
    (the other animated GIF is very gimmicky--as usual).
     
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