12 Jun 2018
Your Printing Partners: Large Order Services
What if your business needs professionally-printed, custom books to give away at the annual conference, but you don’t have a print expert on staff? I’m going to suggest the Large Order Services team.
What if you need the best price on self-publishing a large photo book? Is offset printing the way to go? Large Order Services can help.
What if you’re planning a Kickstarter campaign, and need custom books printing, drop shipping to your backers, and a timeline estimate for it all? Once more: Large Order Services.
Who is the Large Order Services team?
We’re Blurb’s specialists for printing large projects and everything that goes along with it.
The fact is, printing larger quantities can be a little more complicated than just printing a few one-off books. When the numbers go up, added logistics can complicate things. Blurb’s Large Order Services team is here to make things easier for you. We ensure your book printing project runs as smoothly as possible, so you have a clear idea of the schedule, budget, and the mechanics of a large print run with no surprises.
Let’s get more specific. For orders of 100 books or more, we’ll get you the best price possible, based on your custom design. If offset printing makes sense for your project, we can price out printing and shipping, and let you the know pros and cons of the process. We’ll let you know if there are adjustments you can make to sizes or materials to make the project go more smoothly or save money. By letting you know how long the whole process will take, you can plan accordingly. We’ll even provide you with a free proof book, so you’ll know exactly what your books will look like.
What is Offset Printing?
Most of Blurb’s books print “digitally”, meaning it’s a digital printing press. Sort of like the printer you have on your desktop, but much bigger and much faster. Offset printing is an older printing process using plates and a big printing press, with a much more involved proofing process. Generally, digital printing is good for small print runs, with a short timeline. Offset printing is a good solution for large print runs with more time.
Helping Your Book Stand Out
Blurb has numerous book-making tools to help you design and build your custom book, but if you want something outside the standard options, we can help. You can add things like foil debossing and custom end sheets, or even custom sizing and matte covers, depending on your needs and quantity minimums.
Large Order Services is your book printing partner. We want to take the guesswork out of professional book-making so your project turns out exactly as you hoped. We’re there to walk you through the process and apply our experience and advice to your benefit.