On-demand publishing often means smeared text and photos.
On-demand publishing is popular these days, but not for every author. Wipe a moist finger across the page and it smears. That is because the toner sits on the paper. Print on demand services output the book to a digital output device, similar to the way a copier works. That is, with any quantity less than a few hundred copies. Printing with ink on commercial printing presses is very different. Ink is permanently embedded in the paper. Star Print Brokers always uses safe inks. The ink will not smear! Star Print Brokers does not print books with toner.
On-demand publishing usually means that books are output with toner, rather than to print on press
No one wants children to have toner on their fingers or in their mouths. Print on press using ink that doesn’t smear and is safe for children. Demand publishing is a special concern for young children. This is especially true of board books. We also print board books, but on printing presses. Our quality makes all the difference.
How much more can you charge for a high-quality book that is professionally printed on press? We are all about high-quality at a lower unit cost!
Photography books and print on-demand publishing
If a photographer is publishing a book to sell commercially, the only professional choice is to print on press. We can print images and text on press with ink, and we supply superior binding, and use traditional endpapers in binding.
Star Print Brokers publishing offer more choices
The ISBN is yours alone. You can choose among superior paper weights and finishes. Authors can choose a custom book dimension. We offer foil stamp typesetting on the spine. It is not in plain block letters. We have all sorts of cover wrap materials. You can choose cloth textures and cloth color. We have other extras like ribbon markers, head and tail band choices, CDs, DVDs, calendars. We offer options for French fold dust jackets, and French flap soft cover books.
Star Print Brokers prints only high-quality books, and at a reasonable cost. Our niche is photography books, coffee table books, and large format books. All books are printed in press unless special arrangement is made.
We have minimum print runs of 1,000 hardcover books or 2,000 soft cover books. The overall cost is more than demand printing, but our unit cost is much lower. How much more can you charge for a high-quality book that is professionally printed on press?
On-demand quality and distribution
If you use print on demand publishing services, be aware of the advantages of printing on press. Short runs printed on press do not compare to our quality. Get a quote and sample book to compare us. On-demand services usually don’t add in delivery costs. We include all foreseeable costs in quotes. We stand behind our books.
Do you actually get your book into brick-and-mortar bookstores with on on-demand service, or just have access to those bookstores? We have a secret for you. If you have your own ISBN and bar code, you already have access to brick-and-mortar bookstores. You are in the database already.