What is offset printing?
Offset printing is a method of mass-production printing in which digital book files are converted into film negatives that are used to etch the pages of a book into custom metal plates. After ink is added to the plates, large rollers pick up the ink from the plates and then transfer it to paper. Offset printing is commonly used in traditional publishing, allowing authors to print their books in bulk. Typically we use Print-On-Demand (POD) fulfillment, where books are printed one at a time after each book order is placed.
What are the benefits of offset printing?
Why would I want to do offset printing?
There are several reasons why some of our authors choose offset printing. If you’re considering offset printing, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, offset printing might be right for you. Call your Book Consultant to discuss your options.
What are the disadvantages of offset publishing?
Offset publishing is certainly not for all authors, as most are satisfied with the POD advantages. Offset publishing requires a large upfront investment that authors may not wish to spend, and it does not guarantee that bookstores will pick up your book.
Is there a minimum print run that offset is available for?
Yes. To benefit financially from your offset investment, we suggest that you plan to print a minimum of 1,500 units. Please contact your Book Consultant for more information.
How much does it cost to do offset printing?
The cost of offset printing is quoted on a case-by-case basis, depending on your book’s format and the volume you wish to print. Please contact your Book Consultant for more information.
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