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What is Print On Demand?

by Vervante •

You've seen the term "print on demand" or POD a bunch, but what exactly does that mean? We get asked this question a lot, so we're happy to break it down here and walk you through exactly how Print on Demand (POD) services work. And how POD helps authors, entrepreneurs, and business owners share and sell books and products on their own terms.

What does the term "Print on Demand" mean?
Printing on demand uses both digital and inkjet printing methods to print books and other products only in the amount needed, when they are needed. While other publishing companies may require costly minimum orders in large numbers, here at Vervante we offer Print on Demand services for any size order, printing only when you need it, to meet your budget and demand. Click here to see a list of products that we print using POD services.

How does Print on Demand work?

  1. An order is placed for a book or other product.
  2. We print the exact amount ordered.
  3. The order is then shipped to the customer.

Here are two scenarios to illustrate how this works:

  • If you list your book for sale on your website and a customer orders one book, we print one book and ship it to your customer.
  • If you have a speaking event coming up and need 25 books, we will print 25 books and send them to wherever you need them.

Print on Demand pricing
For books or products printed on demand with Vervante, you pay only the cost of printing plus postage for shipping. We offer free quotes for print on demand pricing, all you need to do is click on the "Get a Quote" link on our homepage.

Why use Print on Demand?
No more garages filled with towering boxes of books, gathering dust and taking up space until your customers order them. No more late nights assembling shipping packages, filling them with orders and packing materials, then adding each customer address. No more hours spent in line at the post office trying to figure out postage and best shipping methods for each order. No more waste. Best of all - no more stress!

How to Use Print on Demand with Vervante
We offer Print on Demand services for books, planners, journals, information products and much more. Here is a quick list of products we can print on demand. Click HERE to see a full list of POD products. 

  • Spiral-bound products
  • Saddle-stitch booklets
  • Products & books with softcovers
  • Products & books with poly paper covers
  • Vinyl 3-Ring Binders
  • Die-Cut Tabs
  • Notepads
  • Card decks
  • Greeting Cards
  • Postcards
  • Certificates
  • Newsletters
  • Bookmarks

How to convert a planner into disc bound

by Vervante •

Many of our current customers wanted to know: Can I convert my current product into a disc-bound one? We're pleased to let you know that YES, you can
 
It's actually very easy to convert existing products that are currently spiral or wire-o bound to a disc-punched option. In fact, you can give your customers the option of selection either spiral, wire-o bound or punched for disc binding. 

The really good news? We don't need new files, just an email from you to let us know what you'd like.  Vervante is one of only a few companies that provide punching for a disc bound product, so you can put help your product stand out in the market by offering something that many other people can't.

Please note: We offer punching for disc binding - discs are not included. We are happy to punch your product for disc binding and you can send us discs to be bundled with the content that we ship to your customers.

If you want to include discs with your product, they can be purchased on Amazon, Etsy, or special ordered from overseas suppliers such as Alibaba. They come in a variety of sizes depending on the number of pages in your product, and in different colors and materials such as plastic and metal. All you need to do is send the discs to us, we'll store them in our warehouse, and bundle them with the disc-punched content we create for your product.

For more details about disc-bound products and disc-punching service we offer, see this article: "How to Create a Disc Bound Planner."

If you’d like a free quote for creating disc bound punched content, or for any other product or service, just click on the “Get a Quote” link on our website home page. Or you can always reach out to customerservice@vervante.com.
 


How to Create a Disc Bound Planner

by Vervante •

If you love Disc Bound Planners, we’ve got great news – we can help you create a disc bound planner of your own!

You’ve likely seen these types of planners offered by popular systems including Arc, Martha Stewart, Inkwell Press, and Happy Planner. Now you can add your own business to that group.

What is Disc Binding?
Disc bound planners have a unique, attractive look, but they are also highly functional, easy to use and adapt to so many different features. (In the photo here you can see one we've created.)

Disc binding combines the concept of a 3-ring binder with spiral binding. Your product will function like a spiral notebook but instead of using a continuous wire that permanently binds the content, the binding is composed of small round discs with a small lip on the edge that holds pages together. Pages for disc-bound products are specially punched in a unique way so that they hang onto the discs and can be easily added or removed.

Using disc binding, you can have multiple covers, page formats, and accessories, allowing you to create a custom planner ideal for your lifestyle.

Why we love Disc Binding
1. Highly customizable: You can add, remove, and rearrange pages to your heart’s content - and customers can too!

2. Variety of cover options:

  • Softcovers
  • Softcovers with frosted poly plastic overlays
  • Board covers
  • Laminated covers
  • Poly paper

3. Easy to handle: No bulky cover, pages pop in and out easily, discs take up very little space

4. We offer a variety of page sizes

  • 4.625 x 7 (7 discs)
  • 7 x 9.25 (9 discs)
  • 5.5x8.5 (8 discs)
  • 8.5x11 (11 discs)

5. We also can print any number of pages using different sized discs to accommodate various page counts

6. Endless possibilities: Accessories and other product lines can be added.

7. Ready to create right now: Vervante is one of only a few companies that provide punching for a disc bound product, so you can get started right now creating a unique planner that your customers will love.

Please note: We offer punching for disc binding - discs are not included. However, it's easy to find discs for your product and send them to us to be bundled with the punched content we create for you. Discs can be purchased on Amazon, Etsy, or special order them from overseas suppliers such as Alibaba.They come in a variety of sizes depending on the number of pages in your product, and in different colors and materials such as plastic and metal. We are happy to punch your product for disc binding and you can send us discs to be bundled with the content that we ship to your customers.

If you’d like a free quote for creating disc bound punched content, or for any other product or service, just click on the “Get a Quote” link on our website home page. Or you can always reach out via our Contact Page.