Ingram Grows Colour POD Options for Publishers


U.K. expansion provides worldwide solution for low-cost, high-quality colour printing

MILTON KEYNES, U.K. – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced it has expanded its colour inkjet book manufacturing capabilities to its United Kingdom facility, allowing for a greater range of colour books to be printed and distributed quickly and cost-effectively worldwide.

“The marriage of colour inkjet book manufacturing with our proven, single copy print-on-demand (POD) selling model is going to be a first for the UK market, as to date, inkjet colour options have almost exclusively been limited to short run printing,” said David Taylor, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group. "Our new colour offer is poised to be a real game changer for publishers as the cost to print full-colour POD books is approaching the price of black and white manufacturing."

The combination of an economical, single-copy solution with Lightning Source® quality broadens the scope of print-on-demand POD to more titles. The new inkjet colour offer is competitively priced, half the cost to print colour books in most cases, and savings will be passed from Ingram to the publisher.

Hundreds of publishers that work with Lightning Source are already using the new colour printing option for both their short run needs and to fulfill orders via Ingram's comprehensive reseller channels, which reach tens of thousands of online and traditional bookshops worldwide.

The new inkjet colour option complements the existing premium colour offer already available to publishers. Lightning Source will begin manufacturing colour books using inkjet technology immediately for publishers worldwide from its U.K. location.

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Group LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Periodicals LLC, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services LLC, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures LLC.