Machinate — Pinball Publishing

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I recently wrote about my love of notebooks, and those of you that read my review of LaunchYourLine.com may remember that I went through the steps with a hypothetical stationery company in mind. Well maybe I should have taken my business to Pinball Publishing. The Portland based print-on-demand service and independent publisher can make custom greeting cards, post cards, posters, business cards, cd packaging, and notebooks — everything you need to start your own greeting card line.”

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Minimum quantities for most jobs start at 250, but prices are pretty reasonable. 250 blank notebooks with two different cover designs printed in one color will cost $475. That’s less than $2 per booklet for making costs.

Based in one of the greenest cities in America, Pinball offers printing with soy based inks on recycled paper. (For a neat tool that gives you details on the environmental impact of different printing choices, take a look at the post on the Sustainable Graphic Design widget.) There is also a Creative Resource Center that lets designers list their services and those in need of creative aid find what they’re looking for.

Pinball Publishing also produces Tenth and Grant, a line of artisan paper goods that feature the graphic design, patterns, and illustrations of contributing artists. Some of my favorites are below.

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Keep up with the latest prints off the press at Pinball’s CoinOp blog.

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One Response to “Machinate — Pinball Publishing”

  1. Jon Says:

    I already publish my own books using on-demand publishing so getting stationary done the same way sounds like a good idea but the quantities are far too much at one go, it means inventory etc… the pricing is not bad but by the time you throw-in customs, taxes and shipping, I don’t see any advantages of using them vs the local print shop for these purposes.

    Jon
    http://WoodMarvels.com – Create Unique Memories