“Since launching in 2009, PrintNinja has printed over 4 million books, comic books, children’s books, magazines, and catalogs for thousands of independent creators, publishers, and businesses.
In fact, we keep a running tally of the number of items we’ve printed, updated monthly, which you can see on the right.One main reason: it is much more affordable. Remember those high setup costs and minimums associated with offset printing? By printing internationally, we can make full-quality offset runs cost-effective at run sizes as small as 250 copies, and for runs of 1000-10,000 copies the price difference is truly dramatic.
The Drawbacks: International commerce is much more complex than domestic commerce, and between the language barriers, importing / logistics / customs complexities, and lack of accountability for foreign companies, inexperienced print buyers can often find themselves in huge messes, spending more than they budgeted for and with late, incorrect, and poor quality products.”