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STL Distribution's 'landscape changes' Print Email
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 28 February 2011 02:59 PM America/New_York

STL Distribution North America (STLD) is unveiling a new service later this week it says will "change the landscape" of the Christian product industry.

The wholesaler hosts an event to spotlight its new print-on-demand service at its Elizabethton, Tenn., headquarters, Wednesday, March 2.

The three-way partnership of backlist and out-of-print titles with printer Dickinson Press and technology firm Snowfall Press—allowing same-day shipping—was described by STLD President Glenn Bailey as a "groundbreaking alliance (that) will change the landscape of Christian book publishing and distribution markets."

The service gives retailers access to thousands of digitally stored titles available for immediate printing—one at a time, if desired. Orders received by 1 p.m. can be shipped the same day.

STLD built a dedicated $1 million print facility at its distribution center in Elizabethton for the system, which was purchased and managed by Dickinson Press. Snowfall Press oversaw the build-out and integration of the system, which will enable automation from the uploading of files through to printing, binding and shipping.

Click here for more information about the print-on-demand service.