Looking to print? Thumbs up to GUILD OF BLADES
So Ryan from Guild of Blades. He's been advertising here and there his capacity to do Print on Demand orders, especially since he's been buying/upgrading equipment over the last year or so.
I've had nothing but success with his service since I've been using it last year. been printing several dozen runs of an 8.5x11, 200+ page game. I've gotten from him the second or third best "rate" pricewise when I shopped around, but I settled with Ryan because:
1) The other printers didn't care if they were printing menus or porn. And RPG was just another Object To Print, without knowing what they're supposed to look like, feel, etc. Ryan's been in the gaming industry like a flea on a tick, so when he prints an RPG he knows what it's supposed to look like. If he sees problems with print quality, layout, or cover color, he'll tell you.
2) His price, while not THE cheapest, was Holy Friggin Cheap. He was less expensive than several other commonly used online PoD presses, and cheaper than all local PoD and trad print operations.
3) To date, he's been really reliable. There was a printing error on 1-2 books, he immediately either shipped out or credited me new ones with no problem (And that's like 1-2 out of a hundred or so).
Through the last year, I've been watching his biz grow: Better paper cutter here, streamlined print process there, multiple shipping options, and so on. I have no picture of the "big picture" of his operation, but from my customer view, it's been nothing less than stellar. I've printed...hmmm I wager close to 400 copies with him, and have had huge issues; and any small issues were immediately addressed and corrected.
So talk about your game ideas and all, and when you're ready to print, give Ryan with Guild of Blades a lookup. He's good people.http://guildofblades.com/