FAQ

Dear user, below is a list of questions that will help you learn more about the services offered by the podeditori.it website. Remember that when entering and editing a title and during the order phase, you will always be able to seek help on the right of the guided procedure.

If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, contact us for support or detailed information.

Information on the POD service

1. What is the POD service?

POD, Print On Demand, is an innovative service dedicated to publishers distributed by Messaggerie Libri.
The POD service allows you to print books on demand, meaning that the book will no longer be physically present in book stores, but can however be ordered by the end customer.

The printing process will be activated only after a book has been ordered by a customer, even for just one copy. In this way the publisher no longer has to manage and maintain a physical store of the copies of a title, but simply a "virtual" store.

For more information, please visit the service description page by clicking here.

2. What does POD - Print on demand - mean?

Print On Demand (POD) is a printing technology used to print new copies of a book only after receipt of an order for the book. This means that books can also be printed one at a time.

3. How does the POD book ordering service work?

The publisher decides to catalogue some of its titles as POD

It enters into the POD contract with Lampi di stampa and MeLi, and activates the service, signing up with the website and entering its titles into the archive (pdf and technical information)

A customer orders a book catalogued as POD in one of the book stores/points of sale (traditional and on-line) managed by MeLi.

MeLi collects the orders from all the sales channels and sends a file containing the title and the number of copies to produce to Lampi di stampa every day.

Lampi di stampa makes the books ordered and delivers them to MeLi

MeLi takes care of distribution: it delivers the books to the book store or to the end customer, depending on the initial request.

4. Who is it aimed at?

The POD service is dedicated exclusively to publishers distributed by Messaggerie Libri. If you are not a publisher distributed by MeLi and would like more information on the service, contact us.

5. How much does the POD service cost?

The POD service costs nothing for the activation and management of the on-line archive.
Lampi di stampa will invoice you for the expenses related to the printing of the books ordered by the end customers and the costs for delivering them to the Meli warehouse (€ 0,10 - excluding VAT - per copy ordered).
From your Personal Area you can create quotations for your POD books and monitor sales.

6. How can I activate the POD service?

To activate the POD service, follow these steps:

1. Register on the website and confirm your registration with the e-mail that we will send you.
Remember that you need to confirm registration in order to use the services.

2. Enter your Personal Area in the "Account data/Billing data" section and validate your MeLi code. Check and save the data proposed by the system. Should the data shown contain errors, please contact MeLi.

3. Go to the "Account data/Contracts" section, enter the data of the legal representative, accept the POD contract and save it.

We will send you a confirmation email with the POD contract attached which is, personalized with the data entered in the system, you'll need to print in triplicate, sign for acceptance and send it along with the required documents to:

Messaggerie Libri S.p.A.
Via Verdi, 8 - 20090 Assago (MI)
For the kind Attention of the Sales Management Secretary


Upon the signing of the contract MeLi will send a copy to Lampi di stampa (along with proof of identity) and a signed copy will also be sent to you.

In the Contracts section you will always be able to find a customized copy of the contract.

5. After receiving the signed contract together with the documents, we will send you an e-mail to inform you that the POD service has been activated.

6. Then you will be able to enter and edit the titles in the archive that you wish to catalogue as POD.

7. Can I print test copies for POD books?

Yes of course. You can create quotations and order test prints of your titles entered as POD, directly from your Personal Area, in the "POD/ePOD Titles" section. The delivery address or addresses will be entered during the order phase.

8. What is the minimum number of copies that I can order for test prints?

The minimum number of copies that you can order for test prints is 1.

9. Why am I unable to enter a book in the POD/ePOD archive?

If the book entry function is deactivated, it is because the POD service has not yet been activated.
Check that you have:
1. validated your Meli code
2. entered all the data and accepted the on-line contract on the "Contracts" page of the "Account Data" section
3. sent 3 copies of the contract with the requested documents.
If you can check all the steps, please contact us to verify the state of progress of activation of the service.

10. What information do I have to provide to enter a book in the POD/ePOD archive?

During the guided procedure for entering a book, you will be asked:
• to validate the ISBN code for verification of the title with the MeLi systems
• for the technical characteristics: printing quality (photographic or standard), size, type of paper, grammage, type of printing used for the content, printing of the cover, type of lamination, with or without flaps (specifying the width of each one), the measurement of the bleeds and of the spine of your file.
• to upload the cover files.
• to upload the content file.

11. How can I find out how much I will be billed for printing POD books?

You can find out how much you will be billed by Lampi di stampa for printing the books entered in the POD archive and for expenses for delivery to the MeLi warehouse by creating a quotation directly from your Personal Area: in the "POD/ePOD Titles" section, you will find a button dedicated to the fast quotation. Remember that you can see the quotation when entering the title, before confirmation.

12. How is payment for the POD service to Lampi di stampa managed?

Lampi di stampa will upload the pdf of the invoice for the POD service into your Personal Area every month, on the basis of the books ordered and sent to Messaggerie Libri during the previous month. You will be automatically notified by e-mail of the issue of a new invoice. The invoice will be paid by Messaggerie Libri, who will pay the invoice amount to Lampi di stampa on your behalf. Together with the POD contract you will also receive the delegation of payment that you will need to subscribe in order to activate the POD service.

13. Can I monitor the orders of my books that are distributed through POD?

Yes, of course. From your Personal Area in the "Order Tracking" section you can see all the orders that MeLi sends to Lampi di stampa for the production of your titles entered into the POD archive.

14. Can I decide to suspend the printing of a book catalogued as POD?

Yes, you can decide to temporarily suspend the printing of a book through POD, directly from your Personal Area by clicking the "Switch to runs" button relating to the title you decide to suspend.
The system will check whether there are copies booked from MeLi and still to be delivered, then you can decide to proceed:
If you decide to proceed before the suspended orders have been delivered by Lampi di stampa, the order will be sent to you and you must complete the order. This means that you must go ahead with the production and delivery of the titles booked.
If you decide to await completion of all the orders before deleting the title, please try to go ahead with the operation again in the next few days.

15. Can I decide to delete a title from the POD/ePOD archive?

Yes, you may decide to delete a title from the POD/ePOD archive at any time, by clicking the "Delete" button on the line relating to the title to be eliminated. The system will check whether there are copies booked from MeLi and still to be delivered, then you can decide to proceed:
If you decide to proceed before the suspended orders have been delivered by Lampi di stampa, the order will be sent to you and you must complete the order. This means that you must go ahead with the production and delivery of the titles booked.
If you decide to await completion of all the orders before deleting the title, please try to go ahead with the operation again in the next few days.

16. How does delivery to the MeLi Warehouse work?

Lampi di stampa will send the titles to the warehouse specified by MeLi during the order phase. The cost envisaged for delivery to the MeLi warehouse is € 0,10 (excluding VAT) per copy ordered.

POD contract

17. Do I have to enter into a contract to use the POD service?

Yes, to activate the POD service you must enter into the contract accepting it on-line from your Personal Area, "Account data/Contracts" section, and send three paper copies signed for acceptance (with a copy of the identity document of the Legal Representative) to:

Messaggerie Libri S.p.A.
Via Verdi, 8 - 20090 Assago (MI)
For the kind Attention of the Sales Management Secretary

Upon the signing of the contract Messaggerie Libri will send a copy to Lampi di stampa and a signed copy will also be sent to you.

To see the contract, click here.

18. Do I have to return a signed copy of the contract?

Yes, the POD service will not be activated until we receive a signed copy of the contract together with the documents requested. The contract to be printed and signed in triplicate will be sent to your e mail address at the moment of acceptance on line.

19. How long does the contract last?

The POD contract has a duration of two years. Upon expiry, it will be automatically renewed, year by year, unless cancelled by e-mail with sixty days prior notification.

20. Can I see the contract before activating the POD service?

Yes, of course. You can see the contract on the page describing the POD service and in your Personal Area in the "Account data/Contracts" section.

21. What do I have to do to renew the POD contract?

The contract is tacitly renewed. If you wish to continue using POD, you don't have to do anything. If you wish to terminate the contract, you can send a cancellation e-mail at least sixty days before the renewal date.

22. What do I have to do if I intend to cancel the POD contract?

The contract is tacitly renewed. If you wish to terminate the POD contract, you must send cancellation by e-mail, at least sixty days before the renewal date.

23. What happens if I cancel the contract?

If you cancel the contract, your Personal Area will be deactivated and the files uploaded can be permanently cancelled from our archives.

Information on the E-POD service

24. What is the E-POD service?

E-POD Service is the printing service dedicated to publishers who want to manage the orders received from their e-commerce site or their management system.

Through the online archive, the publisher will be able to manage files, define the technical specifications orders and invoices of the books they decided to catalogue in E-POD mode.

The dispatch of E-POD orders is automatically managed through a shared information flow between the publisher and Lampi di stampa.

25. Who is the E-POD service aimed at?

The E-POD Service is dedicated to all publishers who want to manage the orders of the titles collected from their e-commerce site or from their management system.

26. How does the E-POD book ordering service work?

The publisher that uses an e-commerce system or its own management system to  manage  the title print orders, enters into a contract with Rotomail Italia to activate the service E-POD.

It is defined throughout the procedure flow in formatico exchange of orders between the publisher and Lampi di stampa.

The E-POD service is activated through the portal.

The publisher can enter all the titles they want to manage in E-POD mode.

Print orders are collected by the publisher and are transmitted to Lampi di stampa to be managed.

The publisher can monitor orders, production, invoices and archive pdf and the technical specifications of the titles.

27. How can I active E-POD service?

E POD service can be activated by contacting the Sales Department of Lampi di stampa:

• by e-mail at: editori@lampidistampa.it
• by telephone on: 0276028211

28. Can I print proof copies of books catalogued as E-POD?

Yes, certainly. For each title included in the database you can sort the copies and send them to one or more addresses from your private area.

29. What information do I need to give in order to insert a book into the POD/E-POD archive?

The insertion of information related to classified titles as E-POD can be done manually or through a shared flow between the publisher and Lampi di stampa.

For insertion in the database, you will be asked to:

provide technical features: print quality (standard or photo), size, paper type (interior and cover), weight, type of printing (black and white or color), type of lamination, inclusion or not of side flaps
• specify the cover page file you want to upload in the database: measure bleeds and spine
Upload the cover file(s)
• Upload files of the interior

30. Why won’t the system allow me to insert a book into the POD/E-POD Archive?

If the POD/E-POD titles page is disabled it is because the E-POD service has not yet been activated.
To activate the service contact our Sales Department.

Information on the Runs service

31. How can I activate The Runs Service?

To activate the Runs service follow this steps

1. Register to the portal and confirm the registration with the email that we send.
Remember that without confirmation of registration you will not be able to use the services

2. Go to the "Account data/Contracts" area and online accept the "General Conditions of Runs Service”.

3. After verifying the information you entered, we will activate the service and notify you with an email confirmation.

From that moment you can enter titles in the Runs Service archive, make estimates and orders, view invoices and monitor the status of orders.

 

32. How much does the Runs service cost?

The Runs service has no cost for activation and management of the on-line archive. From your Personal Area you can create quotations and orders for test copies (even just one) and runs (at least 100 copies).

For more information, please visit the service description page, clicking here.

33. Can I print test copies of the Runs?

For milled paperback books you can create quotations and print test prints of your titles, directly from your Personal Area, in the "Run titles" section. In the order phase, you will enter the delivery address or addresses. Remember that collection from the warehouse is allowed only for runs orders (minimum 50 copies).

For saddle stitch book you can’t order test prints of your titles. The minimum number of copies you can print with laser print quality is 100, while the minimum number of copies you can print with inkjet print quality is 500.

34. Can a book catalogued initially as a Runs be moved and included in POD?

Yes, you can move a title from the runs archive to the POD/ePOD archive.
If you have not yet activated the POD contract, follow the activation procedure described here and, when it is active, read the information below.
If you activate the POD contract, simply click the "Switch to POD/ePOD" button corresponding to the title you wish to move. The system will check whether there are orders in progress in relation to the title.
If there are no suspended orders, the title will be moved to the POD/ePOD archive in "Not concluded" status. To conclude the title and make it available for production, you must complete the technical information of the book using the entry wizard. After completing the move, we will inform MeLi that the title is now under POD management.
If there are orders in progress for this title, when you click the "Switch to POD/ePOD" button, the system will inform you and you must wait for all the orders to be fulfilled before moving the title.

35. What is the minimum number of titles I can print for runs?

• For milled paperback books printed with inkjet print quality or Indigo high quality print the minimum number of copies you can order is 100.

• For saddle stitch book printed with inkjet print quality the minimum number of copies you can order is 500

• For saddle stitch book printed with laser print quality the minimum number of copies you can order is 100.

36. What is the minimum number of titles I can print for test copies?

For milled paperback book the minimum number of copies that you can print for test copies is 1 (attention: some types of paper for the interior may only be available for orders of a minimum of 100 copies). To order test copies just click on the “Buy” button in the “Runs titles” section.

For saddle stitch book it is not possible to order test copies. To know what is the minimum number of copies you can order, please click here.

37. Can I delete a book from the Runs archive?

Yes, you can decide to delete a title from the Runs archive at any time, clicking on the "Delete" button on the line relating to the title to be deleted.
The operation is possible only when all the runs orders have been fulfilled.

Registration on the website

38. Is registration on the website compulsory?

Yes, registration on the website and subsequent confirmation are compulsory to use the services offered by Lampi di stampa. After confirmation, you can create your on-line archives, with all the information on your titles (technical data and pdf for printing) and monitor the production statuses, orders and invoices.

39. Is confirmation of registration on the website compulsory?

Yes, it is compulsory to use all the services offered by Lampi di stampa. The e-mail we send you during the registration phase is necessary to check your e-mail address.

40. I can't find the e-mail to confirm my registration on the website. What should I do?

By accessing the website using the credentials (username and password) you used to register, you can send the registration confirmation e-mail again, directly from your Personal Area, in the "Account data/My Account" section.

41. What do I have to do after registering on the website to activate the POD service?

To activate the POD service you must validate your MeLi code in the "Account Data/Billing Data" section, accept the on-line contract in the "Contracts" section.
We will then send you an email with the pdf of the personalized contract that will need to send back to us in triplicate, in the manner described in the mail itself.

42. My company data has changed. Do I need to inform you?

If you have activated the POD service, once you have accepted the contract you can no longer independently edit your billing data, but must contact us via e-mail at editori@lampidistampa.it or on +39 02.76028211 to request the change.

My Personal Area

43. What can I do in my Personal Area?

In your Personal Area you can manage 2 archives: the archive of titles catalogued as POD/ePOD and the archive for runs.

POD ARCHIVE
POD/ePOD Titles:
Here you can add or edit titles in your POD archive. You can also issue estimates and order test copies.

Order Tracking:
Here you can monitor and see the details of the POD orders of your books from MeLi

Titles History:
Here you can perform searches by single title and see the records of the corresponding orders (from MeLi and/or your Personal Area).

ePOD ARCHIVE
POD/ePOD Titles:
Here you can add or edit titles in your POD/ePOD archive. You can also issue estimates and order test copies.

Order Tracking:
Here you can monitor and see the details of the ePOD orders of your books from your e-commerce/system.

Titles History:
Here you can perform searches by single title and see the records of the corresponding orders (from your e-commerce/system and/or your Personal Area).

RUNS ARCHIVE
Runs Titles:
Here you can add or edit titles in your runs archive. You can also issue estimates, order runs and test copies.

Order Tracking:
Here you can monitor and see the details of the runs and test copies from your Personal Area.

Titles History:
Here you can perform searches by single title and see the records of the corresponding orders from your Personal Area.

► The ACCOUNT DATA section is shared by both archives and allows management of:
• billing data
• the list of delivery addresses
• payment data
• the POD contract, the ePOD contract and the Runs contract
• your account (change username, password)

44. Which functions are available on the "POD/ePOD Titles" page?

In the "POD/ePOD Titles" table you can see and manage the books in the POD/ePOD archive.
The system envisages the management of the local version of the title (on the left side of the table) and the version in production (the last 2 columns on the right), separated by a green "Update" arrow/button.
The title entry wizard allows specification of all the technical information and to upload the files needed for printing. After correctly entering a title in the archive (local version), the book moves to "Concluded" status. You can see all the information relating to the local version in the table at any time:
data entered in the archive
• the jpg preview of the cover, with evidence of the cutting marks and the spine position.
• the summary of the technical characteristics specified in the entry phase
• the pdf of the cover and content uploaded for this title
• the date and time of the last change
• the status
• a column with the possible local actions on the title: Edit, delete and switch to runs.

The green "Update" arrow/button allows the update of the local version to production. This function is very important because it allows the production of a final version of the book and, in the meantime, if necessary, it allows all the changes required on the local version, without "affecting" the version that is actually printed.
The "Update" button is disabled when the 2 versions (local and in production) are correctly aligned.
Every time a change is made to the local version, the button is enabled and, to update the version in production, all you have to do is click the green arrow.

In the last 2 columns on the right, it is possible to see the date and time of the last update (or highlight that the title is being updated), the pdf of the cover and content and the actions possible on the version in production:
Quotation: the printing prices are shown, in accordance with the technical specifications defined, along with the costs of delivery to the MeLi warehouse.
Buy: by clicking on this button you can order test copies of the title.

45. Which functions are available on the "Runs Titles" page?

In the "Runs Titles" table you can see and manage the books in the Runs archive.
The system envisages the management of the local version of the title (on the left side of the table) and the version in production (the last 2 columns on the right), separated by a green "Update" arrow/button.
The title entry wizard allows specification of all the technical information and to upload the files needed for printing. After correctly entering a title in the archive (local version), the book moves to "Concluded" status. You can see all the information relating to the local version in the table at any time:
data entered in the archive
• the jpg preview of the cover, with evidence of the cutting marks and the spine position.
• the summary of the technical characteristics specified in the entry phase
• the pdf of the cover and content uploaded for this title
• the date and time of the last change
• the status
• a column with the possible local actions on the title: Edit, delete and switch to POD/ePOD.

The green "Update" arrow/button allows the update of the local version to production. This function is very important because it allows the production of a final version of the book and, in the meantime, if necessary, it allows all the changes required on the local version, without "affecting" the version that is actually printed.
The "Update" button is disabled when the 2 versions (local and in production) are correctly aligned.
Every time a change is made to the local version, the button is enabled and, to update the version in production, all you have to do is click the green arrow.

In the last 2 columns on the right, it is possible to see the date and time of the last update (or highlight that the title is being updated), the pdf of the cover and content and the actions possible on the version in production:
Quotation: the printing prices are shown, in accordance with the technical specifications defined.
Buy: allows one or more print runs to be added to the cart.

46. Can I update the production version of a book even if there are orders pending or in process?

Yes, even if there are pending orders (in the case of awaiting bank transfer) or in process, it is possible to update the production version of a book.

This allows the modification and upgrading of a version of a book in a timely manner. The change will be made available from the next order or in the case of reprinting.

47. Can I track the production of the booked ordered by MeLi and the books ordered from my Personal Area?

Yes, of course. In the "Tracking orders" section you can see:
orders from MeLi, with all the relative details: the ID, order date, ISBN an the title ordered, the quantity, amount and updates to production of the quantities printed and delivered.
orders placed by you from your Personal Area (POD test copies, Runs and runs test copies) and the relative details: the ID, amount, payment type, order date and status. You can also track production (update to the number of copies printed and delivered). When the order has been concluded, you can see the order confirmation pdf, the invoice and delivery document.

48. Can I search for all the orders relating to a specific title?

Yes, of course. In the "Titles History" section you can search for and see all the orders placed for a specific title (search by ISBN or full title).

49. Can I view the history of the orders of a title that I have deleted from the archive?

Yes, from your Personal Area section "Titles History" you can view and consult the history of each title entered in the database, even for titles that were subsequently deleted.

50. Can I cancel an order placed from my Personal Area?

You can cancel an order until it is taken charge of for processing, then only if it is in "Awaiting bank transfer" or "Arrived" status.
If an order is in "Arrived" status, you will receive an e-mail confirming cancellation. If you have already paid, we will refund the amount using the same payment method used when placing the order.

51. Can I add secondary accounts linked to my master account?

Yes, from your Private Area - the section "Account data / My Account" you can add the correlated account to your main account.

For each account created, you can specify which sections can be displayed and what actions can be carried out within the portal.
This feature is very useful to display the user’s area of expertise (eg for accounting you will be able to view only the part relating to invoices or payments, or you will be able to upload the archive titles to the graph without the placing orders, etc.).

Technical information of the books and files for printing

52. "Load from predefined" and "Save as predefined" feature

In the wizard insertion of titles on file you can save the technical characteristics specified for a title making them available for the insertion of new books without having to specify it each time.

Once the technical specifications have been defined just click on the “Save as predefined” button and create a new set, or update an existing set.

In the insertion of new books by clicking on the button “Load from predefined” you can specify which set to use, and the system will automatically compile all the technical data required, except for the number of pages, the bleeds and the spine that will have to be filled manually instead.

53. What format must the print files be in?

The files of the books to be entered into the archive must be in .pdf format. The files of the cover and content must be separate .pdf files. If both the inside and outside of the cover are printed, you must upload 2 separate files with the same bleed and spine measurements.

54. What are the minimum and maximum measurements for the formats of a book?

For milled paperback books the minimum format of the closed book is 10x10 cm. The maximum format is 21x29.7 cm (landscape or portrait). In the case of books with flaps, the minimum measurement is 12.5x10 cm.

Please note: flaps may not be able to be added to some formats. The system will carry out a test based on the specified format, number of pages and the paper, and if it is not possible to add the flaps a message will be shown to the user.

For saddle stitch books the available format of the closed book are 14.8x21 mm (A5 paper size) and 21 x29.7mm (A4 paper size).

55. Which technical specifications must the pdf files of the content and covers have?

To achieve the best possible result in the printing phase, the .pdf files of the books that you can upload into the archive must observe some very important rules that you can download here

"Technical specification for milled paperback books"

"Technical specification for saddle stitch books"

 

56. How can I calculate the measurement of the cover spine?

The spine varies depending on the number of pages and the type of paper chosen. During the title entry phase, the system will show the correct measurement that the spine of your book will have, but remember that you can specify the measurement as set in your file.

If the pdf of the cover has the bleeds equal for all 4 sides, you will not need to enter the measurement of the bleeds and the spine manually, but you can ask the system to automatically calculate the values.

Our system will run a check on the files uploaded and, if necessary, will automatically adapt the spine so that it complies with the dimensions envisaged.

You will also be sent a print preview to check before proceeding.

Please remember that the spine is required only for milled paperback books and not for saddle stitch books.

57. How can I tell if my pdf file is right for printing?

When entering a title into the archive, the system will run a quality check (pre-flight) on the files you upload (format, flaps, number of pages, measurements of the bleeds and quality of the images included, fonts incorporated and colour) and will display the result of the check.

Any anomalies found will be classified as errors (blocking) or warnings (non-blocking). You can always replace the previously uploaded file immediately or later: the system will save the entry of the title in the position where you have stopped. If something is not right, you can replace the previously uploaded file.


Caution! Confirmation of the cover preview is equivalent to "Approved for printing" and complaints will not be accepted after printing.

58. What happens if I have a pdf with a smaller or bigger spine than the real one?

When entering the title you must specify the measurement of the spine as well as on the pdf you are uploading.

If the pdf of the cover has the bleeds equal for all 4 sides, you will not need to enter the measurement of the bleeds and the spine manually, but you can ask the system to automatically calculate values.

Our system will automatically correct the measurement of the spine and will show you a preview of the result, communicating any distortion % applied. Please check the cover preview carefully.

The preview will show the adapted spine and the cutting lines that will be applied in production, as well as the Datamatrix/QR code that is automatically entered on the back cover during processing, containing the data needed to manage production of the book.

59. What is the Datamatrix/QR Code? Does it have to be printed on the cover?

The Datamatrix/QR Code is a square that is automatically placed on the back cover in the process of processing the file, it is indispensable because it contains the data necessary for the management of the book in production.

The system automatically inserts the Datamatrix code.

You can decide to replace the Datamatrix with a QR Code, a code that can be read by any smartphone. The system will also give you the ability to specify a link to an external web site (you can specify a link of up to 49 characters), within the QR code accessible through the reading of the code with a specific app on the mobile.

For both codes you can define the position within the 4° cover (choosing a default location or defining it directly with the pointer inside the preview of the cover). You can also check the alignment of the code texts, images or barcode through the display of guidelines by flagging the appropriate box.

60. Can I choose to place the Datamatrix/QR Code in another position on the cover?

Yes, of course. After uploading the pdf of the cover, the system will indicate a pulldown menu to choose where to position the data matrix.

You can add it in one of the 4 corners of the cover or exactly define the position in the 4th cover through a simple tool that will allow you to drag it to the desired location.

You can also check the alignment of the code texts, images or barcode through guidelines that can be activated by flagging the appropriate box.
In any case it will show you a preview of the result, which you can change if you do not like it.

61. Can I check that the link inserted in the QR code is correct?

Yes, once you specify the link into the field, opening the preview of the cover it will be possible to verify the QR code using your smartphone. We remind you that in order to read the code a special app must be installed on your phone.

62. What is the difference between "Along grain printing" and "Cross grain printing"?

The terms "Along grain printing" and "Cross grain printing" indicate the direction in which the book is printed, i.e.: the positioning of the page on the reel of paper on which the book is printed.
"Along grain printing" guarantees greater "flexibility" when reading the book, because the book is more "supple" and tends to stay open during reading.
If the book is printed "Cross grain", it will be "stiffer" when flicking through the pages.


"Along grain printing" is usually more expensive than "Cross grain printing" because more paper is wasted. "Cross grain printing" has been introduced to properly exploit the reel of paper - reducing costs - and consequently to offer less expensive printing.

Please remember that saddles stitch books can only be printed along grain. For milled paperback books, apart from certain formats which can only be printed along grain, you are free to choose which type of printing technique to use for each individual title.

63. What are the characteristics of the types of paper for the content offered by the website?

Papers for content available for orders of milled paperback POD titles and test copies:
Milled paperback books – Inkjet quality:
• Creamy standard paper 70 gr - paper normally used for novels (avaible for black & white)
• Standard white paper 80 gr - avaible for black & white and color
• Premium matt coated paper 115 gr - avaible for black & white and color

Milled paperback books – Indigo high quality
• Matt coated paper 135 gr - avaible for black & white and color

Papers for content avaible for orders of RUNS (a minimum of 100 copies):
Milled paperback books – Inkjet quality:
• Creamy standard paper 50 gr, 70 gr, 80 gr - paper normally used for novels (avaible for black & white)
• Standard white paper 80 gr, 90 gr, 100 gr - avaible for black & white
• Standard ivory paper 60 gr, 70 gr - avaible for black & white
• Premium matt coated paper 70 gr, 90 gr, 115 gr - avaible for black & white and color

Milled paperback books – Indigo high quality
• Glossy coated paper 100 gr, 135 gr, 170 gr - avaible for black & white and color
• Matt coated paper 100 gr, 135 gr, 150 gr, 170 gr - avaible for black & white and color

Saddle Stitch books – Inkjet quality (a minimum of 500 copies):
• Standard white paper 80 gr - available for black & white
• Premium matt coated paper 90 gr - available for black & white and color

Saddle Stitch books – Laser quality (a minimum of 100 copies):
• Standard white paper 80 gr - available for black & white
• Premium matt coated paper 90 gr - available for black & white and color

64. What are the characteristics of the paper used for the cover?

For milled paperback books we use a 300 gr. coated paper, which can be printed on the outside only or also on the inside. When entering the title in the archive, you can decide whether you would like it glossy or matt coated.

For saddle stitch books with cover we use a 270 gr. coated paper, which can be printed on the outside only or also on the inside. If you choose inkjet print quality, when entering the title in the archive you can decide whether you would like it glossy or matt coated.

Methods and times for delivering and collecting copies from the warehouse

65. Which delivery methods does the website offer?

→ For POD orders Lampi di stampa will deliver the books directly to MeLi, who will deliver them to the end customer or to the book store which ordered them. Remember that the cost of delivery to the MeLi warehouse is € 0,10 (excluding VAT) per copy ordered.

→ For orders from your Personal Area you can choose between:

Pieghi di Libri: a service of Poste Italiane dedicated to the publishing industry. This service is available for deliveries to Italy and only for a few copies. The package will be delivered by ordinary mail and no tracking number will be assigned to your shipment.
The Pieghi di Libri service delivers in 7 working days , please expect one more day for shipping to Sicily and Sardegna.

• UPS carrier for deliveries in Italy and abroad, with different delivery times for Standard and Express service. This method offers the possibility to check the delivery status of your package in real time (in your Personal Area you can see the Tracking number which you can use to search on their site) and request a second attempt in the case of inability to deliver. Delivery costs will be calculated during the order phase.

The services and delivery times of our UPS carrier are listed below:

 

Deliveries in Italy
UPS Standard 1 day
UPS Express Next day before 12:00
Deliveries in the rest of the world
UPS Standard 5 days
UPS Express 1-3 days

→ For minimum orders of 50 copies, it is also possible to collect your order from the Lampi di stampa warehouse. It can be collected by the customer –the cost for this service is 3,50€ (VAT excluded) or by a carrier chosen by the customer – the cost for this service is 0,80€ (VAT excluded).

Only for shipments to Messaggerie Books warehouse c / o Ceva Logistics you can select the AKI Services delivery service. The cost for shipping is 0,10 € (VAT excluded) for each copy ordered.

66. Can I collect printed copies from the Lampi di stampa warehouse?

Yes, you can collect the books from the Lampi warehouse, but only for minimum orders of 50 copies.

You can pick up the copies yourself directly or if you prefer you can send a reliable courier.

67. Where is the Lampi di stampa warehouse where I can collect the runs?

The Lampi di stampa warehouse is at Rotomail Italia S.p.A., in Vignate, Strada Rivoltana (SP14), 12/AB.

68. Do I need to make an appointment to collect the books from your warehouse?

No, you do not need to make an appointment. We will notify you by e-mail when the books are ready for collection.

69. What time can I collect the books from your warehouse?

The warehouse opening hours are:
Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 0:30 pm and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

70. Can I have the books delivered to more than one address?

Of course. You can enter the addresses manually during the order phase (new addresses or changes to existing addresses will be automatically saved in your contacts) or manage your contacts in the "Account data/Delivery addresses" section, which will be presented during the order phase.

71. Can I save my delivery addresses on the website?

Yes, you can create your contacts directly from your Personal Area, in the "Account data/Delivery addresses" section, so they are always available during the order phase.

You can decide to enter them manually or upload them in a .csv file with an unlimited number of addresses. On the same page you can download a model of .csv file to complete with your addresses, which you can upload into the system.

You can add, edit or delete any address at any time.

If you do not decide to save your addresses in advance from the Personal Area, you can enter them gradually during the order phase and they will be automatically saved in the "Delivery addresses" section.

72. How long will I have to wait for the books?

For orders for runs and test copies, after receiving confirmation of payment, which will be immediate in the case of payment by credit card, it will take about 5/7 working days to process your order. The delivery time is additional to this and varies depending on the delivery method selected during the order phase.

*The processing times indicated are only an indication and therefore cannot be considered binding.

73. Can I track my shipment once it has been delivered to the courier

For delivery with UPS carrier we will send you an email with the Tracking Number assigned to your shipment when your books are delivered to the courier. 

You will find both the Tracking Number and the link to the courier's website also on the “Order tracking by Personal Area Order”: by clicking the Tracking Number you will be redirected to the page dedicated to your delivery on the carrier’s website where you will be able to follow all the phases of delivery in real.

We remind you that if you choose the “Pieghi di Libri” option your package will be delivered by ordinary mail and no tracking number will be assigned to your shipment

Payment methods

74. What are the bank details to pay by bank transfer?

The bank transfer must be made out to:

Lampi di stampa s.r.l.
INTESA SANPAOLO - Filiale di Milano, Via Mercato, 5
IBAN: IT57S 03069 09477 000010968163

Remember to enter the ID reference of your order (which you will find in the order confirmation pdf) as the reason for payment.

75. If I decide to pay by immediate bank transfer, when will the order be cancelled if I do not pay?

For orders payable by immediate bank transfer, we will send you a reminder e-mail after 2 weeks if we have not received payment. If we have still not received payment after 5 weeks, the order will be cancelled from your Personal Area.

76. Is there a price list of the delivery costs for orders placed from my Personal Area?

There is no real price list for delivery costs because they are calculated on the basis of the format, number of pages of the book, number of copies and destination address.During the order phase, you will see the delivery methods available and the relative costs.

77. What do I have to do to activate the prepaid credit payment method?

You can request the activation of payment by prepaid credit at any time by contacting our Sales Department on 0276028211.

After contacting us by telephone and in order to activate payment you must provide for the payment of the required sum by bank transfer*made out to:

Lampi di stampa s.r.l.
INTESA SANPAOLO - Filiale di Milano, Via Mercato, 5
IBAN: IT57S 03069 09477 000010968163

Remember to insert "Prepaid credit - payment date" as motive of payment.
 

Once we receive your bank transfer,we will activate the mode of payment for your account and a "virtual wallet" will be created for you on the portal (accessed directly from your "Account Data/Payment Data" section) that will be deducted each time you make an order.
You can then recharge the credit by making a new transfer at any time.*

*To speed up the activation process or charging, we recommend you contact our Sales Department and send a copy of the bank transfer (or CRO) to: editori@lampidistampa.it.

78. What are the advantages of activating the prepaid credit payment method?

By activating the mode of payment with prepaid credit, you will be entitled to a certain percentage of discount on print prices (depending on the amount paid), which will be calculated during the order by choosing this method of payment among those available for your account.

79. I have activated payment using the prepaid credit method. How can I see the list of credit/debit transactions?

From your Personal Area, in the "Account data/Payment data" section, you can monitor the list of credits/debits.
Every time you make a payment, Lampi di stampa issues an invoice in your favour and records the credit. The system automatically calculates the % discount on the printing prices to which you are entitled on the basis of the balance of your account. The discount reserved for you for this payment method is valid for 365 days from the date of payment.

80. My credit card payment has failed. For how long can I keep trying to pay?

If, when paying by credit card on the website of one of our partners, you should experience problems or be unable to complete payment (due to insufficient credit for example), our system will record the error in the order. The order will be saved in your Personal Area, with "Failed credit card payment" status and you can try paying again later, within 7 days of the transaction.

81. Do the prices indicated on the website include VAT?

No. All prices are exclusive of VAT. VAT will be applied during the order phase.


If you have not found the answers to your questions, contact us to request support or detailed information.

Information provided in accordance with Art. 13 of the legislative decree n.196 6/30/2003


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This notice relates to the processing of personal data of users who visit or register on the site www.podeditori.it.
The statement is provided pursuant to article 13 of the legislative decree No.196/2003 (code concerning the protection of personal data) and the provision of the authority for the protection of personal data of 8 May 2014, No.229.

The information is provided only for the site www.podeditori.it and not to other web sites accessed via links on the above site on which the holder has no control and assumes no responsibility. The owner is not liable for the processing of personal data carried out independently from said sites. The user is therefore advised to read the privacy policies provided by each site.

2. The Data Processor

The Data processor is Lampi di stampa s.r.l.

To exercise the rights to information, updating and opposition regarding the treatment under Art.7 of the legislative decree No.196/2003 you may contact the following numbers:
Lampi di stampa s.r.l. - Tel: 02.76028211 - E-mail: editori@lampidistampa.it

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a) source of personal data;
b) the purposes and methods of treatment;
c) the logic applied in the case of processing with the help of electronic instruments;
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Only after the specific and explicit consent of the person concerned can the data also be processed to receive information regarding products or initiatives of Lampi di stampa s.r.l., for the promotion of the same, for the realization of market research or testing of quality of products or services offered by the same and for sending information and advertising mate.

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Personal data is processed by Lampi di stampa s.r.l., and may be disclosed to persons providing ancillary activities necessary to the provision of the services of the site, its management and operation:
• those entrusted to the Holder pursuant to art. 30 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003
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Personal data is processed by automated means and recorded on electronic media for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected.
Specific security measures are taken to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect and unauthorized access.
Personal data is never circulated.

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Data processing related to the web services of the site are carried out at the company headquarters of Lampi di stampa s.r.l. located in Vignate (MI), Strada Rivoltana (SP 14), 12/AB.

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