What is 1x1 Print on Demand?







We provide printing services and distribution of books in Europe.

With a range of 6,500 selling points, print on demand 1x1 offers new possibilities for getting advantage of all back catalogs without intercontinental shipping costs, with the best possible technology and marketing.

KALAIKI manages long publishing catalogs on POD to make them available to libraries and readers.

With POD 1x1, we help you go further, using all your publishing catalog.


  • No storage needs.

  • From a single book: 1x1 Production.

  • Get advantage of the entire back catalog.

  • No freight or shipping cost.

  • Cost reductions.

  • Increase sales.

  • Reinvest in creating more publishing catalogue.

  • Go further and with more selling points worldwide.

  • A new service for your customers.


1. Request  Printer

A consumer process begins with a request for a book at some point in the distribution channel of the book (library online or physical).

2. Order

The order request of the book reaches KALAIKI inviting to print the number of copies required from the original PDF.

3. Production

Automatically starts the process of 1x1 POD: all information is verified at the printing point.
    * PDF's are identified in the digital catalog.
    * We audit the printed file is 1x1 POD eligible.
    *Printing from one single book, we complete the order as the shops required.

4. Classification

The books are classified and bound and automatically assigned to the order number by reading the barcode.

5. Packaging

After completing the order, the system generates the delivery note with the content and delivery data.
Packages are picked up by the shipping company and in the morning, delivered to the customer. The system collects each delivery confirmation to close the order.

Technical Requirements

  • The document should not contain forms, layers, watermarks or overlays, ICC profiles.
  • The fonts must be embedded in the document and should never be as attached. Do not use Type 3 fonts.
  • All pages of the document must be in the same size, be centered and should come in the same orientation, portrait or landscape.
  • The minimum resolution for images is 300 dpi for color images and between 600 and 1200 dpi for Black and White images. Should include scanned images, they must have a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • It is advisable to include crop marks. In the case of including images minimum 3mm must be included for cut-marks.



Paper/format 15 * 20 11 * 18 17 * 24 13 * 19
Offset 90 grs CONFI 1 CONFI 2 CONFI 3 CONFI 4
Bone Color 90 grs CONFI 5 CONFI 6 CONFI 7 CONFI 8
Coated paper 115 grs CONFI 9 CONFI 10 CONFI 11 CONFI 12

To carry out the demand on the printing system we have to try to standardize the characteristics of the printed files on the following configurations:
This way we communicate the kind of paper to use, the size and the binding.  We have also to indicate if flaps are needed on the book.

If you need flaps, you must add an "S" to the desired configuration, eg "CONFIG 3S", in this case we know that the book format is 17 * 24, and is printed on offset paper 90 grams, with cover flaps.

The general printing characteristics are also the following:

a) The covers are always coated with plastic with brightness and printed in color. In graphic card 300 grs.

b) The impression of the interior of the book is in Black and White.

c) The 90 grs. Offset paper is chlorine-free white paper.

d) The paper Offset bone color is made of Eucalyptus, matt surface and high opacity.

e) Coated papers are made from chemical pulp multilayer.

f) All papers used are certified with PEFC warehouse and FSC manufacturing Certifications, in order to comply with quality standards in environmental protection.


Printing Types:

  •     Books printed on offset 90 grs paper.
  •     Printed books on Bone Color Offset  90 grs paper.
  •     Books printed on coated paper on 115 grs paper.

    When books need covers with flaps a supplement of € 0.50 will be included  to the total price of the book.