Journals (CPDM)

Journals (also known as Custom Print & Direct Mail) are available to Lightning Source customers. 

Having a Journals account provides publishers with the ability to send single units to a large customer order list (distribution list). Traditional distribution is not offered for Journal accounts; instead, publishers take on the role of sending units to customers. 

Quick Facts 

- Limited trim size availability

- Duplex cover printing on all available sizes

- Not available for distribution

- Journals can only be printed in the US and UK

- File should be print-ready. There is no review process or premedia intervention

- The last page will contain a white space 25-30mm for our printer information

- We have a minimum of 200 unique addresses within the continental US in order to complete the polybagging service


Our Journals User Guide and File Creation Guide are attached below.

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