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Matt Vidic

State College, PA

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Always excited to talk about OER and print on demand! Here's my story.

I started printMe1.com in 2009 as a simple way to get a PDF printed, bound, and shipped in the US. The service developed a strong connection to the open source community right away, and I got interested in OER not long after that. We also noticed the increasing research on comprehension differences between screen vs print formats, and noticed many OER's are posted online without an easy print option for students.

We came up with our PDF Hosting service to solve that problem, and it works like this: the course organizer uploads the OER PDF to our site, and then receives a link to a landing page that takes the student into our simple print checkout. Post, share, or email the hosting link to the class, and we print, bind and ship individual orders from there. That's it! (Here's an example of an OER PDF using this feature: https://www.printme1.com/preview/564a08470). Many OER creators have adopted this feature to provide simple print options for their PDFs.

We also extended this feature to allow the Hoster the option to approve & release orders as they come in if needed, and, for situations where the course is paying for materials, we also created an additional option for the students to place an order to charge to the hosters prepaid balance.
Blog: https://www.printme1.com/blog/the-big-how-to-guide-for-pdf-hosting-for-printing

If that wasn't crazy enough, we also created a way to blast out a print of a PDF to many addresses, or, send specific pdfs to specific addresses, all from a CSV and in one financial transaction. This is great for situations where the course needs to send materials at the beginning or end of a class to the students' home addresses. We can print and ship OER materials all over the US in a few clicks.
Blog: https://www.printme1.com/blog/how-to-print-and-ship-one-pdf-to-many-addresses-in-a-single-transaction

My team and I are so very appreciative to be part of this community. Please feel free to get in touch if we can help!
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