Print Books on Demand

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Printing books has never been easier! With KIC's new Print On Demand functionality, patrons can quickly and easily order printed books of photo albums, scrapbooks, photos, recipe cards, book excerpts, loose papers, newspaper & magazine articles, and more.

Clip, crop, rearrange pages and then choose the kind of book, pages and quantity desired. Order your original book(s) using KIC's simple "shop-online" interface to find the best value and pay with your credit card. Your books will be printed, packaged and shipped to you within days!

Bring Many New Patrons to the Library with Print on Demand Made Easy

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How to Edit Images in KIC

KIC makes adding annotations and emojis to any page simple. Start by using a KIC station at your library to scan materials (photographs, magazines, albums, maps,...) Then touch the "ANNOTATIONS" button on the touch screen to see everything you've scanned on screen. Now just touch the desired editing tab and add annotations, emojis, frames to any or all pages.

How to Edit Images in KIC

Select any emoji or any clip from the clipboard and drag it to the main page. Resize, rotate, and move it anywhere you like. You can move more emojis and frames to the same page, add annotations, and reposition until you're happy with the layout. In the example below, we scanned a simple photo of Leon and then added emojis and annotations to make a soccer party invitation that can be saved as a PDF and stored for emailing and/or printing.

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Soccer Party

Any emoji or clip can be selected and rotated, resized, copied, and repositioned until you're satisfied with the results. When you're ready, just press "Publish".

Add, Resize & Rotate Emojis

Scan with KIC and modify pages by adding emojis using the gestures illustrated below. Add and manipulate boxes, arrows, characters and frames to enhance page layouts. Place lines, rectangles, and circles anywhere on the page. Resize frames around objects or fill shape(s) with color and use them as a background for annotations.

Add, Resize & Rotate Emojis
Add, Resize & Rotate Emojis

A title annotation was added in blue along with a smaller subtitle in black. Also a black line emoji was placed and stretched to make borders along the top and bottom of the photograph.

In addition, paw emojis were selected and moved to the image, resized, and placed in a line along the bottom of the page to add an accent that complements the content of the photo.

Add, Resize & Rotate Emojis

Title, subtitle and date annotations were added to describe the photo content. Agree circle was added and an annotation was placed on top of it for greater impact. In addition, a colorful frame was placed around the photo.

How to Print Books on Demand

Printing books has never been easier!

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Scan & Compose

Scan & Compose

Create your book’s pages using KIC to scan and/or import pages. Then use any combination of KIC's Compose functions (clip, crop, collate, annotate, add emojis..)

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Shop & Pay

When you’re finished scanning and editing and you are ready to order your book, choose the paper weight, cover and binding preference, and quantity desired. Enter your zip code to see KIC's simple "shop online" interface to find the best price and delivery options. After choosing your vendor, you will be directed to pay by credit card securely, using your smart phone or PC.

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Receive & Enjoy

Your book(s) can be printed, packaged and shipped to you within days.

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Make a Coffee Table Book of Photo Collections

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Print an Unabridged Book of Family Recipes

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Print a Book of Your Family Vacation

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Print a Photo Album of Old Family Photos

Scan your family photos and save them from fading and decaying. Annotate, clip, crop, add subtitles, dates, names, and comments to preserve your family history for future generations. It can all be done in a few hours at your public library with KIC’s POD feature - Print on Demand!

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Print Beautiful Bound Copies of Your Thesis

KIC’s POD (Print on Demand) feature is a self-serve alternative to the usual thesis
printing/binding vendors, using existing KIC system offered by the university library

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Create Course Materials with Excerpts from Many Sources

With KIC in your library, instructors are no longer restricted to a single text book.
They can assign many excerpts from many books without adding to the students' already high cost of text books.

Excerpts from Many Sources