QUESTION: What is "on-demand printing and publishing"?

ANSWER: Basically, on-demand printing is a form of "just-in-time" inventory management. The term "on-demand printing" refers to the notion of printing documents only when they are needed, as opposed to printing large quantities of documents and storing them on shelves until they are needed.

The concept of creating documents on demand has been extended to include non-paper documents (i.e., electronic documents). Electronic documents are usually but not always in PDF format or HTML format.

The term "on-demand printing and publishing" encompasses both paper documents and electronic documents.