Well I just had several copies on cotton fibre paper of my doctoral disseration sent to George Fox University for binding and archiving. It took several reams of expensive paper, and cost $110 in fedex costs, just to get them from one side of town with the printer to the other at the university.
As an archive, and for future printing of copies, I just uploaded it to Lulu, for self publishing. This is a great online tool. My disseration is available from Lulu as a book here.