Xerox develops on demand book printer
The system prints, binds and covers paperbacks
Xerox has delivered a new quick on-demand printing system that prints, binds, trims and prints colour covers for bookstore-quality paperback books, called the Espresso Book Machine. The system can be purchased or leased from Xerox corporation worldwide from early 2011.
"The on-demand book publishing market has expanded, and so has our support of this solution," said Dan Smith, general manager for Integrated Marketing, Xerox, MEA (DMO). "Xerox's involvement has moved far beyond the print engine - we are now helping retailers, bookstores, libraries and universities build a profitable on-demand book publishing business."
The Espresso Book Machine comes equipped with EspressoNet software that was developed by On Demand books. The software system connects machines to a library of content so users can access millions of books, whether they are copyrighted, public-domain or self-published.
"The full sales and service support of Xerox, as well as a leasing option, will transform this technology and make it readily available worldwide," said Dane Neller, CEO, On Demand Books. "Consumers will have more choices, booksellers will have more titles with no increase in inventory and publishers will have a new sales channel."