Espresso Book Machine Now Available Commercially
The Espresso Book Machine, an all-in-one book printing and finishing machine, is now available for sale in the United States. The machine has been deployed to various libraries and education places and garnered much attention the general public. The Espresso Book Machine will be on sale in Canada starting in March.
The machine is developed On Demand Books, started by Jason Epstein in 2003. Since then, the machine has gone through several revisions, culminating in the configuration today, which is roughly a 3 meter by 4.5 meter machine. The machine can print and bind a 300-page book in less than four minutes.
In September last year, the company signed a deal with deal with Xerox which sees its machines being paired with a Xerox 4112 printer. Xerox will also distribute the Espresso Book Machine.
“The on-demand book publishing market has expanded, and so has our support of this solution,” said Eric Armour, President, Graphic Communications Business Group, Xerox Corporation. “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.”