Xerox Corp. has formed a partnership to jointly market and sell the Espresso Book Machine developed by New York-based On Demand Books LLC. The machine is designed to quickly reproduce books on demand, with many systems being installed at libraries to focus on copyrighted, public domain, out-of-print, or rare texts.
On a worldwide basis, Xerox will now sell its 4112 copier integrated with the Espresso Book Machine.
The Espresso can reproduce paperbacks with trim sizes between 4.5 x 5.0 inches and 8.25 x 10.5 inches. According to the companies, with the Xerox 4112, the Espresso produces a 300-page book in less than four minutes and has the capacity to print over 40,000 paperback books per year.
The Espresso uses EspressNet, a proprietary software system that connects the device to a network of 3.3-million titles obtained with the approval of the publishers. EspressNet tracks all jobs and provides payments to publishers, while Content owners retain full rights and control of their digital files.
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