Eastman Kodak, On Demand Books, and ReaderLink announced they have partnered to revolutionize the way all types of printed books will be marketed, sold and produced at point of sale. The venture brings On Demand Books’ Espresso Book Machine to national retailers integrated with Kodak Picture Kiosks, giving consumers a full-service, digital-to-print media center for all their custom print needs—from photo books, custom/local self-published titles, to educational supplements, and more.

Heidelberg USA has announced the following new product installations:Worzalla Publishing equips digital book printing business with Eurobind 600 PUR and Polar CutterWorzalla Publishing reports the purchase of a Eurobind 600 PUR binder (illustrated) and Polar 66 guillotine cutter to support its new digital book printing operation, co-located with the companys main facility in Stevens Point, WI.We are responding to customer demand for ultra-short-run books in quantities as low as 10-20 copies, said Vice President of Operations Kris Koch. We chose the Eurobinds PUR glue option to address any stock or toner-based issues associated with digitally printed output. Likewise, the

5 Tips for Buying CD/DVD Reproduction Services The following tips—provided by Todd Grant, chief executive officer of New Territories, a supply chain solutions provider—are important to consider before embarking on your next (or first) CD or DVD project. 1 Keep the audience in mind when determining which file format is best for your book. Text files convert easily and accurately to PDF, but XML is more robust and flexible. Your choice of format will definitely depend on how the electronic content will be used.   2 Consider the purpose of the content. Some publishers provide searchable text files of books on CD or

by Molly Joss Getting into CTP can be a learning experience, as panelists at the BookTech '99 session "CTP Part Two: Economic Issues Roundtable" explained. Session speakers, who shared their experiences in detail, included --Jerry Charlton, director of customer technical services, Quebecor Books, Kingsport, TN --Deborah Jones, senior production manager, McGraw-Hill, School Division, New York City --Craig Yolitz, director, prepress department, the West Group, Eagan, MN --Mark M. Krahforst, manufacturing manager, Rodale Press Overall, panelists described the experience of venturing into CTP as a positive one. As speakers described their experiences, a unifying pattern emerged -- each company had moved slowly into it as

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