Xerox a 'Natural Fit' for Espresso Book Machine
Xerox and On Demand Books LLC have partnered to globally market and sell the Xerox 4112 Copier/Printer together with the Espresso Book Machine. The combined technologies will form a fully integrated solution that prints, binds and trims books with full-color covers on demand in retail locations and libraries.
The Espresso Book Machine can produce paperbacks in variable combinations of trim sizes between 4.5" x 5.0" and 8.25" x 10.5" for a production cost less than one cent per page. With the Xerox 4112, the Espresso Book Machine produces a 300-page book in less than four minutes and has the capacity to print more than 40,000 paperback books per year.
"Xerox is a natural fit for On Demand Books and the Espresso Book Machine," says Dane Neller, CEO, On Demand Books. "Their solutions, industry leadership, innovative printing technology, and worldwide sales and marketing footprint will help us reach our goal—providing book enthusiasts fast and affordable access to millions of digital titles in multiple languages."
The Espresso Book Machine uses EspressNet, a proprietary, copyrighted software system that connects the device to a network of 3.3 million titles obtained with the approval of the publishers. EspressNet assures the security of publishers' titles, tracks all jobs, and provides payments to publishers. Content owners retain full rights and control of their digital files.
According to Xerox, a phased launch of the integrated solution is underway in North America.