Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Harvard Book Store names POD book machine: Paige M. Gutenborg

Earlier this afternoon, Harvard Book Store, an independent bookstore located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, unveiled its print-on-demand Espresso Book Machine, which it aptly named Paige M. Gutenborg. A 21st-century printing press, the Espresso Book Machine can print, bind, and trim a full-color-cover, black-and-white-interior, 300-page book in roughly four minutes. Drawing on a library of several million digitized books maintained by Google, the machine provides Harvard Book Store with the capability to print books locally and ship them globally.

Pictured: Paige M. Gutenborg, which costs about $100,000.

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