I just came across a couple of videos showing the Espresso Book Machine which is getting quite a bit of interest as a print-on-demand option suitable for use in a retail environment. I’ve seen this machine in action and it’s pretty impressive, producing a very good quality book while you wait with little need for operator intervention.
Here’s a video which shows the Espresso Book Machine version 2.0 in action. The version 2.0 is just out.
And, closer to home, here’s a video that shows the EBM installed in an Angus and Robertson store in Melbourne, Australia. The company plans to bring it to New Zealand at some stage via its Whitcoulls chain. This video actually dates back to September 2008 when it was first installed and will show an earlier version of the EBM.