Digital file in one end, finished book out the other—that's the Espresso Book Machine®. The University of Arizona BookStores is one of only a handful of college bookstores who own one, but itâ€™s easy to see the benefit to our students and faculty; cost-efficient custom books produced quickly and easily on campus. The EBM is a perfect solution for:
Low-run quantities of custom textbooks
Cost-efficient production of self-published novels and trade books
Creative solutions for dissertation copies
Looking into the future, the EBM will play an integral role in the on-demand production of both copyrighted and public domain content. As users venture into cloud computing, students and faculty will require a fast and efficient solution to print their downloaded content. The EBM will play an increasingly important role in the delivery of low-cost printed content to our students and faculty and a cost-savings self-publishing solution for our authors.
The cost of production varies depending on the scope of your project, but any of the UA BookStores EBM team can assist in a cost-estimate. For details about the machine (or if you just want to take a peek at it), contact: