This may all seem a bit ‘print techy’ for the pages of POD, Self-Publishing & Independent Publishing but the announcement by Xerox of a new toner set for the iGen4 EXP may actually have longer term benefits for self-publishers and the Espresso Book Machine. While the iGen4 is not the powerhouse under the bonnet of the Espresso Book Machine (it’s the Xerox 4112/27), the fact this new ‘matte’ look finish has become available for this machine suggests we may not be too far away from a similar option for the EBM. One big criticism I hear of self-published book covers is their over ‘glossy’ look rather than some of the more traditional matte finishes on offset printed paperbacks.
- Book Machines Print While You Wait (npr.org)
- Espresso book machine still poised to take off (teleread.com)
- Espresso Book Machine now generally available in the US, Canada to come (teleread.com)
- My experience with the Espresso Book Machine (teleread.com)