University of Missouri gets an Espresso Book Machine

A new machine at the MU Bookstore makes the book publishing process faster and cheaper.

The University Bookstore showed off its new Espresso Book Machine at an open house on Wednesday. This machine instantly prints, binds and trims paperback books for just six cents a page. It is open to students, faculty and the community during bookstore hours.

The University Bookstore bought the machine in the summer and installed it in September. The staff has spent the last month and a half learning how to use the machine and work out any problems. The machine cost about $75,000, and all of the money made goes back to the University.

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