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That makes sense by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Oct 05, 2017 at 04:30:00 PM EST
over a decade ago I escorted a couple of developers to a local customer who had the monstrosity. Said customer did print on demand books for someone, it might have been lulu.

The monstrosity was designed to print about a million prints a month, though some customers got around 3 million prints a month. It's designed to run non-stop until something runs out that can't be replaced on the fly, or a part wears out.

It's more complex than a copier too, with two computers. One for the front end that converts PDFs to bitmaps, up to eight per page, one for the actual printer to control paper trays, etc.


hmm. by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Oct 08, 2017 at 05:28:14 AM EST
i vaguely remember a time when it seemed like POD was the future --- you could go to a bookstore, pay some money, get an onsite copy of the obscure hard to find book you wanted.

I hadn't thought of that in years. Ebooks won.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

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Yeah, don't bet against Moore's law by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Oct 08, 2017 at 05:32:54 PM EST



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Very cool! by clock (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Oct 06, 2017 at 03:04:56 PM EST
I need to jump on that.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin