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How to use the UM Library's Espresso Book Machine to create professionally printed books using your own content or public domain materials.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is the Espresso Book Machine?

The Espresso Book Machine, or EBM, is an automated book-making machine that creates high-quality paperback books. The machine can print, bind, and trim a 300 page book in about seven minutes.

Though ebooks are becoming increasingly popular, there are times when a print book would be a more suitable choice.  The EBM provides that choice in a cost-effective and convenient way for students, faculty, staff, and the local community.

Some of the services provided by the EBM include:

  • Affordable reprints of out-of-copyright books from the Library’s collection or other repositories such as the Internet Archive
  • Small print runs of class output in book form, such as anthologies of creative writing
  • Printed copies of proceedings of University conferences and events
  • Self-publishing projects

The EBM is located on the first floor of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, between the Tech Deck and the Center for Entrepreneurship.  To view a floor plan, please click here.

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