Thursday, February 12, 2009

Distribute and Print, anyone?

@Beyond Print.
The New York Post, printed on demand in Hamburg: "(January 29, 2009 – G. Alexander) Travelers can get copies of their hometown papers printed while they wait at bookstores in the Hamburg train station and airport. The price is 4 to 6 Euros per copy, and printing usually takes about five minutes.

An article in the German newspaper Die Zeit describes the process and tells a bit about how the experiment is going so far. Customers walk up to a terminal, select the newspaper they want, and order it from a salesperson. Over 700 papers from 70 countries are available, through the Newspaper Direct service ( Here is a passage from the article:"

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