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Hewlett-Packard lowers the bar for print-on-demand

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

“By using electronic processes rather than humans, we were able to get our costs down from $2,500 per title down to about $50 per title,” said Phil Zuckerman, the president of Applewood Books in Carlisle, Mass. He said he can now afford to print single copies of old titles.

Phil is talking about a new Web service called MagCloud, which manufacturer Hewlett-Packard hopes will make it easier and cheaper to crank out a magazine than running photocopies at the local copy shop.

“Charging 20 cents a page, paid only when a customer orders a copy, H.P. dreams of turning MagCloud into vanity publishing’s equivalent of YouTube.” MagCloud even takes care of billing and shipping. . . . Read the full NY Times article here.

— Paul Razzell

Genuine imitations: a type designer’s view of revivals

Friday, March 20th, 2009
Matthew Carter, type designer

Matthew Carter, type designer

The 2009 Justin Howes Memorial Lecture will be given by Matthew Carter on May 28 at the St Bride Library in London. Carter will explain his debt to historic types, on which many of his own faces are based. The St Bride Library holds an annual lecture in memory of Justin Howes, a typographer and historian who worked extensively with the St Bride Library before his untimely death in 2005 at the age of 41.

For a full list of St Bride’s events, see here.

— Paul Razzell