The process allows end users to print on site in locations such as book shops and libraries, in minutes, their own publication, or a book from an extensive catalogue of several thousand titles. It is ideal for self-publishing, highly personalized story books, technology and business publications.
Orséry has initially invested in four Ricoh Pros C7100Xs digital color sheetfed presses with inline perfect binding - two in Paris, one in Lille and one in Saint Jean de Luz.
Christian Vié, Orséry founder and CEO, predicts many more similar lines will be installed across France within the next three years. Vié then hopes to license the approach worldwide, expanding into South America, China, Japan, as well as across Europe including Spain, Switzerland and Belgium.
“This is a fresh distribute and print approach to book production,” he noted. “Just like the computer industry was transformed 30 years ago through non-skilled operation, we aim to do the same with these easy to use production lines.”