Meganews: Sweden’s Automated Print-On-Demand Newsstand
On June 19, the world’s first automatic magazine newsstand reached the Swedish consumers. Meganews Magazines is up and running in Stockholm, hoping to change the modern media landscape.
The newsstand kiosk allows for on the spot, high quality, color prints of a wide range of magazines and periodicals (200 at present).
…The machine (which takes up space of less than 4 square meters) allows customers to choose the publication they want to buy via a touchscreen, pay with a credit card, and get a copy, printed on the spot, in two minutes. The newsstand is connected to the internet and can download upon request the latest pdf files from any partner publisher’s server.
(via This Innovative Solution Takes Printed Media into the Future | Design for Good | Big Think)