First 3D-Printed Book Cover is a Beautiful, Interesting Experiment.
"It seems fitting that a book about futuristic America comes in a futuristic skin. Riverhead Books partnered with MakerBot to make the first 3D-printed book slipcover for Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea. The book fits into the off-white slipcover, which features the letters of the title rising off its surface at an angle. The publishing world hasn’t seen anything like this yet, and for good reason. At first it took almost 30 hours to print each slipcover, but after fine-turning the process, the company was able to get the final slipcovers made in 15 hours. The final books, cover included, will be in limited edition and available starting January 7th for a hefty $150, with non-limited hardcover copies retailing for $27.95.”
(via First 3D-printed book cover is a beautiful sign of an experimenting industry | The Verge)