Ingram licenses ePAC technologies, expands Lightning Source operations

Yesterday was a big news day for Ingram Content Group. The major book distributor announced a licensing agreement with ePAC Technologies Inc. and the acquisition of assets of two ePAC print facilities in the U.S.– one in Ohio and one in New Jersey. Ingram also announced the creation of a technology development and support group in Germany to expand its Lightning Source worldwide print-on-demand operation.

“By combining ePAC’s groundbreaking digital book manufacturing technologies with our years of print experience, Ingram will take the promise of print-on-demand to the next level,” John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Ingram Content Group said in a press release.

Through technology licensing and the acquisition of the two print facilities, Ingram hopes to enhance its current print-on-demand business and to grow the number of publisher titles eligible for digital manufacturing.