Víctor Celorio

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Víctor Celorio
Inventor Victor Celorio in Gainesville 2009.jpg
Inventor Victor Celorio at Home in Gainesville, orlando., 2009
Victor Manuel Celorio Garrido

(1957-07-27) July 27, 1957 (age 64)
NationalityMexican, American
OccupationWriter, Inventor
Known forInstaBook[1]

Víctor Celorio (born July 27, 1957 in Mexico City) is an author, entrepreneur, inventor, and former union organizer. He is best known as the inventor of InstaBook, a digital printing technology.[2] He lives and works in Gainesville, Florida.



As an inventor, Celorio obtained patents for the technology popularly known as InstaBook or Book On Demand,[3] as well as that of distributed printing technology in which a digital file is distributed among as many printing centers as required for immediate production and delivery. (US PATENTS 6012890,[4] 6213703,[5] Chinese Patent 97705, Mexican Patent 241092, others[6]). In regards to patent 6213703, on 2013 the Federal Court of Appeals affirmed the USPTO decision in full and ruled that the patent was valid and adopted all allowed claims. https://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/cafc/13-1194/13-1194-2013-10-22.pdf?ts=1411173123. The full text of the patent may be found at: https://patents.justia.com/patent/6213703-

In the late eighties, Celorio created a digital network of print on demand centers around Mexico City, and in the nineties he founded InstaBook Corporation, a company to market the technology that became known as Print on Demand or Book on Demand.[7][8]

Kinetic Lung[edit]

In 2019 he received patent US 10406466, for a technology that uses kinetic energy to process massive amounts of urban air, to locate and separate the toxic particles known as PM2.5 and PM10 which have been found to be poison for every living being.[9][10]

In 2018 he founded the nonprofit organization Pulmón Urbano AC (Urban Lung Inc. In US) to deploy his technology in cities with contaminated urban air. After an initial test in 2017 in the city of León, in México,[11] [12]in June of 2019 his foundation installed in Mexicali, Baja California, -the worst contaminated city in Mexico- the first network of Urban Lungs in the world.[13] [14][15] [16] [17] That network is composed of 300 Residential Lungs -hosted by volunteers at their homes-, and 10 Solar Lungs, hosted by 10 of the most prestigious universities and colleges of the city.[18] Since June his organization self proclaimed this Urban Lung Network has been cleaning 3 million cubic meters of air each day, for a total of hundreds of millions of cubic meters of contaminated air to date and an effective reduction of a 35% in the amount of toxic particles PM2.5 and PM10 floating in the air of Mexicali at the end of October 2019, as was reported in a study presented to the California Air Resources Board by the head of the local nonprofit EconCiencia y Salud AC.[19][20] [21] The nonprofit Pulmon Urbano AC relied on independent and internationally well known companies such as PurpleAir [22] and VisualAir,[23] to show, in real time, the daily reduction of polluted air in Mexicali achieved by the Urban Lung Network.[24]

Celorio is also a writer and publisher of several books. In an interview published in The Seybold Report, written by George A. Alexander, (2002)[25] Victor Celorio described his love affair with books since he was a child. He knew he wanted to be a writer from the time he was 10 years old and he published his first short story at the age of 14 in a magazine called Al Sur del Sur.


Inventor Victor Celorio operating one of his InstaBook, book making machines.

As an author, Celorio has published six books, both in Spanish and in English. His titles include one of the first books ever distributed through the Internet. The book was entitled Proyecto Mexico (Blue Unicorn Editions Florida, 1995, ISBN 1-58396-059-7). This work is a political essay published in 1995 in which the author proposes that Mexico, his country of origin, lacks a long-term project as a country. Therefore, all political remedies to the problems affecting that country will lack a global goal and will be short term in nature. Thus, Mexico as a country will go from one short-term solution to the next short-term solution until a true national project is negotiated among all political parties.

Publication year Title ISBN Genre
1999 Twisted Gods ISBN 1-891355-91-0 fiction thriller
1997 Blood Relatives ISBN 1-891355-66-X fiction
1995 Proyecto Mexico ISBN 1-58396-059-7 political essay
1990 The Blue Unicorn ISBN 1-58396-064-3 novel, fiction
1985 El Unicornio Azul ISBN 1-58396-063-5 novel, fiction
1981 Espejo de Obsidiana ISBN 1-891355-09-0 short-story collection

Further reading[edit]

There have been about 200 articles about Celorio and his book-printing invention, written by, among others, The New York Times, Forbes, Seybold Report, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Tribune, and the Rochester Institute of Technology; and interviews in National Public Radio; etc.

This short list includes a few of the US published articles as a sample. There have been articles written in many other countries (Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, India, China, etc.).

  • Alexander, George A. "The InstaBook Maker: book printing eases into the bookstore", The Seybold Report: Analyzing Publishing Technologies, Seybold Publications.
  • Callea, Donna. "E-publisher Makes Mark" Daytona Beach Press. Available online at Archives
  • Edwards, Steve. "InstaBook Launches 'Books-On-Demand'", May 26, 2004, The Seybold Report: Analyzing Publishing Technologies, Seybold Publications. Available online at [2]
  • Haack, Douglas F. "The Simpleton Author's Guide to"Self-Book Publishing and Printing", 04, 2000. Available online at [3]
  • Kleper, Michael L. "The Handbook of Digital Publishing". Vol. II. By, Rochester Institute of Technology. Page 565, Published by Prentis Hall, 2000, ISBN 0-13-029371-7 Encyclopedia of Printing Technologies in 2 Volumes. Available online at [4]
  • Lapidus, Paul. "Helping authors get into print" The Record, North Jersey News, July 12, 2006. Available online at [5]
  • Lerner, Michael, "New technology prints books while you wait", Forbes Magazine, 06.04.99
  • Mutter, John . "U.S. Debut for In-Store, On-Demand Machines" Publishers Weekly. 5/17/2004. Available online at [6]
  • Nishi, Dennis. "Publishing turns page with print on demand" Chicago Tribune Feb 14, 2004. Available online at [7]
  • Taub, Eric A. "For Budding Authors, a Rapid-Fire Publisher", New York Times, June 10, 2004. Available online at [8]
  • Zeitchik, Steven. "Jersey Bookseller Becomes Publisher, Too" Publishers Weekly Daily for Booksellers – 4/29/2004. Available online at [9]
  • Zeitchik, Steven, "When We Are All Publishers" by Publishers Weekly NewsLine—4/28/2004. Available online at [10]
  • Zelchenko, Peter, "Book-on-Demand Market Pursues Affordable Run of One," Seybold Report on Publishing Systems, vol. 30, no. 5 (Nov. 20, 2000), p. 8. Available online at [11]


  1. ^ Applebome, Peter (12 September 2004). "Have a Seat. Your Novel Will Be Out Momentarily". New York Times. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ Fernandez, Manuel (26 March 2014). "Inventiva e ingenio mexicano hacen historia" (in Spanish). EG Elgolfo. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ Taub, Eric A. (10 June 2004). "For Budding Authors, a Rapid-Fire Publisher". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  4. ^ Electronic bookstore vending machine - Patent 6012890 at freepatentsonline.com
  5. ^ Electronic bookstore vending machine - Patent 6213703 at freepatentsonline.com
  6. ^ http://www.wipo.int/edocs/pctdocs/en/1999/pct_1999_15-section3.pdf
  7. ^ Media Today: An Introduction to Mass Communication. Routledge. 2008. ISBN 9781135902049.
  8. ^ Lerner, Michael (4 June 1999). "New technology prints books while you wait". Forbes. Archived from the original on October 11, 2008. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  9. ^ [1], "Urban lung system and method to separate particulate matter and other toxic elements from the atmospheric air by using kinetic energy means", issued 2017-03-05 
  10. ^ Davis, Nicola (2019-11-27). "Impact of air pollution on health may be far worse than thought, study suggests". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  11. ^ "Instalan purificadores de aire en transporte público de Guanajuato". www.elfinanciero.com.mx. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  12. ^ "Instalan purificadores de aire en orugas del SIT - Noticieros En Línea". noticierosenlinea.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  13. ^ "Méxicali, primera ciudad en el mundo en reducir contaminación del aire | Información Empresarial" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  14. ^ scalderon (2019-08-13). "Mexicali se convierte en la primera ciudad en el mundo en reducir la contaminación del aire". www.enfoquenoticias.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  15. ^ "Mexicano limpia aire de Mexicali con "Pulmones Cinéticos" | La Jornada Maya". www.lajornadamaya.mx. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  16. ^ tecambiental (2019-08-16). "MEXICALI, ÚNICA CIUDAD DEL MUNDO QUE REDUCE CONTAMINANTES DEL AIRE". Tecnología Ambiental (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  17. ^ Redacción (2019-09-09). "Mexicali es la primer ciudad en el mundo en disminuir contaminación". Enteratede (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  18. ^ "Pulmón Urbano AC - Red de Pulmones Cinéticos en Mexicali". pulmonurbano.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  19. ^ Calderas, Astrid. Resultados de Iniciativas Ambientales de Mexicali.
  20. ^ "Pulmón Urbano AC - Estudio Histórico de Niveles de Partículas PM2.5 en Mexicali". pulmonurbano.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  21. ^ "Pulmón Urbano AC - Inicio". pulmonurbano.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  22. ^ "PurpleAir.com". www.purpleair.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  23. ^ "AirVisual | Air quality monitor and information you can trust". www.airvisual.com. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  24. ^ Ninguna Ciudad del Mundo Había Logrado lo que Mexicali!, retrieved 2019-11-29
  25. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2006-12-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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