23 April 1979 The Role Of Laser Imaging Systems In Automating Newspaper Production
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Proceedings Volume 0169, Laser Printing; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956998
Event: Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1979, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
Laser imaging systems are becoming a key factor in the efforts of newspapers to further automate their pre-press production processes. Already there exists electronic cameras, platemakers, news-photo facsimile, full page facsimile, color separators and typesetters that use lasers as the exposure source. In general the main driving force for the use of laser exposure systems is their easy compatibility with digital systems. Other key factors in their initial success are labor savings, reduced consumables costs, improved quality and improved speed. For the future, laser imaging systems may prove to be the most suited technology to implement the truly "all electronically produced" newspaper.
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S.Thomas Dunn, "The Role Of Laser Imaging Systems In Automating Newspaper Production", Proc. SPIE 0169, Laser Printing, (23 April 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.956998; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956998
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