6 July 1989 Thermal Dye Transfer Hard Copy Output
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Proceedings Volume 1079, Hard Copy Output; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952801
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
As electronic imaging becomes a mature technology, the requirements of hard copy output systems become more demanding. Currently, color hard copy output is required with a 3- or 4-bit tone scale. However, many present and future applications will require a 6- to 9-bit tone scale. Current electronic imaging systems requiring this extended color tone scale include "high-end" computer graphics, remote sensing and medical imaging. Bimodal hardcopy output systems that use dithering to achieve a tone scale will not be able to meet the requirements of these new electronic imaging systems. In order to minimize the complexity and cost of a new hardcopy output system it is desirable to have an electronic interface rather than an optical interface (as in a photographic film recorder). Thermal dye transfer hard copy (TDT HC) meets the demanding requirements necessary for affordable, high quality "continuous tone" electronic imaging output.
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Daniel J. P. Harrison, "Thermal Dye Transfer Hard Copy Output", Proc. SPIE 1079, Hard Copy Output, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952801; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952801


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