6 July 1989 Thermal Transfer Compared To The Fourteen Other Imaging Technologies
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Proceedings Volume 1079, Hard Copy Output; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952792
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
A quiet revolution in the world of imaging has been underway for the past few years. The older technologies of dot matrix, daisy wheel, thermal paper and pen plotters have been increasingly displaced by laser, ink jet and thermal transfer. The net result of this revolution is improved technologies that afford superior imaging, quiet operation, plain paper usage, instant operation, and solid state components. Thermal transfer is one of the processes that incorporates these benefits. Among the imaging application for thermal transfer are: 1. Bar code labeling and scanning. 2. New systems for airline ticketing, boarding passes, reservations, etc. 3. Color computer graphics and imaging. 4. Copying machines that copy in color. 5. Fast growing communications media such as facsimile. 6. Low cost word processors and computer printers. 7. New devices that print pictures from video cameras or television sets. 8. Cameras utilizing computer chips in place of film.
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Jack O'Leary, Jack O'Leary, } "Thermal Transfer Compared To The Fourteen Other Imaging Technologies", Proc. SPIE 1079, Hard Copy Output, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952792; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952792

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