Great interests have been focused to the computer-to-plate system for more than decade years, since the system would be instrumental to the future development of graphic arts industry. Very few models have been commercialized, though many attempts have been expedited. In 1983, we released an OPC metal plate for the use of laser direct prepress system of the Wall Street Journal via satellite data transmission. We have believed there is still a spacious market niche, if we can develop an adequate direct prepress system by utilizing of the currently available computer technologies and material science.
"Laser direct prepress system", Proc. SPIE 1252, Hard Copy and Printing Technologies, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19785; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19785