The expanding use of laser scanning systems for graphics arts applications produces wide-spread requirements for laser compatible materials. The early development systems were dependent upon very unique photo-sensitive material systems. Another approach is to use the capabilities of UV and visible sensitive materials and modify or improve these to meet the requirements for laser imaging systems. Utilizing this approach tremendous progress has been obtained with several different types of UV plate systems and visible film systems. As a result of development efforts over the past few years, laser systems are presently exposing UV plates and visible film for use in newspaper production. This paper describes the experience and progress that has been made with the development of photo-sensitive materials for laser imaging.