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Analog off-press proofing today and its probable future evolution
Author(s): Mario Grossa; E. Wallace
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Paper Abstract

Essential elements of technology for analog off-press proofing are reviewed. They deal with the three steps of image capture, origin of color, and techniques to form the proof on a receptor. Silver Halide and Polymer Imaging Systems appear to be the most versatile media for image capture. Among physical imaging methods only electro-photography gained significant acceptance for analog proofing. The technologies have been combined in different ways for proofing applications resulting in a distinct pattern of performance with respect to color and density match, accuracy of registration, and dot gain. Future systems will probably evolve in the direction of higher productivity, higher resolution, and reduced environmental impact.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1912, Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts II, (18 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146272
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Mario Grossa, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc. (Germany)
E. Wallace, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1912:
Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts II
Jan Bares, Editor(s)

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