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Description of a high-resolution CRT-based photographic printer
Author(s): John C. Rutter
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Paper Abstract

An experimental high resolution cathode ray tube (CRT) printer was developed to produce high quality 3. 5in. x 5 in. and 4 in. x 6 in. photographic prints. A monochrome CRT utilizing red green and blue filtration was used to sequenlially expose continuous-tone color images directly onto conventional photographic paper. A summary of the design and implementation of the printer at the systems level will be presented. The design approach taken to meet the system quality requirements is described from the electrical mechanical and optical points of view. In addition the presentation will emphasize the design challenges of implementing a CRT imager and the solutions to the unique problems it presents. Other concerns discussed in detail include spatial resolution and bit resolution image size and magnification colorimetry and paper response matching. Sample prints of test patterns and scanned images will be shown. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1254, Optical Hard Copy and Printing Systems, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19851
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John C. Rutter, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1254:
Optical Hard Copy and Printing Systems
Victor A. Files; David Kessler, Editor(s)

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