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Nonimpact printing technology in Japan
Author(s): Takashi Saito
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Paper Abstract

During 1989 there were two major advances in the field of Japanese non-impact printing. The first was the technology which reduced the size and price of entry level laser printers. The introduction of the new low cost laser printers (with a street price of approximately $1 000) has a significant impact on the serial dot matrix, serial ink jet, and low end page printer market. One of the key technological breakthroughs was a new roller charging method that effectively eliminated corona discharge, and hence, removed the need for an ozone filter. The second was the electrophotographic color printing technology in which the image quality and connectivity to host systems were greatly improved. These advances along with the expanded thermal transfer product line have raised expectations for the general use of non-impact color printing in the office.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1254, Optical Hard Copy and Printing Systems, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19863
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Takashi Saito, Canon Inc. (Japan)

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

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