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Computer to litho plate using silver halide diffusion transfer
Author(s): Steve Doyle
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the advantages of Lithography for quality reproduction at high production speeds by comparison with other digital printing systems. The claim is made that silver halide offers the best and most flexible technology for CTP and that the use of the single sheet diffusion transfer method offers the most elegant, simple and therefore the most practical of solutions to the problem of providing Silver halide photographic properties on a litho printing plate. The changes in litho plate technology are briefly reviewed, the specific requirements of computer to plate are outlined and then the application of single sheet silver halide diffusion transfer technology to computer to plate (CTP) are described in more detail. A representative sample of output recorders (platesetters) are described and some possible technology routes for higher speed and lower cost are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2413, Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts IV, (27 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207584
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Steve Doyle, DuPont Printing and Publishing (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2413:
Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts IV
Jan Bares, Editor(s)

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