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Future of electronic printing
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Paper Abstract

Since the mid-1970s, electronic printing has been available to businesses. Its growth has been truly amazing. Original predictions of a need for no more than 500 laser printers has now given way to millions of printers of all types from home and personal office to the print shop. This paper is intended to look at what the future of electronic printing might look like. Any prognostication of the future is always risky and the intent here is to look at what has happened and what is happening in the marketplace and thus get some view of the future. Will the printer vendors of today be the printer vendors tomorrow? What will be the market leading characteristics of future electronic printers? Can we measure value to the first order? We shall try to briefly explore these and some other questions in order to pursue some idea of where the business is going.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3300, Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts III, (2 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298284
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Gary K. Starkweather, Microsoft Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3300:
Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts III
Giordano B. Beretta; Reiner Eschbach, Editor(s)

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