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Large-Format, Full-Resolution Digital Laser Platemaking...A New Experience
Author(s): Joe Honablew
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on a large-formt (41- by -59 inches), high-resolution (1 x 106 pixels/in2) and high-speed (2.8 x 106pixels/sec) Digital Laser Platemaker (DLPM) that is under development at the US Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories. The development is a stationary drum system with semi-automatic interior media loading. Significant reductions in the through-put-time to produce lithographic copies of digital products produced by the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) is expected. The primary savings are expected to be derived from the ability to completely by-pass all conventional photographic processes. Plate exposure in the DLPM is accomplished by the modulation of an Argon-Ion UV laser that exposes presensitized or wipe-on press plates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0390, High Speed Read/Write Techniques for Advanced Printing and Data Handling, (20 September 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.935048
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Joe Honablew, US Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0390:
High Speed Read/Write Techniques for Advanced Printing and Data Handling
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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