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Thermal Dye Transfer Hard Copy Output
Author(s): Daniel J. P. Harrison
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Paper Abstract

As electronic imaging becomes a mature technology, the requirements of hard copy output systems become more demanding. Currently, color hard copy output is required with a 3- or 4-bit tone scale. However, many present and future applications will require a 6- to 9-bit tone scale. Current electronic imaging systems requiring this extended color tone scale include "high-end" computer graphics, remote sensing and medical imaging. Bimodal hardcopy output systems that use dithering to achieve a tone scale will not be able to meet the requirements of these new electronic imaging systems. In order to minimize the complexity and cost of a new hardcopy output system it is desirable to have an electronic interface rather than an optical interface (as in a photographic film recorder). Thermal dye transfer hard copy (TDT HC) meets the demanding requirements necessary for affordable, high quality "continuous tone" electronic imaging output.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1079, Hard Copy Output, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952801
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Daniel J. P. Harrison, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1079:
Hard Copy Output
Leo Beiser; Stephen L. Corsover; John M. Fleischer; Vsevolod S. Mihajlov; Ken-Ichi Shimazu, Editor(s)

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