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Laser Platemaking For The Graphics Industry
Author(s): Richard E. Amtower
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Paper Abstract

A significant revolution in printing plate-making technology has been developing for the last few years -- a revolution which could mark a major step in the transformation of printing technology from the mechanical basis of the 19th century to the electronic techni-ques of today. The revolution is changing some old concepts -- both in newspaper press-rooms, and in high-technology development laboratories. New languages are being learned as engineers familiar with the world of coherent optics learn the world of Goss presses, ink, paper and the deadline. After years of development, the laser platemaker is now emerging as a practical production tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0053, Laser Recording and Information Handling Technology I, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954209
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Richard E. Amtower, EOCOM Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0053:
Laser Recording and Information Handling Technology I
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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