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Lasers - Bright New Tool For The Graphic Arts
Author(s): Roger Ynostroza
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Paper Abstract

Various facets of the printing industry have been making practical use of laser-operated equipment for the past few years, although developmental work dates back more than 10 years. Main applications today include optical character readers for the inputting of copy; phototypesetting machines; exposure and processing of black-and-white and color photographs; reading and recording devices in facsimile-transmission systems; and the direct exposure of photosensitized printing plates. This paper reviews the existing practical applications of low-power lasers in equipment for the graphic arts and reports on the extent of use by printing plants of each of the products. Where possible, actual numbers of installations or names of users are given. Brief technical descriptions are included to explain certain unique methods of operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0092, Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955104
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Roger Ynostroza, Dun-Donnelley Publishing Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0092:
Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers
Jay S. Chivian; Dayton D. Eden, Editor(s)

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