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Laser Printing-On-Demand: Evolution And Implications
Author(s): Henry B. Freedman
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Paper Abstract

Automated printing of graphic and text information is evolving from the convergence of electronic digital processing capabilities of the computer and physical processing of images and materials handling from the graphic arts. The acronym CAMIS- Computer Assisted Makeup and Imaging Systems- is our name for these technologies. One result of such technological hybridization is the capability for 'print-on-demand' or alternatively 'demand-publishing'. As so often happens with the application of new technologies a blurring of technical definitions, organizational roles and relationships among producers and users is expected to create a host of policy issues for all stakeholders. This paper will briefly cover the evolution of the current 'printing-on-demand' - CAMIS technologies and will introduce the readers to an Exploratory Technology Assessment that is currently being conducted to anticipate the stakeholder issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 1979
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0169, Laser Printing, (23 April 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957001
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Henry B. Freedman, The Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0169:
Laser Printing
S. Thomas Dunn, Editor(s)

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