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Economics Of Energy Sources For Graphic Arts Imaging
Author(s): S.Thomas Dunn
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Paper Abstract

As direct digital printing becomes used throughout the graphic arts industry, a variety of digital light sources are being used to expose an even larger array of photo-sensitive materials. A significant trade-off exists between the operating costs of these newly applied sources and the purchase costs of special materials developed for these sources. Generally, UV lasers are expensive to operate and expose low-cost, nearly conventional materials. Visible lasers are much more economical to operate but may require higher cost materials, while Near IR lasers are being used with new materials. This manuscript provides some of the data required for these trade-offs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 1979
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0169, Laser Printing, (23 April 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957013
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S.Thomas Dunn, Dunn Technology, Inc. (United States)


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

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