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Utilizing A Laser-Based Composition System For Management Training And Research In The United Kingdom
Author(s): G. F. Buckler
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Paper Abstract

The utilization of electronic composition technology in the United Kingdom has been complicated by rapidity of change and constrained by the use of concepts and equipment unfamiliar to the traditional management and labour force employed in the printing industry. To help overcome these problems, Pira (The Research Association for the Paper and Board, Printing and Packaging Industries) set out to devise a basic electronic composition system that could be used to similate the production requirements of text composition for a range of different printed products, e.g. books, magazines, newspapers, etc. The paper will describe a Composition Centre that has been in operation since April 1978. It provides for investigating, developing, and evaluating the use of the latest electronic composition and related systems, together with staff and facilities for advising, demonstrating and providing 'hands-on' induction training mainly for the decision makers in industry. It uses a variety of equipment including the Monotype Lasercomp, Linotron 202, AM Compset 550, Xenotron Videocomposer, and the Ferranti CS 7 composition system. The paper will also include a description of some of the research projects recently comnieted_

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0223, Laser Scanning and Recording for Graphic Arts and Publications, (14 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958666
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G. F. Buckler, Pira (Research Association for the Paper and Board, Printing and Packaging Industries) (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0223:
Laser Scanning and Recording for Graphic Arts and Publications
S. Thomas Dunn, Editor(s)

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