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Printing in a Digital Age

Lin, Qian; Liu, Jerry; Tretter, Daniel
HP Laboratories



Abstract: Paper has been used as an information medium for almost two thousand years. But during the past three decades, there has been a tremendous amount of growth in the number of digitally printed pages. Today, 200 billion pages are shifting to digital printing devices annually, driven by a number of fundamental changes in how people create, distribute, and consume content. Digital printers first came into their own as office and home printers, rendering documents and spreadsheets created by individuals on terminals and personal computers. In general, they are distinguished by their convenience (no manual prepress processes are necessary) and their ability to print 100% variable content economically. Modern digital printers range from portable personal printers, to office printers and copiers, to digital presses that are over 60 feet long and print at 400 feet per minute.

8 Pages

Additional Publication Information: To be published in IEEE Multimedia Magazine

External Posting Date: September 21, 2010 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: September 21, 2010 [Fulltext]

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