TITLE

Reality check

AUTHOR(S)
Lamparter, William C.
PUB. DATE
March 1995
SOURCE
American Printer;Mar95, Vol. 214 Issue 6, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on challenges faced in the implementation of computer-to-plate (CTP) technology in the United States. Introduction of improved technology and performance; Limitation in the number of color-capable metal plate devices in production.
ACCESSION #
9505042447

 

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