Challenges In Digital Photofinishing
Abstract:The continued growth in the consumer digital camera market presents significant opportunities for the photo finishing industry to define new and diverse ways to generate revenue from prints and additional related products. One key driver of demand is customization and personalization of products such as 4″x6″ prints with borders and effects and personalized Greeting Cards and Calendars.
There are significant challenges in adopting a digital photofinishing workflow that is profitable. At Shutterfly, we have found that the key is automation of the process from ordering to processing through printing and shipping products. Maintaining color consistency on multiple output devices, managing large amounts of image data, and maximizing output performance of printers are necessary requirements to build a cost-effective workflow.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-01-01
For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.
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