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Challenges In Digital Photofinishing

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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: January 1, 2003

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  • For more than 25 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.

    Since 2005, NIP has been held in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Conference.

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