Rapidly progressing digital color hardcopy output technologies are challenging to enter into the photo-finishing market. Some special features of the photo-finishing market are mentioned together with the psychological unconscious attitude of print viewing people.Trends of color hardcopy output technologies in Japan are then described with a stress on photo-finishing applications.For further improvements of image quality, some advances in dot gain analysis in area modulation type print are discussed.
Satoru Honjo, "Current Status of Color Hardcopy Output Technologies" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP15), 1999, pp 7 - 10, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.1999.15.1.art00003_1