Shutterfly is a digital photofinishing company providing Silver-Halide photographic prints, greeting cards and other products from digital images. Shutterfly's printing infrastructure is comprised of multiple output devices with various different printing technologies. In this paper we describe the image processing and color management components of Shutterfly's printing infrastructure addressing issues related to hardcopy reproduction of consumer digital images. We also describe the architecture of the central image processing engine with emphasis on metrics of scalability, throughput, and cost.
Dhiraj Kacker, Russell Muzzolini, "Shutterfly's Printing Infrastructure" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP18), 2002, pp 599 - 602, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2002.18.1.art00040_2