Digital compression allows to minimize the amount of data in a raster image. Its principle is to take advantage of the redundancy in its content. Typically it aims to decrease storage requirements and transfer times. In the wide format document industry, raster data are most of the time processed in an uncompressed format, in order to apply processing, color management or halftoning before printing. We anticipate the evolution of the data-flow size, by investigating the adequacy of compression, for wide format document management. Based on the image management and transformation features of the JPEG2000 compression standard, we propose to use a compressed format as the new data-flow representation.
Cédric Sibade, Stéphane Barizien, Mohamed Akil, Laurent Perroton, "Wide format raster compression applied to a printing environment" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP18), 2002, pp 811 - 814, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2002.18.1.art00098_2