PRINT UNCHAINED: FIFTY YEARS OF DIGITAL PRINTING, 1950-2000 AND BEYOND - A SAGA OF INVENTION AND ENTERPRISE. Edward Webster.

PRINT UNCHAINED: FIFTY YEARS OF DIGITAL PRINTING, 1950-2000 AND BEYOND - A SAGA OF INVENTION AND ENTERPRISE.

  • West Dover, VT: Dra of Vermont, Inc. (2000).
  • oblong 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket
  • xv, (iii), 253+(1) pages
  • ISBN 0970261705 / Order Nr. 76200

Price: $49.95  other currencies

First edition. Written to fill a perceived gap in technology history, the author seeks not only to document but also to celebrate the role digital printing has taken in the dissemination of ideas and images. Containing background and instructional material, Part One first examines the roots of digital printing and then the various technologies, applications and broad changes in both the products and the industry over the fifty years from 1950 to 2000. In Part Two, each decade is closely examined by focusing on one or two industry-changing companies, following their contributions from their inception to the present day. From Adobe to Xerox, from IBM and GE to Dataproducts and Printronix, the stories of these entrepreneurs and managers who helped make this revolution happen unfold, many times in their own words. A review of the patterns and lesson learned and a look into the future of digital printing comprise Part Three, followed by a glossary, a bibliography and an index. There are, of course, numerous black-and-white and color illustrations.