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The Manual of Photography and Digital Imaging, 10th Edition by Sophie Triantaphillidou, Elizabeth Allen

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Chapter   | 16 |

Digital printing and materials

Efthimia Bilissi

All images © Efthimia Bilissi unless indicated.

INTRODUCTION

Recent technological advances in digital printing have enabled the high-quality printing of digital images using non-silver-halide media, as well as some high-end printing methods which combine the use of laser technology with silver halide materials. Historically, there have been two main approaches in printing technologies impact methods and non-impact methods. With impact printing the print head comes into contact with the paper. An example of this is the dot-matrix printer, where characters and images are formed from a matrix of dots, however, this is now an obsolete technology. All modern printing technologies ...

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