Before prepress, before textile, before even imaging- the young start-up Scientific Technology (what later became Scitex Corporation) in Rehovot Israel, developed several laser-based products.
This authentic picture of an optical setup with a 5mw Helium-Neon laser was shot in the optical lab, on the optical bench in 1970.
Note in the background the ancient oscilloscope (worked with vacuum tubes!!!) and the Teletype, which was the only computer terminal (don’t look for CRT terminal, those have been invented at later years….).
The product under development was a laser B&W film scanner, format 4×5″.
If you have pictures of product YOU developed at Scitex- please send me with the background story.