“The history of prepress from 1984 onwards” article (http://www.prepressure.com/prepress/history) is a nostalgic overview of DESKTOP PUBLISHING aspect of the Prepress industry.
In the early 80’s many of the technologies that are still in use today first appear on the market. IBM launches its Personal Computer. The Apple Lisa offers a first glimpse at the graphical user interface that will later be made popular by the Macintosh.
(“search”, or “Find” the word Scitex).
The following are just a few the article’s comments:
The nineties: the big wars are fought
Once desktop publishing becomes an established phenomenon, a few battles are fought over some of its fundamentals.
Traditional prepress vendors such as Crossfield, Scitex and Dainippon-Screen hope to maintain their lead by using their expensive systems to put the final touches to designs created on Mac.
Marc Lager says:
January 17, 2008 at 9:27 am
Scitex started the “desktop revolution” with the Pixet work station in 1982. I was one of the first to operate one for Graphic Arts Systems (Burbank, CA). We did not only photo retouching but page layout as well and output film on the ‘Erray” ouput (
December 17, 2010 at 12:03 am
Glad someone remembers Scitex! It was an Israeli company at which I worked in the mid-1980s. I remember being thrilled when I went for training on their $500,000 scanner ( ? Janice meant to say “system”. AN) and being able to change the color of someone’s eyes in a photo.
Scitex has made real inroads into the Desktop Publishing in the early 90’s. See here (http://www.exscite.org/2003/11/18/nostalgia-77/) an article we published at Exscite many years ago, about Scitex exhibiting at Mac World 1994.