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Jun 21, 2001 12:00 AM

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The installed base for platesetters will grow from about 6,7000 in the year 2000 to 21,000 in 2005. At the same time, digital color proofing, especially inexpensive inkjet, is expected to replace analog as the most common proofing technology, growing from 34 percent of all proofing media in 2000 to 65 percent by 2005.

These are among the findings from a worldwide study recently published by Vantage Strategic Marketing, a UK-based graphic arts consultancy. The 210-page "Developing Market Opportunities for ‘Direct-to’ Technologies 2000-2005" report covers recent market developments in CTP, computer-to-film, digital color proofing, direct-imaging on press and electronic presses, and offers detailed forecasts to 2005. A longer-term, 10-year scenario is also included.

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