A picture guide to prepress history

This site has a pretty extensive year-to-year overview of the history of prepress. When looking back at all those years, it is amazing how fast things have changed and how many products I still have fond memory of. Well OK… there were also a few things that drove me crazy.

Do you recognize all of them?

1980

BNC T-connector

1981

Linotype CRTronic 360 editing screen

1984

The first Mac had only 128K memory but it had a profound impact on the publishing industry

1985

Aldus PageMaker

1986

Agfa Focus II scanner

1987

Iris 3047

1988

1989

Sun SparcStation 5

1990

The Mac IIfx was launched in 1990

1991

Photoshop 1.0 packaging from 1990

1992

1993

ScanView ScanMate baby drum scanner

1994

ZIP disk

1995

Creo Trendsetter

1996

Quark XPress 3.31

1997

Eskofot Eskoscan

1998

Apple iMac Bondi

1999

Splash screen of InDesign 1.0

2000

Agfa Galileo Violet

2001

Apple Mac OS X

2002

Creo Preps software

2003

Screen PlateRite Micra

2004

JDF Now logo

2005

Epson Stylus Pro 4800

2006

Apple Mac Pro

2007

Fuji XMF

2008

Screen Truepress Jet2500UV

2009

Sony e-reader Touch Edition

2010

Adobe Creative Suite 5

2011

Framemaker is part of the Adobe Technical Communication Suite

8 August 2013

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