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LOS ANGELES -- A printer technology based on fiber optics promises to bring laser printer users 900 to 1,200 dots per inch resolution at conventional laser printer prices.
Photon Imaging Corp., based in South Plainfield, New Jersey, said at the Digital World conference here last week its integration of laser and fiber-optic technologies will offer high-quality printing at "mass-market" prices.
Called Laserfan, the printer component is based on a proprietary light source technology consisting of glass fibers arranged in a Fiber Array Network (FAN). The Laserfan passes multiple beams of light through very thin glass fibers arranged in stacked rows, one row for each …