History Lesson: The Nineties Part 2!


As many of you know, Leonard’s experienced incredible innovations in digital technology during the nineties. Last week we discussed the first part of the decade. During the second half of the nineties, Leonard’s purchased its first CTP (Computer to Plate) plate setter. This device phased out the litho camera technology that was used for the past three decades. By 1996 we began the conversion of yearbooks to computer design. It was also during the time that Randy Sellers, Leonard’s Director of Operations, created templates for panel flowing via a database and wrote the Apple Script code to drive QuarkXPress page layout software. Then in 1997, Leonard’s celebrated 50 years in School Photography! To end out the decade, in 1999, Leonard’s purchased it’s first of two Print Package Lab systems for AGFA. This greatly streamlined our photographic lab with four main pieces of equipments:   1. Sun Server, 2. The film edit station, 3. Film printer with the ability to read film density and color for better accuracy, 4. Photo Packaging System that had the ability to cut and insert photos per order into an envelope and apply customer labels.


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