ZBE President Participates in IS&T Symposium


Carpinteria, CA, USA – ZBE President Zac Bogart participated in this year’s “International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Photo Fulfillment: The Personalization of Photo Imaging Output”, sponsored by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T).

Mr. Bogart presented on a white paper titled “An Improved Automated Workflow for Digital Photo Print Production”.  This paper outlines “Lean Manufacturing” principles and how they may be utilized in photo lab businesses for savings in time, money, and productivity when incorporated into everyday business practices.  It discusses the history of photo printing as a system of “batch” fulfillment and why the system transitioned to the “flow” system of fulfillment (workflow) that is used today.  Finally, it illustrates the ways ZBE’s Chromira 5x ProLab was designed in accordance with the principles of Lean Manufacturing and the resulting benefits of this design for the photo lab – some benefits expected and some, surprising.

Mr. Bogart’s “An Improved Automated Workflow for Digital Photo Production” is available by request to info@zbe.com.

IS&T and the International Symposium
The International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Fulfillment was held February 28-March 1, 2009 at Westin Casuarina Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, NV.  The focus of this symposium was to “highlight the technologies that drive the products exhibited at PMA, including Photo Books and Personalized Photo Output”.  Its sponsor, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) is an international non-profit organization that strives to expand members’ awareness of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of imaging.  This is done through conferences, journals and other publications. Though IS&T focuses on imaging in all its aspects, it particularly emphasizes silver halide, digital printing, electronic imaging, photofinishing, image preservation, image assessment, pre-press technologies and hybrid imaging systems.  For more information on IS&T, its conferences and membership, please visit www.imaging.org.

ZBE’s President Zac Bogart graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a B.S., Computer Engineering.  He formed ZBE in 1980.  Since then, ZBE has been serving professional imaging needs as a pioneer and manufacturer of award-winning commercial photo imaging technology.  ZBE’s hybrid LED imaging technology resulted in the state-of-the-art ProLab, as well as Chromira printers, which produce high resolution continuous digital photographic prints.  To help satisfy demand for reliable and affordable, high-caliber imaging tools, Chromira is offered in several locations around the world.


Tim Sexton, VP Marketing
ZBE Incorporated, 1035 Cindy Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013 USA
Phone: (805) 576-1600; fax: (805) 576-1601
Email: Info@ZBE.com