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Methods and Applications for Printer Color Gamut Visualization

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Abstract:

The range of colors within a device-independent color space, such as CIELAB, which are producible on a color output device or system is referred to as its gamut. While it is popular to show two-dimensional projections (e.g., onto the a*, b* plane), color gamuts are actually three-dimensional, and contain much more information and features than can be shown in such a projection. In order to show these features, more elaborate techniques must be used. These include three dimensional modeling and shading, production of different cross sections, and projections to supplement the (a*, b*) projection.

Applications for printer color gamuts include:

• General Gamut Visualization

• Comparison to two device gamuts

• Gamut Volume computation and comparison

• Investigation of the effect of change of illuminant

• Investigation of the effect of change in colorant set, substrate, halftoning method, or other conditions

• Colorant Set Optimization

• Inclusion of a specific color

The presentation will discuss several visualization techniques, and compare their utility for these applications. Practical examples will be presented for each of these applications.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2000-01-01

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  • For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.

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