Reflection Microdensitometry in the Digital Age
Abstract:This paper reviews the issues pertaining to reflection microdensitometry studies of printed media, with particular emphasis on inkjet printing.
Traditionally densitometry on a micro scale was achieved using a device called a microdensitometer. The predominant use of such equipment was for transmission studies of images recorded on photographic film. With the advent of inkjet technology, where the majority of media are opaque diffuse reflectors any need to analyze images on a micro scale will need reflection facilities. This paper details the design parameters that need consideration for reflection densitometry on a micro scale. Comparisons with flatbed scanners and camera based image analysis systems are also covered. The measurement issues are also pertinent to Digital Fabrication systems too!
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2006
For more than 25 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.
Since 2005, NIP has been held in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Conference.
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