Skip to main content

Simulation of Prints Made with Océ's 7 Color Direct Imaging Printing Technology

Buy Article:

$20.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


In Océ's Direct Imaging (DI) technology 7 mono-component color toners are used for full color printing, as described at previous NIP conferences [1,2,3,4]. In this paper, a simulation model of the DI print process is presented which was developed to determine the relation between print parameters and the image quality for any given arbitrary full-color digital input file. The model consists of four modules which describe development, transfer, fusing and optical characteristics of toner dots on paper. Because a purely theoretical approach would take too much calculation time, the model is semi-empirical using input parameters such as toner particle size distribution, magnetic fields and halftoning algorithms. It will be shown that the model can predict the visual appearance and image quality attributes of prints in good agreement with experimental results. Evaluation of image quality takes place by visualising enlarged sections of simulated prints on either a calibrated monitor or on paper after printing with a calibrated printer.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2006

More about this publication?
  • 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.

  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more