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Optimisation of Printer Calibration in the Case of Multi Density Inks

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We introduce a framework for printer calibration. The calibration encompasses ink limitation and linearisation. The visual consistency needed in proofing can only be ensured when the calibration uses visual quantities.

We extend the framework to describe printing with multi density inks using ink mixing. We show that ink mixing needs to be incorporated into the calibration. As a further refinement, we propose a technique we call multiple linearisation. It allows to achieve a predefined response with respect to more than one quantity, by exploiting the additional degrees of freedom offered by similarly coloured inks.

The techniques are illustrated with an example of a two ink calibration for which it is shown that multiple linearisation significantly improves visual uniformity.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2002

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  • Started in 2002 and merged with the Color and Imaging Conference (CIC) in 2014, CGIV covered a wide range of topics related to colour and visual information, including color science, computational color, color in computer graphics, color reproduction, volor vision/psychophysics, color image quality, color image processing, and multispectral color science. Drawing papers from researchers, scientists, and engineers worldwide, DGIV offered attendees a unique experience to share with colleagues in industry and academic, and on national and international standards committees. Held every year in Europe, DGIV papers were more academic in their focus and had high student participation rates.

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