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CIE color space and IT8 at work: a quantitative analysis of color matching from scanner to print in a production environment
Author(s): Franz H. Herbert
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Paper Abstract

I shall describe an approach to Device Independent Color Transformations using standard input and output targets specified by the ANSI-IT8 group. This approach allows colorimetric calibration from input scanners into CIE-XYZ color space and to various output processes like color prints in a production environment. A quantitative error analysis is presented for the suitability of a variety of input scanners as colorimeters as well as a detailed look at possible problem areas on the scanning side. A precise control flow has to be established and followed for repeatable results, especially if the scanners are capable of producing more than 8 bits per color channel. An equivalent analysis is made for the output side with selected colors being followed through the entire system from input to output.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1909, Device-Independent Color Imaging and Imaging Systems Integration, (4 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.149038
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Franz H. Herbert, Pre-Press Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1909:
Device-Independent Color Imaging and Imaging Systems Integration
Ricardo J. Motta; Hapet A. Berberian, Editor(s)

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