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High-quality color printing by ink jet
Author(s): David B. West; John L. Ingraham
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Paper Abstract

The IRIS 3024 and 3047 ink jet printers are capable of placing from 0 to 31 18 µm diameter drops of each color ink in each pixel. A graph showing the number of drops per pixel of a specific color ink versus the optical density of the printed area is not linear. We attempt to explain the shape of this tone reproduction curve (TRC) and linearize it by approximation. The linear TRC helps reduce false contours and facilitates adjustment of image contrast and average density.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1252, Hard Copy and Printing Technologies, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19781
Show Author Affiliations
David B. West, Iris Graphics, Inc. (United States)
John L. Ingraham, Iris Graphics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1252:
Hard Copy and Printing Technologies
Ken-Ichi Shimazu, Editor(s)

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