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Estimating toner usage with laser electrophotographic printers
Author(s): Lu Wang; Dennis Abramsohn; Thom Ives; Mark Shaw; Jan Allebach
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Paper Abstract

Accurate estimation of toner usage is an area of on-going importance for laser, electrophotographic (EP) printers. We propose a new two-stage approach in which we first predict on a pixel-by-pixel basis, the absorptance from printed and scanned pages. We then form a weighted sum of these pixel values to predict overall toner usage on the printed page. The weights are chosen by least-squares regression to toner usage measured with a set of printed test pages. Our twostage predictor significantly outperforms existing methods that are based on a simple pixel counting strategy in terms of both accuracy and robustness of the predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8652, Color Imaging XVIII: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 86520P (4 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008504
Show Author Affiliations
Lu Wang, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Dennis Abramsohn, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)
Thom Ives, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)
Mark Shaw, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)
Jan Allebach, Purdue Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8652:
Color Imaging XVIII: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu; Alessandro Rizzi, Editor(s)

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