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Practical comparison of various color measurement instruments in open color management applications
Author(s): Mike DiCosola; Iain Trevor Pike; David R. Bowden; Franz H. Herbert; Dan Caldwell
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this research is to study the practical differences of characterizing color output devices using tristimulus values from an X- Rite 938 spectrodensitometer and an X-Rite DTP51 auto-scanning colorimeter. Because colorimeters offer a lower price point, and in the case of the DTP51, automated measurements, they may be preferable for use in a localized color management solutions. This paper examines the performance of the DTP51 colorimeter compared to a 16-point hand-held spectrophotometer. The enabling technology used was Color Blind color management software (Color Solutions, Encinitas, CA) for the Macintosh platform. It was used to create the output device profiles, and apply them to the various media tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2414, Device-Independent Color Imaging II, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206548
Show Author Affiliations
Mike DiCosola, X-Rite, Inc. and Color Solutions (United States)
Iain Trevor Pike, X-Rite, Inc. and Color Solutions (United States)
David R. Bowden, X-Rite, Inc. and Color Solutions (United States)
Franz H. Herbert, X-Rite, Inc. and Color Solutions (United States)
Dan Caldwell, X-Rite, Inc. and Color Solutions (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2414:
Device-Independent Color Imaging II
Eric Walowit, Editor(s)

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