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Multipass printing in an ink-jet device
Author(s): Peter A. Torpey
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the use of multi-pass print modes in an ink-jet device. Multi-pass printing techniques are a class of pixel timing/sequencing methods that are associated with many commercial ink-jet printers. When these techniques are used, only part of the final printed image is actually printed during each pass of the printhead over the substrate. After a sufficient number of passes of the printhead over the substrate, the entire final image is printed. There are a variety of algorithms to decide how the image is built up after each successive pass of the printhead. The particular algorithm used will depend on the output results desired from the printer. The following sections will illustrate how these methods are commonly applied to offer enhanced printer capabilities, improve print quality, and increase systems tolerances and latitudes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3018, Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hard Copy, and Graphic Arts II, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271610
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Peter A. Torpey, Xerox Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3018:
Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hard Copy, and Graphic Arts II
Giordano B. Beretta; Reiner Eschbach, Editor(s)

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