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Graphic arts color standards update: 1999
Author(s): David Q. McDowell
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Paper Abstract

With file formats for graphics arts data exchange in place and being rapidly implemented, increased emphasis is being placed on standards that help define the meaning of the image data being exchanged. Standards relating to color data definition, therefore, play a dominant role in both the US and international graphic arts standards activities. There is a clear understanding of the key role that printing process definition standards, and metrology standards, play in helping define stable process conditions to which color characterization data can be related. In addition, it has been generally accepted that, for data exchange and colorimetric profile definition, only a limited number of printing conditions needs to be defined. The color management process can be separated such that printing aims and individual printing press profiles can be handled as separate issues and not confounded together. The current status of work in support of this new perspective will be summarized. The existing portfolio of standards will also be reviewed, including those standards that have been published to define color measurement and computation requirements, scanner input characterization targets, four-color output characterization, graphic arts applications for both transmission and reflection densitometry. An update will also be provided on the continuing work on standards relating to ink testing, reference ink color specifications, and printing process definition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3648, Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts IV, (22 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334569
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David Q. McDowell, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3648:
Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts IV
Giordano B. Beretta; Reiner Eschbach, Editor(s)

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