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Quantitative evaluation of misregistration-induced color shifts in color halftones
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Paper Abstract

Color-to-color misregistration refers to misregistration between color separations in a printed or display image. Such misregistration in printed halftoned images can result in several image defects, a primary one being shifts in average color. The present paper examines the variation in average color for two-color halftoned images as a function of color-to-color misregistration distance. Dot-on-dot/dot-off-dot and rotated dot screen configurations are examined via simulation and supported by print measurements. The color and color shifts were calculated using a spectral Neugebauer model for the underlying simulations. As expected, dot-on-dot/dot-off-dot color shifts were very high, while rotated dots screens exhibited very little color shift under the present idealized conditions. The simulations also demonstrate that optical dot gain significantly reduces the color shifts seen in practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5667, Color Imaging X: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.585072
Show Author Affiliations
Basak Oztan, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Gaurav Sharma, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Robert P. Loce, Xerox Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5667:
Color Imaging X: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu, Editor(s)

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