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Paper roughness and the color gamut of color laser images
Author(s): J. S. Arney; Michelle Spampata; Susan Farnand; Tom Oswald; Jim Chauvin
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Paper Abstract

Common experience indicates the quality of a printed image depends on the choice of the paper used in the printing process. In the current report, we have used a recently developed device called a micro-goniophotometer to examine toner on a variety of substrates fused to varying degrees. The results indicate that the relationship between the printed color gamut and the topography of the substrate paper is a simple one for a color electrophotographic process. If the toner is fused completely to an equilibrium state with the substrate paper, then the toner conforms to the overall topographic features of the substrate. For rougher papers, the steeper topographic features are smoothed out by the toner. The maximum achievable color gamut is limited by the topographic smoothness of the resulting fused surface. Of course, achieving a fully fused surface at a competitive printing rate with a minimum of power consumption is not always feasible. However, the only significant factor found to limit the maximum state of fusing and the ultimate achievable color gamut is the smoothness of the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6494, Image Quality and System Performance IV, 64940M (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.706119
Show Author Affiliations
J. S. Arney, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Michelle Spampata, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Tom Oswald, Hewlett-Packard Corp. (United States)
Jim Chauvin, Hewlett-Packard Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6494:
Image Quality and System Performance IV
Luke C. Cui; Yoichi Miyake, Editor(s)

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