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Data-driven spectral model for color gamut simulation
Author(s): Pau Soler; Ján Morovič; Howard Doumaux
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Paper Abstract

We present a new method to estimate color gamut from primary color spectra only. By using this method, the number of prints and measurements for printer characterization is greatly reduced, which is of particular importance if there are many ink candidates to be combined. The method consists in building a mapping between primary color spectra and their combinations, based on a training set. The mapping is data-driven, without relying on assumptions based on classic theoretical models. Furthermore, we study the effects of smoothing this mapping and its consequences in color estimation accuracy. We tested the method on recently released Latex-based ink-jet ink, for different pigment and latex loads. The mean simulation accuracy error, optimizing the smoothing parameter, was below 1.5 dE, and gamut estimation error below 2% error. For pigment kinds, mean accuracy was below 4 dE, and gamut estimation error about 5%. In all cases, this new method outperforms other overprint estimation methods, such as Kubelka-Munk.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7241, Color Imaging XIV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 72410Y (19 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805940
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Pau Soler, Hewlett-Packard Co. (Spain)
Ján Morovič, Hewlett-Packard Co. (Spain)
Howard Doumaux, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7241:
Color Imaging XIV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu; Shoji Tominaga; Alessandro Rizzi, Editor(s)

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