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Measurement of printer MTFs
Author(s): Albrecht J. Lindner; Nicolas Bonnier; Christophe Leynadier; Francis Schmitt
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we compare three existing methods to measure the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) of a printing system. Although all three methods use very distinct approaches, the MTF values computed for two of these methods strongly agree, lending credibility to these methods. Additionally, we propose an improvement to one of these two methods, initially proposed by Jang & Allebach. We demonstrate that our proposed modification improves the measurement precision and simplicity of implementation. Finally we discuss the pros and cons of the methods depending on the intended usage of the MTF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7242, Image Quality and System Performance VI, 72420N (19 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805966
Show Author Affiliations
Albrecht J. Lindner, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Institut TELECOM, CNRS, TELECOM ParisTech (France)
Océ Print Logic Technologies (France)
Nicolas Bonnier, Institut TELECOM, CNRS, TELECOM ParisTech (France)
Océ Print Logic Technologies (France)
Christophe Leynadier, Océ Print Logic Technologies (France)
Francis Schmitt, Institut TELECOM, CNRS, TELECOM ParisTech (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7242:
Image Quality and System Performance VI
Susan P. Farnand; Frans Gaykema, Editor(s)

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