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Content-based gamut mapping algorithm for multiple engine printing
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Paper Abstract

Gamut mapping is a critical process in the output color management of a printer. In systems consisting of two or more marking engines, these engines could in general have different output color gamuts. In special cases these gamuts can be drastically different. When applying gamut mapping to a multi-engine printing system, which gamut to use is not obvious. In the default case, i.e., if the multi-engine system is treated as a single engine with a single gamut, poor image quality could result. In this paper, we propose gamut mapping strategies for multiple engine printing, which depend on the relative importance of "color rendition" and "page-to-page color consistency" within a given document. In particular, we propose a content-based gamut mapping, wherein the trade-offs between color rendition and page-to-page color consistency can be automatically and dynamically made by segmenting the document and applying gamut mapping according to the needs of the segmented components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7241, Color Imaging XIV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 72411F (19 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810525
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Wencheng Wu, Xerox Corp. (United States)
Zhigang Fan, Xerox Corp. (United States)
Edul N. Dalal, Xerox Corp. (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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