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Autonomous detection of text fade point with color laser printers
Author(s): Yanling Ju; Eric Maggard; Renee Jessome; Jan Allebach
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Paper Abstract

Fading is one of the issues of most critical concern for print quality degradation with color laser electro- photographic printers. Fading occurs when the cartridge is depleted. ISO/IEC 19798:2007(E) specifies a process for determining the cartridge page yield for a given color electro-photographic printer model. It is based on repeatedly printing a suite of test pages, followed by visual examination of the sequence of printed diagnostic pages. But this method is a very costly process since it involves visual examination of a large number of pages. And also the final decision is based on the visual examination of a specially designed diagnostic page, which is different than typical office document pages, since it consists of color bars, and contains no text. In this paper, we propose a new method to autonomously detect the text fading in prints from home or office color printers using a typical office document page instead of a specially designed diagnostic page. In our method, we scan and analyze the printed pages to predict where expert observers would judge fading to have occurred in the print sequence. Our approach is based on a machine-learning framework in which features derived from image analysis are mapped to a fade point prediction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9396, Image Quality and System Performance XII, 93960G (8 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081238
Show Author Affiliations
Yanling Ju, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Eric Maggard, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)
Renee Jessome, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)
Jan Allebach, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9396:
Image Quality and System Performance XII
Mohamed-Chaker Larabi; Sophie Triantaphillidou, Editor(s)

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