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Frequency domain design of cluster dot screens
Author(s): Mani Fischer; Doron Shaked
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Paper Abstract

Clustered dots screens are widely used in digital printing. Our research focuses on irregular cluster-dot screens. Irregular screens are appealing since there are many more irregular screens than regular ones. As a result, they provide a larger set of multi-separation screen combinations for avoiding interaction between screening frequencies of concurrent screens. Their down side is that they often have harmonic artifacts. Our design challenge is to reduce these artifacts' visual impact. We present frequency-domain based methods to reduce these artifacts' visual impact. State-of-the-art screens incorporate many, predominantly spatial domain, design considerations which we cannot ignore. Accordingly, the proposed methods are designed to introduce minimal modifications to given screens. The proposed methods eliminate, or reduce the few artifacts visible in a set of irregular screens. This work can be generalized to other printing technologies, and to screen design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6058, Color Imaging XI: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 60580U (16 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.641903
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Mani Fischer, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (Israel)
Doron Shaked, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6058:
Color Imaging XI: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu, Editor(s)

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