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UV fluorescence encoded image using two halftoning strategies
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Paper Abstract

A method is provided for embedding a UV fluorescent watermark in a color halftone image printed on paper. The described method implements two different strategies to halftone a watermark region and a background region. One strategy uses dot-on-dot halftoning to maximize the usage of black ink and minimize ink dispersion, while the other strategy uses successive-filling halftoning to maximize ink dispersion. An accurate color look-up-table (LUT) is built to directly transform the colorant values for one halftoning strategy to the colorant values for the other strategy. With the color transformation applied on one region, the binary outputs in both watermark and background regions halftoned with different strategies exhibit similar color appearance under normal lighting condition. However, under UV illumination, due to the fluorescent effect caused by different paper coverages in two regions, the embedded watermark becomes clearly visible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7866, Color Imaging XVI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 78661D (25 January 2011);
Show Author Affiliations
Yonghui Zhao, Xerox Research Ctr. Webster (United States)
Shen-Ge Wang, Xerox Research Ctr. Webster (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7866:
Color Imaging XVI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu; Alessandro Rizzi, Editor(s)

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