6 November 1987 Quality Merit Function In Specifications Of Hard Copy Devices
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Abstract
A Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is defined for a digital binary printer to satisfy demands of MTF for an optical system. For many practical reasons, a Contrast Transfer Function (CTF) is found to be more useful. A binary image model is used to determine major dependencies of CTF from parameters of system (printer-paper) that produced image. A computerized system is described for measurements of the Subjective Quality Factory (SQF) of a digital printer. The SQF can be compared (cascaded) to other electro-optical systems serving as an image quality merit function, characterizing the ability of the whole system to reproduce and print images.
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Yigal Gur, Francis X. D. O'Donnell, "Quality Merit Function In Specifications Of Hard Copy Devices", Proc. SPIE 0776, Metrology of Optoelectronic Systems, (6 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940452; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.940452
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Printing

Modulation transfer functions

Binary data

Eye

Digital imaging

Computing systems

Reflectivity

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