9 May 1994 Color standards activities in the graphic arts
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ANSI/IT8, ANSI/CGATS and ISO/TC130 are actively working on standards that help define color for graphic arts applications. This paper describes the standards already in place as well as a summary of the current status of the work underway and/or planned. This includes standards that define colorimetric measurement, targets and data sets for calibration of input devices such as scanners as well as color hard copy output (including printing) devices and standards for the definition of printing processes. The work to develop characterization data sets for use by color management systems and common data formats for the exchange and presentation of this data are also discussed. Key additional areas include the definition of default three-component color data spaces, their practical encoding in 8- and 16-bit formats, and procedures for definition of ink colors in a printing independent manner.
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David Q. McDowell, "Color standards activities in the graphic arts", Proc. SPIE 2171, Color Hard Copy and Graphic Arts III, (9 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175303; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.175303


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