21 December 2000 Quality of inexpensive proofing devices
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The colors in printed products should be known before printing. There are now many inexpensive inkjet printers able to print color. Using color management systems they can be used as proofing devices. The color gamut and the stability of these devices were assessed. There are tow main results of this project: We have developed a procedure and the tools to qualify proofing devices and we have shown that there are inexpensive devices suited for proofing newspaper print. The gamut is wide enough to simulate offset printing on uncoated paper and it is possible to simulate the color tint of the paper on which the final product will be printed. It is possible to attain a small mean Delta E between such an inexpensive proof and the final printed product. This Delta E is often smaller than between an analog proof and the final printed product. The prerequisites are calibration of the printer and color profiles of both the printer and the printing process to be simulated.
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Markus Daetwyler, Markus Daetwyler, } "Quality of inexpensive proofing devices", Proc. SPIE 4300, Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Graphic Arts VI, (21 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410807; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.410807
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