Anaglyphic 3D images are an easy way of displaying stereoscopic 3D images on a wide range of display types, e.g. CRT, LCD, print, etc. While the anaglyphic 3D image method is cheap and accessible, its use requires a compromise in stereoscopic image quality. A common problem with anaglyphic 3D images is ghosting. Ghosting (or crosstalk) is the leaking of an image to one eye, when it is intended exclusively for the other eye. Ghosting degrades the ability of the observer to fuse the stereoscopic image and hence the quality of the 3D image is reduced. Ghosting is present in various levels with most stereoscopic displays, however it is often particularly evident with anaglyphic 3D images. This paper describes a project whose aim was to characterize the presence of ghosting in anaglyphic 3D images due to spectral issues. The spectral response curves of several different display types and several different brands of anaglyph glasses were measured using a spectroradiometer or spectrophotometer. A mathematical model was then developed to predict the amount of crosstalk in anaglyphic 3D images when different combinations of displays and glasses are used, and therefore predict the best type of anaglyph glasses for use with a particular display type.