18 January 2010 Adaptive color reproduction method to various users' monitor environment in color printer
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In current printing technique, the Color Management System uses the ICC profiles of monitor and printer to perform color matching. Unfortunately the ICC profile cannot capture all of the monitor color reproduction characteristics, because such features change when the user acts on the color temperature, brightness and contrast controls, and they also depend on the kind of backlighting and lifetime of LCD monitor. As a result there is usually an unwanted color difference between an image displayed on the user monitor and its printed version. Yet, once we are able to produce an ICC profile that matches the user's monitor characteristics by measuring, then the CMS becomes able to correctly perform color matching. However, this method is of difficult application, because in general the measuring equipment is not available and, even then, it takes a long time and new measurements according to monitor color temperature, brightness and contrast. In this paper we propose a color matching technique based on estimate of the user's environment through the simple visual test with an output image on monitor and its printed image. The estimated characteristic of monitor is stored in new ICC profile and applied to color conversion process. Consequently the proposed method reduced the color difference between image displayed on user monitor and its printed image.
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Dae-Chul Kim, In-Su Jang, Chang-Hwan Son, Kyung-Man Kim, Yeong-Ho Ha, "Adaptive color reproduction method to various users' monitor environment in color printer", Proc. SPIE 7528, Color Imaging XV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 75280Q (18 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.838841; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.838841
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