4 February 2013 Estimating toner usage with laser electrophotographic printers
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Accurate estimation of toner usage is an area of on-going importance for laser, electrophotographic (EP) printers. We propose a new two-stage approach in which we first predict on a pixel-by-pixel basis, the absorptance from printed and scanned pages. We then form a weighted sum of these pixel values to predict overall toner usage on the printed page. The weights are chosen by least-squares regression to toner usage measured with a set of printed test pages. Our twostage predictor significantly outperforms existing methods that are based on a simple pixel counting strategy in terms of both accuracy and robustness of the predictions.
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Lu Wang, Lu Wang, Dennis Abramsohn, Dennis Abramsohn, Thom Ives, Thom Ives, Mark Shaw, Mark Shaw, Jan Allebach, Jan Allebach, } "Estimating toner usage with laser electrophotographic printers", Proc. SPIE 8652, Color Imaging XVIII: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 86520P (4 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008504; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2008504


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