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A virtual printer and reference printing conditions

Green, Phil and Revie, Craig and McDowell, David Q. (2011) A virtual printer and reference printing conditions. In: Proceedings of SPIE 7866 Color Imaging XVI: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications. Society of Photo-optical instrumentation Engineers and Society for Imaging Science and Technology, USA. ISBN 9780819484031 [Creative Arts and Design > Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified]
Creators:Green, Phil and Revie, Craig and McDowell, David Q.

In a late binding workflow, data is commonly prepared in an output-referred state based on a reference intermediate RGB colour encoding. Such encodings may have a larger gamut than the target printing condition, and so there is some ambiguity over how to preview the data before it has been converted to the target printing condition. Here we propose an additional intermediate encoding, referred to as a 'virtual printer' which bridges the gap between three component reference RGB or PCS encodings, and reference CMYK printing conditions. The virtual printer has a large colour gamut which represents a superset of most available print gamuts. It is defined here in terms of the reflectance and colorimetric coordinates of the virtual colorants, and associated colour mixing model. When used in a colour reproduction workflow, documents can be initially rendered to the printer-like gamut of the virtual printer, and channel preferences (such as black generation) can be defined. Re-rendering to a reference printing condition and associated colour gamut is deferred, thus supporting re-purposing of the document.

Official Website:http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.881332
Type of Research:Book Section
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:virtual printer, reference printer, colour rendering
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:Society of Photo-optical instrumentation Engineers and Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > London College of Communication
Colleges > London College of Communication
Date:January 2011
Digital Object Identifier:10.1117/12.881332
Related Websites:http://spie.org/x45035.xml
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:4367
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 14:32
Last Modified:02 Nov 2011 14:32
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