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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 519–525

Yule–Nielsen based recto–verso color halftone transmittance prediction model

Mathieu Hébert and Roger D. Hersch  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 519-525 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000519


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Abstract

The transmittance spectrum of halftone prints on paper is predicted thanks to a model inspired by the Yule–Nielsen modified spectral Neugebauer model used for reflectance predictions. This model is well adapted for strongly scattering printing supports and applicable to recto–verso prints. Model parameters are obtained by a few transmittance measurements of calibration patches printed on one side of the paper. The model was verified with recto–verso specimens printed by inkjet with classical and custom inks, at different halftone frequencies and on various types of paper. Predictions are as accurate as those obtained with a previously developed reflectance and transmittance prediction model relying on the multiple reflections of light between the paper and the print–air interfaces. Optimal n values are smaller in transmission mode compared with the reflection model. This indicates a smaller amount of lateral light propagation in the transmission mode.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2810) Image processing : Halftone image reproduction
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2010
Published: January 27, 2011

Citation
Mathieu Hébert and Roger D. Hersch, "Yule–Nielsen based recto–verso color halftone transmittance prediction model," Appl. Opt. 50, 519-525 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-4-519


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