Abstract—Managing and controlling color is a major concern for the imaging industry. The aim of the investigation was to identify the color difference that exists in the color patches in a typical color reproduction workflow. After the Calibration, Characterization and Conversion of the devices (Philips CRT Monitor, Microtek scan maker 9600 and Xerox DC 2060) using Gretag Macbeth Profile Maker software and X-Rite Eye-one spectrophotometer, the color gamut of the devices were inspected with Color Think software for profile accuracy. Based on the results obtained by spectrophotometer measurements, the reproduction quality of specific color patches was evaluated in terms of the ΔE in CIEL*a*b* color space. The analysis shows the color difference exists in digital printing and the results can be significant to acquire flexible control over colors in reproducing images.
Index Terms—color difference, color gamut, digital printing, Color Management System
M. H. Lin is a Ph. D candidate with the Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, 710048, China, and at the same time he is a lecturer of Shandong Institute of Light Industry, Jinan, 250353, China(phone: 86-531-89887701; fax: 86-531-89631163; e-mail: linmaohai@ sina.com).
S. S. Zhou is a Ph. D. supervisor with the Xi’an University of Technology. He is now the dean of the Faculty of Printing and Packaging Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, 710048, China. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
F. Q. Chu is an associate professor with the Shandong Institute of Light Industry, Jinan, 250353, China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Maohai LIN, Shisheng ZHOU, Fuqiang CHU, "Quality Analysis in Digital Printing Based on Color Management System," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 135-138, 2009.