Innovative color management methods for RGB printing
Author(s)Vanderpuije, Curtis N
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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The demand for printing excellent quality images has increased tremendously in parallel to the growth spurts in the digital camera market. Printing good quality images consistently, however, remains a difficult and/or expensive venture despite the numerous advances in color technology and printing. To alleviate these issues, a color compensating software solution was developed to utilize the unique Kikuze calibration chart to improve printer output. The software solution integrates with the windows printing process at the operating system level through a UNIDRV plug-in. The plug-in retrieves the data within the print stream, passes it on to the color compensation engine which corrects the color data by mapping input and output colors obtained via a B-spline interpolation algorithm. The rendered image is re-introduced into the print stream for final printing. The prototype achieved successful results and can be packaged with commercial printers after a few refinements.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 57).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology