Direct color consistency control for xerographic printing

Teck Ping Sim, Perry Y. Li

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Abstract

The digital color printing process can be described by the color reproduction characteristics (CRC) function that maps the input color to the output color. The CRC map is high dimensional in that there are potentially high number of output colors that a digital color printing process can reproduced. To maintain color consistency, it is desirable to have the CRC to match the desired CRC map at all times. In this paper, we first propose an effective sparse sensing approach known as time-sequential sampling to retrieve the time-varying CRC using small number of color samples at each print cycle. The availability of this information enables formulation of a 2-STAGE process level control system: STAGE-I is a curve fitting rvbust control that makes best use of the xerographic actuators and STAGE-II is a image feedforward compensation scheme. The key contribution of this paper is in proposing direct CRC control(full closed loop) for maintaining color consistency, as opposed to stabilizing the TRC of all the primary color separations (i.e. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) in previous works. Effective CRC stabilization is demonstrated using the proposed approach while requiring small number of color samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNIP25
Subtitle of host publication25th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2009 - Technical Program and Proceedings
Pages678-681
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2009
EventNIP25: 25th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2009 - Louisville, KY, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2009Sep 24 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Digital Printing Technologies

Other

OtherNIP25: 25th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLouisville, KY
Period9/20/099/24/09

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