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Volume: 21 | Article ID: art00038
8 vertex HANS: An ultra-simple printer color architecture
  DOI :  10.2352/CIC.2013.21.1.art00038  Published OnlineJanuary 2013

The underlying non-linearity of how print colorants combine makes color control in printing significantly more complex than for other color imaging devices. While in additive systems a measurement of their few primaries and per-channel non-linearities versus luminance is a sufficient basis for predicting color output, printing typically requires the measurement of a large number of colorant combinations. This requirement for many measurements makes accurate color output more challenging and means that setting up a printing system's color control can be time consuming and costly. The solution presented in this paper involves a new use of the HANS approach, which instead of print optimization looks for simplifying print color formation and therefore also control. In a nutshell this can be achieved by only ever combining eight basic colorant patterns, which results in a display-like color gamut and allows for color control on the basis of their eight measurements and those of the printing system's optical dot gain.

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Ján Morovič, Peter Morovič, Martí Rius, Juan Manuel García–Reyero, "8 vertex HANS: An ultra-simple printer color architecturein Proc. IS&T 21st Color and Imaging Conf.,  2013,  pp 210 - 214,

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