In this paper, we describe a method to estimate BRDF measurements for different printed colours, using just the BRDF measurements of the substrate and the primary inks. A model is trained using the BRDF measurements of the unprinted substrate and the cyan, magenta, and yellow inks,
where four different diffuse and specular measurements of each are used as predictors to find the reflectance factor at a different lighting and viewing angle. In this approach only four spectral measurements of each test colour are required to estimate BRDF. This reduces the number of measurements
required to estimate BRDF of a printed surface and to estimate the spectral reflectances that describe its material surface characteristics.