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Volume: 5 | Article ID: art00011
Color Approval in the Graphic Arts
  DOI :  10.2352/CIC.1997.5.1.art00011  Published OnlineJanuary 1997

The demands of the graphic arts color refinement process are unique in the color imaging industry. Economic, creative, physiological, technical and behavioral factors combine to produce a lengthy and exacting color approval process. In addition to the common optimum color reproduction sub-objectives of compromise color reproduction, corrective color reproduction and preferred color reproduction, a creative color reproduction objective may be added during the iterative color approval process. In general, color appearance models and color management systems are incapable of more than a first approximation as far as graphic arts color quality requirements are concerned. Calibrated color monitors are an almost indispensable part of the color refinement process, but for approval purposes, a hard copy proof is required to fully capture the colorimetric, image structure, and surface characteristic aspects of the final printed result.

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Gary G. Field, "Color Approval in the Graphic Artsin Proc. IS&T 5th Color and Imaging Conf.,  1997,  pp 56 - 61,

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