We propose a method for the colorimetric characterization of a printer which can also be applied to any other type of digital image reproduction device. The method is based on a computational geometry approach. It uses a 3D triangulation technique to build a tetrahedral partition of the printer color gamut volume and it generates a surrounding structure enclosing the definition domain. The characterization provides the inverse transformation from the device-independent color space CIELAB to the device-dependent color space CMY, taking into account both colorimetric properties of the printer, and color gamut mapping.
Jon Yngve Hardeberg, Francis Schmitt, "Color Printer Characterization Using a Computational Geometry Approach" in Proc. IS&T 5th Color and Imaging Conf., 1997, pp 96 - 99, https://doi.org/10.2352/CIC.1997.5.1.art00019