Printer models and color halftoning

Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas*

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We present new models for color laser printers. They form the basis of `model-based' techniques that exploit printer distortions to increase both the spatial and color-scale resolution of printed images. We consider two model-based techniques, the modified error diffusion algorithm and the least-squares model-based algorithm. The models account for distortions caused by `dot-overlap' and imperfect inks. We show that when the inks are assumed to have perfect light absorption properties, both algorithms are separable. When the inks are not assumed to be perfect, the algorithms are not separable and, moreover, the modified error diffusion becomes unstable. The separable printer models offer computational simplicity and robustness to errors in color registration, while the non-separable models produce images with better colors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImage and Multidimensional Signal Processing
PublisherPubl by IEEE
ISBN (Print)0780309464
StatePublished - 1993
EventIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Part 5 (of 5) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Apr 27 1993Apr 30 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
ISSN (Print)0736-7791


OtherIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Part 5 (of 5)
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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