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7 February 1997 Color management systems: methods and technologies for increased image quality
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Proceedings Volume 2949, Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies; (1997)
Event: Advanced Imaging and Network Technologies, 1996, Berlin, Germany
All the steps in the imaging chain -- from handling the originals in the prepress to outputting them on any device - - have to be well calibrated and adjusted to each other, in order to reproduce color images in a desktop environment as accurate as possible according to the original. Today most of the steps in the prepress production are digital and therefore it is realistic to believe that the color reproduction can be well controlled. This is true thanks to the last years development of fast, cost effective scanners, digital sources and digital proofing devices not the least. It is likely to believe that well defined tools and methods to control this imaging flow will lead to large cost and time savings as well as increased overall image quality. Until now, there has been a lack of good, reliable, easy-to- use systems (e.g. hardware, software, documentation, training and support) in an extent that has made them accessible to the large group of users of graphic arts production systems. This paper provides an overview of the existing solutions to manage colors in a digital pre-press environment. Their benefits and limitations are discussed as well as how they affect the production workflow and organization. The difference between a color controlled environment and one that is not is explained.
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Maria Caretti "Color management systems: methods and technologies for increased image quality", Proc. SPIE 2949, Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies, (7 February 1997);


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