Author

Chovancova

Date of Award

4-2003

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemical and Paper Engineering

Department

Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging

First Advisor

Dr. Abhay Sharma

Second Advisor

Dr. Paul D. Fleming III

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Quantitative and visual considerations of accuracy of colors in images displayed on two types of monitors employing a soft proofing system were accomplished in this research work. Soft proofing proposes possible savings in material and time, which are essential issues of current digital and quick turn around workflow. The investigation focuses on the quantitative evaluation process of color monitor profiles along with the color quality of software used to achieve the created profiles. Specific tests are provided to look at the color quality of the monitors and output profiles in greater details. Also, a general comparison of the CRT and LCD monitors as used in prepress for soft proofing are discussed.

Photoshop 7.0.1 demonstrates the colorimetric changes on the images. The GretagMacbeth ProfileMaker 4.1.1 Pro system is used to create the ICC profiles herein as an example of a commercially available product. The process described in this research leads to predicted results that soft proofing could work under specific conditions. It was also found that the LCD shows slightly better results than the CRT monitor. In conclusion, using certain methods consumer is able to get high-quality results when using soft proofing.

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