Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Chemical and Paper Engineering


Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging

First Advisor

Dr. Paul D. Fleming III

Second Advisor

Dr. Margaret Joyce

Third Advisor

Dr. Alexandra Pekarovicova

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The International Color Consortium (ICC) was formed to undertake problems in achieving reliable and reproducible color throughout the reproduction process; the ICC Profile Specification offers solutions to color matching and quality. Problems with the ICC Profile relate to tools in the field, output devices, various substrates, profile calculation processes and color accuracy.

A color management system (CMS), developed by International Color Consortium, allows color transformation to be carried out by the operating system in conformity. ICC profiles describe the color range of a device and the way it distorts the color of an image. The profiling software is required to be compatible with ICC profile standards. Output profile creation by setting the RGB and CMYK color parameters forms the basic of CMS.

In this thesis, the main purpose is not only to generate ICC output profiles for different substrates commonly used on Shinohara Offset Press, Tektronix Xerox 8200 Solid Ink Printer and HP Designjet 755 CM Plotter but also to compare the print quality of ICC profiles generated for different substrates.

The color gamut of each of the created output profile is viewed by Chromix ColorThink software. A Profile with low ΔErms will give better printing results.


Additional files are attached:

  • All uncoated offset excel sheet
  • Average coated offset excel sheet
  • Average uncoated offset excel sheet
  • Coated CMYK tif
  • Coated HPP 755 MachBeth tif
  • Coated Macbeth ColorChecker CMYK tif
  • Coated Macbeth ColorChecker Lab tif