Date of Award
Master of Science
Chemical and Paper Engineering
Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging
Dr. Paul D. Fleming III
Dr. Margaret Joyce
Dr. Alexandra Pekarovicova
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.
Pohnerkar, "Generating ICC Output Profiles for Different Substrates: Application too a Shinohara Offset Press & Several Printers" (2003). Master's Theses. 4989.