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Yule-Nielsen based multi-angle reflectance prediction of metallic halftones

V. Babaei, R.D. Hersch

Conf. Color Imaging XX: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, SPIE-IS&T, Vol. 9395, paper 93950H-1_110, Feb. 2015

Spectral prediction models are widely used for characterizing classical, almost transparent ink halftones printed on a diffuse substrate. Metallic-ink prints however reflect a significant portion of light in the specular direction. Due to their opaque nature, multi-color metallic halftones require juxtaposed halftoning methods where halftone dots of different colors are laid out side-by-side.

In this work, we study the application of the Yule-Nielsen spectral Neugebauer (YNSN) model on metallic halftones in order to predict their reflectances. The model is calibrated separately at each considered illumination and observation angle. For each measuring geometry, there is a different Yule-Nielsen n-value. For traditional prints on paper, the n-value expresses the amount of optical dot gain. In the case of the metallic prints, the optical dot gain is much smaller than in paper prints. With the fitted n-values, we try to better understand the interaction of light and metallic halftones.

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