Ink-Jet Printer’s Characterization by 3D Gradation Trajectories on an Equidistant Color Difference Basis

  • Oleg Milder
  • Dmitry Tarasov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10749)


We suggest using 3D gradation curves of CIE Lab space, which we call “gradation trajectories”, as further development of common gradation curves. The trajectories are considered in terms of 3D curves of differential geometry. We offer the gradation trajectories, as well as their calculating method, as a powerful tool for ink-jet system characterization and further profile-making. In the work, we develop our method and apply it to ink-jet printer’s characterization on a basis of equidistant color difference CIE Lab ΔE. We discuss the information that might be derived from the trajectories’ analysis and show how they might me generally applicable.


Gradation trajectories Ink-jet Characterization Profile Dot–gain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Radio-Engineering and ITUral Federal UniversityEkaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RASEkaterinburgRussia

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