A Method to Analyze Preferred MTF for Printing Medium Including Paper

  • Masayuki Ukishima
  • Martti Mäkinen
  • Toshiya Nakaguchi
  • Norimichi Tsumura
  • Jussi Parkkinen
  • Yoichi Miyake
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5575)


A method is proposed to analyze the preferred Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) of printing medium like paper for the image quality of printing. First, the spectral intensity distribution of printed image is simulated by changing the MTF of medium. Next, the simulated image is displayed on a high-precision LCD to reproduce the appearance of printed image. An observer rating evaluation experiment is carried out to the displayed image to discuss what the preferred MTF is. The appearance simulation of printed image was conducted on particular printing conditions: several contents, ink colors, a halftoning method and a print resolution (dpi). The experiments on different printing conditions can be conducted since our simulation method is flexible about changing conditions.


MTF printing LCD sharpness granularity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Ukishima
    • 1
    • 3
  • Martti Mäkinen
    • 2
  • Toshiya Nakaguchi
    • 1
  • Norimichi Tsumura
    • 1
  • Jussi Parkkinen
    • 3
  • Yoichi Miyake
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Advanced Integration ScienceChiba UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Department of Physics and MathematicsUniversity of JoensuuFinland
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and StatisticsUniversity of JoensuuFinland
  4. 4.Research Center for Frontier Medical EngineeringChiba UniversityJapan

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