Comparison of color lightness in two-color plus black reproduction systems vs. three-color reproduction systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Noga, Joseph Jackson, Lonnie 2009-07-13T19:45:02Z 2009-07-13T19:45:02Z 1987-11-16
dc.description.abstract A theory that has existed since 1948 has just recently gained wide acceptance from the printing industry. The recent technological advancements in electronic scanners has made it feasible for color separations to be scanned implementing Gray Component Replacement (GCR) . Eventhough most of the electronic scanners today have GCR capabilities, some questions regarding GCR and its implementation have gone unanswered. In an attempt to help resolve this problem, this paper investigated the issue of lightness characteristics associated with GCR reproductions. In particular, this paper attempted to prove that, by replacing a graying component of a conventional reproduction made up of three transparent inks with a black ink in proportional amounts, less light would be scattered within the paper and trapped by the ink due to less ink coverage. Accordingly, the less light trapped under the ink, the closer that reproduction would be to the original in lightness. The results of the experiment proved that GCR is not as simple as some believed it to be. In addition, two experimental errors made it difficult to support the hypothesis. en_US
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dc.subject Color printing en_US
dc.subject Color separation en_US
dc.subject Electronic scanners en_US
dc.subject.lcc TR977.J324 1987
dc.subject.lcsh Color printing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Color separation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Color photography--Three-color process en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Color scanners en_US
dc.title Comparison of color lightness in two-color plus black reproduction systems vs. three-color reproduction systems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US College of Graphic Arts and Photography en_US
dc.description.department Department of Printing en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Southworth, Miles Rochester Institute of Technology en_US

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