Advertisement

A Green Printing Method Based on Human Perceptual and Color Difference Model

  • Pei-Chen Wu
  • Chang-Hong LinEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 858)

Abstract

Printing industries are ever-improving with new breakthroughs in related technologies to satisfy various marketing requirements. They are capable of providing various value-added services by updating their printing facilities. However, the rapid growth printing requirements are also concomitant environment impact. For example, many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) printing materials are the sources of air pollution. In this paper, an original toner-saving method based on the human perceptual features to curb the negative environmental impacts and decrease material wasting is proposed. In addition, the proposed method is designed for friendly use. By configuring only few parameters, users can select the desired printing quality for varying applications. Furthermore, the proposed method can be applied to cooperate with existing hardware-based toner-saving method to enlarge application scope.

Keywords

Toner saving Ink saving Printing optimization Green technology 

References

  1. 1.
    Kruse, T.: Greener library printing and copying. Bottom Line 24(3), 192–196 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Wolkoff, P., Wilkins, C., Clausen, P., Larsen, K.: Comparison of volatile organic compounds from processed paper and toners from office copiers and printers: methods, emission rates, and modeled concentrations. Indoor Air 3(2), 113–123 (1993)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Montrucchio, B., Ferrero, R.: Toner savings based on quasi-random sequences and a perceptual study for green printing. IEEE Trans. Image Process. 25(6), 2635–2646 (2016)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Pappas, T., Neuhoff, D.: Least-squares model-based halftoning. IEEE Trans. Image Process. 8(8), 1102–1116 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Lieberman, D., Allebach, J.: A dual interpretation for direct binary search and its implications for tone reproduction and texture quality. IEEE Trans. Image Process. 9(11), 1950–1963 (2000)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Li, X.: Edge-directed error diffusion halftoning. IEEE Signal Process. Lett. 13(11), 688–690 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Donevski, D., Poljicak, A., Kurecic, M.: Colorimetrically accurate gray component replacement using the additive model. J. Vis. Commun. Image Represent. 44, 40–49 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Spiridonov, I., Shopova, M., Boeva, R.: Study the effect of gray component replacement level on reflectance spectra and color reproduction accuracy. In: 17th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications (2013)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Zeighami, F., Tehran, M.: Use of colorants replacement technique” in order to reduce the amount of dye consumed in textile dyeing processes. J. Text. Inst. 105(2), 119–128 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Decker, W., Lee, H., Zable, J.: System, method, and program for saving toner/ink in a color printer without sacrificing image quality. US Patent 6,313,925 B1, 6 Nov 2001Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Hibi, Y.: Method for under-color removal in color image forming apparatus. US Patent 5,359,437 A, 25 Oct 1994Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Rolleston, R.J., Maltz, M.S., Stinehour, J.E.: Color printer calibration architecture. US Patent 5,528,386 A, 18 Jun 1996Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    MacAdam, D.: Visual sensitivities to color differences in daylight*. J. Opt. Soc. Am. 32(5), 247 (1942)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Berns, R., Billmeyer, F., Saltzman, M.: Billmeyer and Saltzman’s Principles of Color Technology. Wiley, New York (2000)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Sharma, G.: Digital Color Imaging Handbook: Electrical Engineering and Applied Signal Processing Series. CRC Press, Boca Raton (2003)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Computer EngineeringNational Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan

Personalised recommendations