Quantifying Print Quality for Practice

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Conference Proceeding

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To aid in the process of evaluating print quality, five print quality metrics and methods to measure them have been developed. The attributes of interest are: (1) Edge quality, Sharpness, Detail, Raggedness; (2) Scatter, Particles, Halo, Character ghosts; (3) Readability, broken characters (4) Readability, touching characters; (5) Inverse text. The print quality is measured from a test chart containing typical text in a range of sizes and multiple fonts. The test chart is scanned on a commercial desk top scanner. Quantitative values are returned without human input or human surveys, but relate to human perception of these quantities.

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