Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 6 (2012)

Investigation into the Accuracy of Colours Reproduced by the Ricoh Printer

Andrius Gedvila
Jonas Sidaravičius


The paper investigates the reproduction accuracy of Ricoh Aficio colour 3006 printer. The study has been conducted analyzing four-color (CMYK) gradation curves – the compliance of zonal absorbance with standard references and printing stability of gradation scales. The obtained colours have been measured spectrophotometrically determining the coordinates of colours CIE L*a*b* and differences in colours ΔE. Eight printing regimes and their settings have been examined.
It has been found that the printer Ricoh has inaccurately colour grading. However, the quality of colour reproduction is sufficient for printing data not requiring high accuracy of colour reproduction. Colour grading significantly differs from the theoretical approaches, though some regimes (Gamma, Brightness, CMYK simulation) allows achieving theoretical values. Despite the high inaccuracy of gradation, differences in colour are not high enough due to corrections made by software.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2013-02-04

Keyword(s): Ricoh Afficio 3006; colour gamut; reproduction; colour space.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.97

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