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|Visual Methods and Image Reproduction|
|Image reproduction and yield standards|
Image reproduction and yield standards of ISO/IEC and DIN, see
Standards, short title and information about standard test
Information, date and content of
DE: DIN (D) with text in English (E)
The standards DIN 33866-1 to -5 describe the colour image reproduction of copiers, printers, scanners and monitors. The DIN standards correspond to ISO/IEC 15775 for copiers and ISO/IEC TR 24705 for printers, scanners and monitors.
Information container, date and content of
IE ISO/IEC (I) with text in English (E)
DIN- and ISO/IEC-test files of the standards
Figures and achromatic and chromatic ISO/IEC-test charts
for different Colour Workflow (CW) and Output Linearisation (OL)
With parameters the MTL code transfers to one of the above PS operators for output. Any combination is possible and realized. For examples see
ISO/IEC-test charts with colours defined for LAB* input
and cmy0* (chromatic) or 000n* (achromatic) output.
The MTL code is used for the transformation between LAB*
and cmy0* / 000n* coordinates in the FP.PDF-files
Information about yield standards DIN 33870:2001, DIN 33871:2003 and ISO/IEC 19752
The yield files produce with achromatic and chromatic printers up to 9 different pages. The files in PostScript or PDF produce e. g. 10 series of 250 pages until the cartridge is empty.
The pages include an image and a frame area. For the yield test only the image area of 170 mm x 250 mm is used. For the emission test of a colour printer with 5 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, light Cyan, light Magenta) and one achromatic ink at least four 16 step colour series of CMYN must be printed. The light Cyan and Magenta are used to print the lighter colour steps near white. Every step is printed twice on the page to test the variation. The geometrical area coverage of the sample with 14 mm x 14 mm is for full colour print 40% and the visual area coverage is for a 16 step output 20%.
For futher information about yield, see 33871E