Measurement of printer MTFs

In this paper we compare three existing methods to measure the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) of a printing system. Although all three methods use very distinct approaches, the MTF values computed for two of these methods strongly agree, lending credibility to these methods. Additionally, we propose an improvement to one of these two methods, initially proposed by Jang & Allebach. We demonstrate that our proposed modification improves the measurement precision and simplicity of implementation. Finally we discuss the pros and cons of the methods depending on the intended usage of the MTF.


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Proceedings of SPIE, 7242, 72420N-72420N-12
Presented at:
Image Quality and System Performance VI, San Jose, CA, USA, January 19-23, 2009
Year:
2009
Publisher:
SPIE
ISSN:
1996-756X
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