The goal of this article is to provide an overview of the transformations and limitations that occur in color imaging input and output devices. We concentrate on two common recording devices and three common output devices. First we provide an overview of digital scanners and cameras, and then we discuss inkjet and laser printers. Finally, liquid crystal display (LCD) devices are presented.

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Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)


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