Instrumental analysis is a powerful tool when evaluation of print quality is desired. Traces of prints were obtained "by scanning them with a microdensitometer equipped with a reflection reading head attachment. The ability of newsprint to produce a good print under specified printing conditions is evaluated by measuring the uniformity of the contrast between dots and backgrounds, as well as the uniformity of the dots. A method of evaluation for these scans is formulated and discussed. Conclusions and reccomendations are made.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Printing; Instrumental analysis; Legibility (Printing)--Testing
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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
Kuder, John, "Print Quality Measurement: The Application of Instrumental Analysis to Graphic Arts" (1972). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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