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Colour Printing 7.0: Next Generation Multi-Channel Printing

Objective

We propose a training and research project within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) call, led by Gjøvik University College (HIG), in collaboration with five full network partners and six associated partners from academia and industry throughout Europe. The project is entitled “Colour Printing 7.0: Next Generation Multi-Channel Printing” and addresses a significant need for research, training, and innovation in the European printing industry.
Through our project, we will not only take the colour printing field to its next generation of technological advancement, by fully exploring the possibilities of using more than the conventional four colorants cyan, magenta, yellow and black, focusing particularly on spectral properties, but we will also train a significant new generation of printing scientists (seven ESRs and two ERs) who will most certainly be able to assume science and technology leadership in this traditional technological sector. The main variables in printing technology are the ink, the paper, and the marking technology employed by the printer. While many aspects of these are well known and extensively studied, there are four key areas of science and technology which future advances in multi-channel printing depend on:
1.Spectral modeling of the printer/paper/ink combination
2.Spectral gamut prediction and gamut mapping
3.The effect of paper optical and surface properties on the colour reproduction of multi-channeldevices
4.Optimal halftoning algorithms and tonal reproduction characteristics of multi-channel printing
Related to the above research areas are the need to have optimal methods for ink selection, and methods for the evaluation of reproduction quality. Together these areas form a large problem domain that cannot be addressed by a single manufacturer or research group, and the proposed project will bring together leading researchers with expertise in the different strands of this problem domain.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 871 334,99
Administrative Contact
Kathrine Markengbakken (Mrs.)

Participants (6)

HOGSKOLEN I GJOVIK

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Teknologivegen 22
2802 Gjovik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kathrine Markengbakken (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 474 257,01
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philipp Urban (Dr.)
VOXVIL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 262 442,01
Address
Strandgatan 12 E
89133 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Norberg (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 483,01
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carinna Parraman (Dr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 262 442,01
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gun-Britt Löfgren (Ms.)
OCE PRINT LOGIC TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 285 501,01
Address
Rue Jean Lemoine 1 Zi Des Petites Haies Zilph
94000 Creteil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Bonnier (Dr.)