New results for aperiodic, clustered-dot halftoning

Jiayin Liu, Altyngul Jumabayeva, Yujian Xu, Yin Wang, Tal Frank, Shani Gat, Orelmor Bat, Yotam Shoshan Ben, Robert Ulichney, Jan Allebach

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FM (Frequency modulation) halftoning (aperiodic and dispersed-dots) is increasingly popular with traditional analog offset lithographic printing. There is a desire from customers in the commercial market to use this capability with high-end digital presses based on electrophotographic printing (EP) technologies. However, the inherent instability of the EP process challenges the achievement of satisfactory print quality with dispersed-dot, aperiodic halftoning. The direct binary search (DBS) algorithm is widely considered to represent the gold standard of dispersed-dot, aperiodic halftone image quality. In this paper, we continue our previous efforts to adapt DBS from dispersed-dots to clustered-dots to use with the Indigo liquid EP printing technology; we present a new screen design algorithm for aperiodic, clustered-dot halftoning based on Direct Bineary Search. Our screen design has a very good detail rendering capability and very stable halftone frequency overall. The halftone texture after applying screen is even better than directly using our previous work, clustered-dot halftoning.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195
JournalIS and T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology
Issue number14
StatePublished - 26 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Computational Imaging Conference, CI 2020 - Burlingame, United States
Duration: 26 Jan 202030 Jan 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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