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Valid for year : 2009
TNM059 Graphic Arts, 6 ECTS credits.
/Grafisk teknik/

For:   MK   MT  


Prel. scheduled hours: 38
Rec. self-study hours: 122

  Area of Education: Technology

Subject area: Electrical Engineering/Media Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): G1

Using Information technology in reproduction of images and printed matters. After the course the student shall be able to:
  • Understand different types of print technologies and their differences,
  • Understand digital images,
  • Describe the concepts such as, screen frequency, screen angle, print resolution, halftone cell,
  • Describe the relationship between scanning resolution and screen frequency,
  • Describe the relationship between screen frequency, print resolution and the number of gray levels that the halftoning can represent,
  • Describe different types of halftoning and their differences,
  • Understand dot gain,
  • Understand and use Neugebauer and Demichel’s equations,
  • Understand the basic facts in color vision and color perception,
  • Use color imaging models and write programs in Matlab to implement these models,
  • Understand simple color based methods such as, Color matching CIEXYZ, CIELAB and color distance,
  • Understand metamerism,
  • Describe the differences between different color systems, RGB, CMYK, CIEXYZ, CIELab and color atlas,
  • Understand the basic principals for different color measuring methods,
  • Basic facts regarding color management and gamut mapping

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Linear Algebra

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Graphic production and print quality , Image databases, Advanced Color Science

The course consists of lectures, classes and laboratory work.

Course contents:
History and application areas. Basic knowledge about paper and print. Digital printing methods. Reproduction of monochromatic images in print – halftoning. Digital halftoning. Optical and physical (mechanical) dot gain. Color: representing color, color standards, color reproduction. Color halftoning. Digitalizing color images. Color gamut. Color management.

Course literature:
Reports (scientific articles or parts of different related books) and lecture notes.

Written examination
Laboratory course
4,5 ECTS
1,5 ECTS

Course language is Swedish.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Dag Haugum
Examiner: Sasan Gooran
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Last updated: 09/12/2008