Patent Number: 7,133,143

Title: Printing method employing printer-independent print quality characteristics

Abstract: A printing system for use in printing objects of any of a plurality of different object types includes a printer; and a printer control device with a user interface having a first option for associating printer-independent print-quality characteristics with a selected object type to be printed by the printer. A printer-independent print-quality characteristic is an instruction associated with an element, such as object type, in an electronic page which indicates printer-independent features that are preferentially emphasized when printing the element. Examples of printer-independent print quality characteristics include "make sharp edges", "reduce mottle", "distinguish neighboring colors", "reduce moire", "distinguish tone and edges", "maximum tone depth", "perceptual colors" and "compress without loss of detail". The printing system may also include a device for retrieving printer-independent print-quality characteristics associated with a document to be printed by the printer and for associating printer-dependent imaging actions with the printer-independent print-quality characteristics.

Inventors: Coleman; Robert M. (Altadena, CA)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/00 (20060101); G06K 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00