Graphic Arts, 6 credits (TNM059)

Grafisk teknik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Media Technology and Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Sasan Gooran

Director of studies or equivalent

Camilla Forsell
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CMEN Media Technology and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1 3 Swedish Norrköping o

Main field of study

Media Technology and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Media Technology and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering


Linear Algebra

Intended learning outcomes

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

Course content

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.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, classes and laboratory work.


LAB1Laboratory courseU, G1.5 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54.5 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

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


Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Camilla Forsell


Sasan Gooran

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 46 h
Recommended self-study hours: 114 h

Course literature

Vetenskapliga artiklar, avsnitt ur böcker och föreläsningsanteckningar.
Vetenskapliga artiklar, avsnitt ur böcker och föreläsningsanteckningar.
LAB1 Laboratory course U, G 1.5 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4.5 credits

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