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Colour Reproduction on Tablet Devices

Vladimir Zorić ; University of Novi Sad
Igor Karlović ; University of Novi Sad

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APA 6th Edition
Zorić, V. & Karlović, I. (2014). Colour Reproduction on Tablet Devices. Acta graphica, 25 (1-2), 31-36. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Zorić, Vladimir and Igor Karlović. "Colour Reproduction on Tablet Devices." Acta graphica, vol. 25, no. 1-2, 2014, pp. 31-36. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Zorić, Vladimir and Igor Karlović. "Colour Reproduction on Tablet Devices." Acta graphica 25, no. 1-2 (2014): 31-36.
Zorić, V., and Karlović, I. (2014). 'Colour Reproduction on Tablet Devices', Acta graphica, 25(1-2), pp. 31-36. Available at: (Accessed 18 September 2021)
Zorić V, Karlović I. Colour Reproduction on Tablet Devices. Acta graphica [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2021 September 18];25(1-2):31-36. Available from:
V. Zorić and I. Karlović, "Colour Reproduction on Tablet Devices", Acta graphica, vol.25, no. 1-2, pp. 31-36, 2014. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 18 September 2021]

With the advent of Internet and mobile devices client services and other print production are migrating more and more to online platforms. In a recent technology changeover it is obvious that there is growing number of printers as well need from the customers for the print service providers to expand their business to online and mobile platforms. With this technological transition there are some open questions regarding the possibilities of using the tablet devices for colour soft proofing and other colour related operations. As a display devices on a hardware level there are large similarities with the desktop display devices but the operating systems which are driving them are not yet colour smart. There have been some initial attempts to characterize the colour reproduction on this type of devices and find a possibility of using them not just for information content but also for colour managed content. In this study we have tested several tablets (Apple iPad2,Asus Transformer TF101, Samsung Galaxy Tab 1) with different display and OS technology and tested a software which is intended for colour managed viewing of the reproduction. We have measured the colour reproduction of the tablets with the digital version of the GretagMacbeth ColorChecker card and have calculated the colour differences between the colour chart data and the displayed data. We have calibrated the Ipad2 with the only existing colour management tool the Spyder Gallery and we have also tested the chart display with and without the colour correction of the software. We have found that there are differences in the colour reproduction of the display technologies and that the possibilities of a real colour managed workflow has yet to be resolved on the OS level of tablet and mobile devices

Colour Reproduction; Tablets; Display Technologies

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