Willemijn ELKHUIZEN | Tessa ESSERS | Yu SONG | Jo GERAEDTS | Sylvia PONT | Joris DIK

Being able to link captured material characteristics and fabricable material appearance attributes is important for creating life-like reproductions. In this paper we propose a method for gloss calibration, and an approach for gloss gamut mapping, as part of an integrated approach for color, topography and gloss reproduction. For gloss calibration, gloss calibration targets were printed in the primary printing colors (CMYK and White), with uniform gloss in equal distant gloss levels. These targets were scanned using the proposed gloss scanner. To create the gloss gamut map, a monotonic curve was fitted to the mean gloss scan values at different gloss levels. Analysis of fitted curves indicated that the gloss mapping is independent of the diffuse colors. As a case study, the painting ‘Fruit Still Life’ by C. de Heem was scanned, and the measured gloss was mapped to printable gloss levels using the relation described by the fitted curve. The printed result shows good correspondence to the painting’s appearance, with clearly distinguishable gloss features for the in-gamut glass values.