A software system was developed to aid in the translation of customer print quality requirements into formal design specifications during the development of new printers and copiers. The system is designed to allow the user to generate a series of prints with various deviations, or visual artifacts, introduced into them. These artifacts simulate the effects of design considerations on the expected output at the image output terminal. The resulting prints can be used to incorporate customer feedback and requirements early in the development cycle. In so doing, it is expected that the need for hardware prototyping can be reduced or eliminated. The result is a product which is cost effective, market timely, and customer oriented.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Imaging systems--Industrial applications; Engineering design--Data processing; Copying machines--Design and construction--Computer simulation

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Computer Science (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Computer Science (GCCIS)


Allen Ted Retzlaff

Advisor/Committee Member

John Shaw

Advisor/Committee Member

Peter Anderson


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TK8315 .C66 1994


RIT – Main Campus