Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Legacy Department

Graphic Communications

Committee Member

Dr. Sam Ingram, Graduate Committee Chair

Committee Member

Dr. Charles Tonkin, GC Department Chair

Committee Member

Kern Cox, GC Lecturer


This study explores the inaccuracies associated with using the current industrystandard of density and the Murray-Davies formula to determine the tonal value ofprinted spot color halftones; and, the validity of the alternative Colorimetric Tone Valuemethod to measure the tonal value of spot color halftones as proposed by the IDEAllianceSpot Color Halftone Metric Optimization (SCHMO) Working Group.



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