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Printing on a paper carrier falls into the generic class of’ visual communication processes. This paper aims to provide a systematic overview, based on the literature, on current knowledge concerning the fundamental factors related to paper as an information carrier.

Published work on informational aspects of imaging can be found in diverse fields. Yet it seems that research specifically from the starting point of paper and printing is needed if future advances are to be made in our understanding of how paper properties contribute to visually perceived information.

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