“The Basics of Colour Science” is a shortened representation on the issue “Color Perception” and shall attract the interested layman. This present version therefore incorporates only one single formula. On a total of 42 pages and 20 figures an academic subject is outlined in brief.
The author, Prof. Dr. Kurt Schläpfer, worked in various functions at the Swiss Laboratories for Material Science and and Research (Empa) in St. Gallen, lastly as deputy director. For 20 years, he managed the department reproduction/printing technology. In addition, he was lecturer at the University of St.Gallen for 18 years, where his main teaching subject was communication technology. For six years Prof. Schläpfer was Chairman of the International Association of Research Organisations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries (Iarigai). His personal working area was color science and its application in the graphic arts industry. He is the author of over 200 publications in the area of printing and reproduction technology. Prof. Schläpfer retired at the end of 2001.