Research for a neon light image reproduction?
Met vriendelijke groet, Ernst
February 2017 update, 700+ inkjet media white spectral plots
In a way, yes. I have posted on another thread some of my initial experiments re displaying prints that appear to be sourcing light, not just reflecting it. This is done by illuminating an image with a flood where the unevenness of the reflected light from the flood is corrected. This leaves large portions of the print able to reflect light that appears to have greater luminance than is possible with a purely reflected print.
What this makes possible is displaying prints that have highly luminous sources. For instance light streaming through a window or illuminated signage. The goal is to create a print, that when illuminated, looks somewhat self luminous.
It's also been often noted that an image is expected to look different when viewed on a monitor than when printed absent careful comparison with a proof viewing booth. This is almost entirely because monitors are always viewed in rooms with ambient light, and hence max reflected light in the environs, that is a factor of 2 to 5 times more luminous. The MacAdam limits show that even when luminance of WPs are matched, such as in a viewing booth, monitors still render colors near their primaries that can't be reached by the print. In the case of Adobe RGB, can't be reached by any theoretical printer.
So this was just a side diversion mostly done to improve my intuition while pursuing the goal of super luminous print display. Also, I just find it a lot of fun. I kind of iterate between the intuitive and analytical. They seem to drive each other and it's been my general, productive, approach in many other, unrelated, endeavors.