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effects of image/background contrast and polarity on the legibility of printed materials

H. Spencer

effects of image/background contrast and polarity on the legibility of printed materials

by H. Spencer

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Published by Royal College of Art, Readability of Print Research Unit .
Written in English


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Statementby H. Spencer, L. Reynoldsand B. Coe.
ContributionsReynolds, L., Coe, B., Royal College of Art. Readability of Print Research Unit.
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Open LibraryOL20395663M

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Effects of image/background contrast and polarity on the legibility of printed materials by H. Spencer Download PDF EPUB FB2

The effects of image/background contrast and polarity on the legibility of printed materials. London: Readability of Print Research Unit, Royal College of Art.

Treisman, A. These results are strikingly consistent with an emerging body of research on the effects of contrast polarity on legibility. Several studies have found that positive polarity stimuli are more easily perceived than their negative counterparts, an effect dubbed the “positive polarity advantage” (Buchner and Baumgartner,Lu and Sperling,Piepenbrock et al.,Piepenbrock et al Cited by: 9.

The effects of different kinds and intensities of background noise on the legibility of printed text and numerals. London: Readability of Print Research Unit, Royal College of Art. Spencer, H., Reynolds, L., & Coe, B. (b). The effects of image/background contrast and polarity on the legibility of printed materials.

London: Readability of. These statistics signaled significant effects of contrast polarity on response proportions for contrast [F (1, 1) =p assimilation [F (1, 1) =p effect [F (1, 1) =p Cited by:   Therefore, one might use either a light or a dark character CRT display and can expect very similar VDT operator eye scanning behavior, typing performance, discomfort scores and pupil diameters as long as a sufficient character-background luminance contrast is Cited by: 5.

On another note, contrast polarity, be it black-on-white (positive polarity) or white-on-black (negative polarity), in a visual display terminal was reported to have no significant effects on visual performance [16]. In other words, the mean visual acuity was not affected by the contrast polarity.

with positive polarity (dark text on light background) than with negative polarity displays (light text on dark background). This positive polarity advantage was independent of ambient lighting (darkness vs.

typical office illumination) and of chromaticity (black and white vs. Thus, a font that has uniform lines (little contrast) is more legible than fonts with high contrast. Contrast polarity: Contrast polarity refers to the alterations of printing dark letters on a light background or light letters on a dark background.

Low vision readers with cloudy ocular media performed better with white letters on a dark. Human Computer Interaction: Legibility and Contrast.

were selected to analyze the effect of color contrast on readability. Legibility refers to the physical appearance of printed materials. Several studies of the effects of color and/or contrast polarity have shown mixed results, with several indicating legibility benefits for positive polarity (dark on light) displays, another showing advantages for negative polarity (light on dark) displays, and at least one study that failed to show an effect of display by: 6.

IMAGE POLARITY Image polarity refers to the contrast between letters and the background. If the letters are light on a dark background it is called negative polarity and if letters are dark on a light background it is called positive polarity.

Color should appear to bleed across edges, but, in fact, this doesn’t happen. The reason is that the achromatic system "captures" color. That is, the color seems contained within the achromatic boundary.

This is why you only see the inherent blur of color edges when there is. This raises the possibility that a contrast polarity effect may be found for low-contrast Fig. Examples of words printed with different contrastsfortune""working""tearful"and "visible" These values do not take into account errors of photographic by: Each participant completed a full legibility threshold assessment for all eight typefaces.

All stimulus text was set in negative polarity: white against a black background (see Dobres et. From the s, the best type of serifs, the effects of descenders and ascenders, brightness contrast between paper and ink, and other factors have been the topic of discussion and research.

Based on the findings of various studies, speed of reading is the most satisfactory measure of legibility of type face. In his book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf, _____ frequently uses vintage images such as old prints and family albums found in flea markets and junk shops.

Chip Kidd Beginning in the s, the Dutch were banned from printing materials freely available in other countries. Studies have shown that dark characters on light background (positive polarity) lead to better legibility than do light characters on dark background (negative polarity), presumably due to the typically higher display luminance of positive polarity presentations.

20 design rules you should never break. From typography to layout, right through to color and special effects, this list runs through a few basic rules, A common example is too low of a contrast between the text and background, keep contrast high to prevent this : Mary Stribley.

The impact of color combinations on the legibility of a Web page text presented on CRT displays Article in International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 38(11). Text Legibility and the Letter Superiority Effect ibility and readability of printed text, as consol-idated in his book Legibility of Print (Tinker, including changes in contrast polarity.

The presence or absence of serifs, contrast between the text and the page, the thickness of letters, interletter spacing, leading, and the medium on which text is printed can all affect the legibility of type.Printed material, generally, is most readable in black and white.

Text of printed materials should be printed with the highest possible contrast. Either use light (white or light yellow) letters on a dark (black) background or dark letters on a light background.

This can be achieved using an electronic magnifier by reversing the polarity.The printed paper book still has the best contrast (CW = −90; black font size on white background), but the contrast of the e-reader display is still comparatively good (CW = −77 to −84).

Subjective interview data confirmed that participants felt comfortable while reading on e-reading devices based on e-ink technology, but they had problems in handling some of the Cited by: