CIE Color Space

By Inkjet Insight / Published:

In color measurement, a color mapping system that uses three tristimulus values and plots them on x, y, and z axes to create a three-dimensional representation of a color. The CIELAB, [“CIE L*a*b*, and CIELUV systems utilize as these three values: a lightness or darkness value (denoted L or L*), a red:green value (denoted ± A, a*, or U), and a yellow:blue value (denoted ± B, b*, or V). A colorimeter is used to measure each of these tristimulus values and the resulting plot of a particular color can be determined.