Seven color separation criteria are evaluated and compared for multi-ink printer characterization, which is a union of five 3-ink and six 4-ink cellular Yule-Nielsen spectral Neugebauer (CYNSN) submodels. In the experimental stage, testing reflectances from printing samples and Munsell color samples are employed. The results show that the prediction and actual accuracy of all the seven selection criteria are approximately the same for printing samples. As for the Munsell samples, the combE<sub>00</sub> & MI outperforms other selection criteria because it combines one color difference with two metamerism indices, which are important for the heterogeneous samples during prediction.
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