a certain complete subset of colors of the visible color space that can be represented, detected, or reproduced by an imaging process or device; the range of color encompassed by a color space. computing & web
The complete range of colors available from a printing system. For example, the extent of colors possible from the three primary (tri-stimulous) inks applied in different amounts and combinations to a specific substrate. Continuous Inkjet - Without a break or synchronous. Events occurring regularly in the time domain. The adjective applied to that branch of inkjet technology where drops are generated at a regular unbroken rate. Print selection is then made by deflections of the ink droplets after they are charged so that they are either intercepted by a catcher and not permitted to impact the substrate or charged and deflected to intercept the substrate at specific locations. Continuous inkjet technology is the oldest an most mature inkjet technology. Its advantages are low print (throw) distance (distance form the bottom of the printhead to the substrate) and extremely high droplet production rate in some cases as high as 150,000 droplets per second per channel. Disadvantages are the requirement for conductive inks, a more expensive and complex system because of the requirement for recirculation and less drop placement accuracy because of the requirement for deflection.
The range of colors that can be produced by a particular device. When transforming color data from one device to another, the gamuts might not match. This is one source of color distortion. For information about how you can check for this effect, see "Checking Gamut Mapping".
The particular range of colors that a device is able to produce. A device such as a scanner, monitor, or printer can produce a unique range of colors, which is determined by the characteristics of the device itself. See also: color profile; rendering intent