Color QC and Matching Blog

Tip #8 Sample Presentation for Color Measurement

Posted by Elaine Becker on Fri, Apr 20, 2012

Much of this blog series has been focused on the instrument and getting the best possible inter-instrument agreement.  However, we can’t forget the basics of good practice in color measurement when it comes to sample presentation.   Some types of samples can be very repeatable to present to the instrument, while others pose more challenges. 

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Tags: color tolerances, color standard, inter-instrument agreement, color matching, color spectrophotometer, translucency, spectrophotometer, electronic color standards

Tip #7 – Sharing the Data for Electronic Color Standards

Posted by Elaine Becker on Mon, Feb 27, 2012

While sharing the data for electronic color standards may seem like a “no brainer”, it’s easy to fall into the trap of making the assumption that the person at the receiving end of the data knows how it was obtained and how to use it.  So here are some best practices to follow to make things go smoothly.

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Tags: OnColor, standard observer, global color communication, illuminant, color space, electronic color standards

Tip #6 - Instrument Profiling

Posted by Elaine Becker on Wed, Feb 22, 2012
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Tags: color tolerances, instrument profiling, inter-instrument agreement, electronic color standards

Tip #5 – Monitor Spectrophotometer Performance

Posted by Elaine Becker on Mon, Jan 30, 2012

With today’s increasingly tight color tolerances and a global supply chain, it’s getting tougher to meet color specifications and tolerances.  How can you be assured that when you certify instrumental color data, you can do so with confidence?

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Tags: color tolerances, global color communication, electronic color standards, spectrophotometer diagnostics

Tip #4 - Inter-Instrument Agreement

Posted by Elaine Becker on Mon, Oct 31, 2011

What is Inter-Instrument Agreement? Should I care?  How do you determine it?   How do I know what my numbers are?  Can I measure it myself?

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Tags: color standard, instrument profiling, inter-instrument agreement, color spectrophotometer, spectrophotometer, electronic color standards