Color QC and Matching Blog

Displaying RGB values for Color Matching

Posted by Elaine Becker on Mon, Jul 21, 2014

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Tags: color matching, OnColor, color formulation, color space, color specification

Installing OnColor Color Software under Windows 7 and Vista - Part 2

Posted by Myron Langer on Mon, Apr 30, 2012

When installing the OnColor color QC and formulation software under Windows 7 or Vista, there are some settings in the operating system that should be noted.

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Tags: OnColor, Vista, Windows 7, color computer, Product Information

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

Using OnColor color matching software with a USB adapter - 64 bit PC

Posted by Myron Langer on Thu, Jun 30, 2011

While many of the new spectrophotometers on the market today are equipped with a USB cable to connect to the PC, most of the older models still use a serial communications cable to communicate with the PC.  USB to serial adapter cables can bridge the gap for those PC's that do not have a serial port installed on their PC. There are many such devices available, but not all work well with the high demands of data transfer of a color spectrophotometer--especially not on a 64-bit PC.

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Tags: color matching, color spectrophotometer, OnColor, USB adapter, Windows 7

Using a USB Adapter to Connect your Spectrophotometer to OnColor

Posted by Tom Merck on Fri, Apr 08, 2011

When you buy a new PC these days, it typically doesn't come configured with a serial port.  This once standard type of port has been replaced by USB ports.  However, many spectrophotometers still use serial communication and are supplied with a serial cable to connect to the PC. Then how are you supposed to connect your spectrophotometer to the PC if ti doesn't have a serial port? The solution is to use a Serial to USB adapter cable which allows you to connect your color computer via a USB port.

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Tags: color spectrophotometer, OnColor, USB adapter, color computer

CyberChrome Exhibits at the American Coatings Show 2010

Posted by Elaine Becker on Wed, Apr 28, 2010
 

CyberChrome Inc was an exhibitor at the recent American Coatings Show in Charlotte, NC.  Featured products included OnColor Profiler for improving inter-instrument agreement and the OnColor Suite of color management software for quality control and color formulation.

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Tags: color tolerances, color standard, instrument profiling, inter-instrument agreement, color matching, OnColor, color formulation

Spot On: Lessons from a Color-Matching Master

Posted by Elaine Becker on Wed, Mar 10, 2010
As the North American Manager of Color Services for Pittsburgh-based PPG, a $16 billion per year manufacturer of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical and glass, Shelley Sturdevant knows something about color matching. She manages and oversees color control for the Coil and Extrusion coatings business at 10 facilities nationwide, with a color palette currently holding over 100,000 colors.

We had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Shelley as she shared some of what she's learned managing color for PPG over the years:

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Tags: Color correction, color standard, color matching, OnColor, color formulation

Installing OnColor Color Software under Windows 7 and Vista

Posted by Myron Langer on Thu, Oct 29, 2009

The OnColor  Suite of color QC and color matching software is licensed through use of a hardlock key.  The USB hardlock key that is shipped with the software can be used on one computer at a time. 

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Tags: color matching, OnColor, hardlock, Vista, Windows 7

Connecting your color spectrophotometer to OnColor with a USB adapter

Posted by Tom Merck on Wed, Sep 02, 2009

Many color instruments and spectrophotometers in use today come with a serial cable to connect and communicate with a computer.  However, serial ports are a thing of the past and very few PC's come with a serial port as standard configuration these days.  While you can always install a serial port, an easier way to connect to the PC is to use a Serial to USB adapter.  This is a special cable that plugs into the serial port output of your spectrophotometer on one end and plugs into a USB port on the computer on the other.  This circumvents the need for a serial port on the PC. 

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Tags: color spectrophotometer, OnColor, USB adapter