Color QC and Matching Blog

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

Tip #2: Measurement Conditions and Color Parameters

Posted by Elaine Becker on Tue, Jul 12, 2011

The next fundamental rule in sharing electronic color standards  is that the color parameters using in the calculation of the coloriemtric data must be the same.

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Tags: color tolerances, standard observer, illuminant, color space, global color communication, instrument geometry, color spectrophotometer

Color Geometry: A Matter of Degrees

Posted by Elaine Becker on Tue, Jan 05, 2010

Long before computers were invented a radio, film, and television comedy team known as Abbott and Costello perfected a classic skit that became known as the "Who's on First?" routine; essentially a dizzying five-minute display detailing by example the pitfalls of miscommunication via homophones, homonyms, home-run hitters, and high comedic art.

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Tags: standard observer, instrument geometry, color spectrophotometer