It’s been said that everything you need to know you learned in kindergarten. Does this phrase ring true for print and packaging designers? In the spirit of spring, we attempted to use a simple childhood activity—dyeing eggs—to solve some of the most perplexing color issues facing the packaging designer/printer relationship.                                             &...

Posted April 06, 2017 by Shoshana Burgett

No matter the industry, consistency and exacting data are essential to every color quality control program. Whether you’re communicating color, making color decisions, or conducting diagnostics testing based on color, you can rely on Munsell Color standards. These honey, syrup, and molasses standards help the USDA determine which products pass inspection. Along with its huge library of color standards, Munsell Color can also produce custom physical standards to help you validate your specific co...

Posted January 25, 2016 by Art Schmehling

During this holiday season, let’s pause to do more than give thanks. Let’s also consider the role color plays on the food choices we make when we fill our Thanksgiving plates. Traditional holiday foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie always look the same… we know what to expect when we take our first bite. But what if the mashed potatoes were blue this year? Would they taste different? Would you even try them? There’s been a lot of research about the role color plays in how we per...

Posted November 11, 2015 by Jackie Weeks-Atkin

When you think of Albert Munsell, do you think of dirt, food and electrical wires? The United States government does. Munsell Color Standards are used for more than just design and Fine Art. They’re also used to ensure safety and reliability, and to maintain compliance with federal regulations. Today we’ll look at some of the government agencies and trade associations that rely on Munsell’s exacting standard color codes. French fries, anyone? From tomatoes to pumpkins, Munsell USDA Color Stand...

Posted June 01, 2015 by Art Schmehling

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