To establish a successful quality control program, you need good instrumentation, robust software, and trained users. But even with everything in place, there are some common pitfalls to watch for when using a spectrophotometer to analyze color quality. Measuring plastic parts with the X-Rite Ci7800 benchtop spectrophotometer. Top Five Color Measurement Pitfalls  1. Bad Standards and Samples Physical standards and samples don’t last forever. Careless handling and dirty devices can ...

August 11, 2020 by Tim Mouw

Whether you’re producing textiles, automotive parts, or plastic pieces, color needs to remain consistent or the final product will be rejected. Unfortunately, there are many ways for color errors to creep in during manufacturing. Creating and using accurate digital color standards is one way to combat these errors. Digital color standards can be used in software to specify and communicate color, formulate colorants and raw materials, and control color quality. They give brand owners peac...

August 03, 2020 by Tim Mouw

Appearance is more than just color. It’s an all-inclusive look at everything inherent to an object, including texture, gloss, transparency, translucency, and special effects like sparkle and shimmer. When viewed from different angles or under different lighting conditions, appearance effects can change our perception of color. That's why it’s important to control both color and appearance throughout design and development.  Durable goods brands use appearance effects to captur...

February 20, 2020 by X-Rite Color

Spectrophotometers are excellent tools for measuring samples against their color standards to compare differences, but it can be difficult to achieve color accuracy for irregularly shaped products like liquids, plastics, cans, and powders. We design a variety of parts and accessories - also called “rigs & jigs” - for many of our instruments to help measure odd shapes and sizes.  Parts & Accessories for Benchtop Spectrophotometers Liquids are notoriously difficult ...

October 02, 2019 by Mike Huda

There’s been a lot of research around the role color plays in how we expect food to taste. The fact is, we judge flavor by the color of the food or drink, even before the first taste. We expect red foods to taste sweet like strawberries or cherries. White should taste like vanilla, and green is probably limey and tart or minty. Color cues can even determine whether we take that first bite. Most of us won’t even consider trying a food like mashed potatoes or pumpkin pie if it is ...

August 12, 2019 by Tim Mouw

Benchtop spectrophotometers measure in either transmission or reflectance mode to capture and quantify color on various opaque, transparent, and translucent samples, including glass, liquid, fabric, and plastic. Today we’ll explain the difference between transmission and reflectance measurements so you can determine which benchtop will meet your color measurement needs.  Transmission vs. Reflectance Measurements Both transmission and reflectance spectrophotometers emit all of the wav...

February 26, 2019 by Mike Huda

Spektralphotometer sind Farbmessgeräte zur Spezifikation und Kommunikation von Farbe und Überwachung der Farbpräzision während der gesamten Produktion. Spektralphotometer können nahezu alles messen – angefangen von Flüssigkeiten und Kunststoffen bis hin zu Papier, Metall und Stoffen. Markenartikler, Designer, Labortechniker und Qualitätskontrolleure in nahezu allen Branchen verlassen sich auf Spektralphotometer, um sicherzugehen, dass Farben von ihrer Spezifikation bis zur abschließenden Qualitä...

June 27, 2017 by Greg Stehn

At X-Rite Pantone, we pride ourselves on our ability to help customers specify, communicate, formulate, and produce consistent color. You’re probably familiar with our major markets, like plastics, industrial coatings, and print & packaging. You may also be aware of the more “common” things we measure, like paint, printed surfaces, and textiles. But, as you look for the emergency exit on a plane, watch a butterfly float by, or choose the freshest package of cheese from the ...

February 23, 2017 by Mike Huda

When judging color, background can be a major distraction for the human eye. In fact, surrounding colors and patterns can actually change the perception of the color you’re trying to focus on. One of the wonderful things about color measurement instruments like colorimeters and spectrophotometers is that they can’t be distracted. They aren’t susceptible to variables such as fatigue, age or color vision deficiency. They aren’t even aware that a surround exists – they only measure the reflected li...

December 01, 2016 by Mike Huda

Ganz gleich, was Sie herstellen: Farbmessungen sorgen dafür, dass Ihre Farben während der gesamten Produktion präzise und konstant bleiben. Bei der Auswahl des für Ihre Anforderungen am besten geeigneten Spektralphotometers sollten Sie vor allem die Art der zu messenden Oberfläche berücksichtigen. Die Farbmessung bei glänzenden Oberflächen ist problematisch, weil Glanz die Farbwahrnehmung beeinflusst. Glanz entsteht, wenn eine Oberfläche das auftreffende Licht spiegelnd reflektiert. Da Spektra...

April 27, 2016 by Tim Mouw
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