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The best way to visualize how color will react in real world lighting conditions is to use a quality light booth. Traditional light booths contain common illuminants like daylight, incandescent, and fluorescent to replicate how color will look in the retail store and post-purchase in outdoor and home lighting. Today, the increased use of LED lamps in home, commercial, and retail environments is impacting decades of standardized lighting procedures.   How LED is Changing the Game LED li...

Posted November 03, 2021 by X-Rite Color

Para medir uma cor, um instrumento de medição de cor emite luz sobre uma amostra, captura a quantidade de luz transmitida ou refletida na faixa de comprimento de onda de 380 a 780 nm e quantifica esse valor na forma de uma medição espectral. A medição de cor é necessária para especificar, quantificar, comunicar, formular e verificar a qualidade da cor em trabalhos onde ela é um elemento essencial. Como as cores são percebidas ...

Posted August 24, 2021 by X-Rite Color

Learn more about light, reflection curves, optical brighteners, and more.     Illuminants Electro magnetic radiation in the wavelength range from 380 nm to 730 nm is seen as light by our eyes. Low wavelengths show as blue light. Then the spectrum continues from green, yellow, orange to red. UV radiation is located in the range below 380 nm; the range above 730 nm is called infrared radiation. The visual impression of a colored body changes by the composition of the incoming light. ...

Posted July 22, 2021 by X-Rite Color

2020 forced manufacturers to rethink the way they work. Around the globe, COVID put a hard stop on the travel required to approve prototypes and delayed the shipment of physical samples. Many brands started looking for ways to use digital color samples to keep production moving but struggled with the inability to replicate how a color sample would look on a prototype.   The PANTORA desktop application closes this gap. With PANTORA, users can capture or import spectral samples and store, man...

Posted March 16, 2021 by Matthew Adby

ICC color management means having a workflow that is predictable, consistent, and repeatable from capture through proofing to final output. To achieve a color managed workflow, you need to calibrate your devices and create an ICC profile for every component, including the camera, monitor, projector, scanner, and printer.   Why Calibrate and Profile? For the best color results, you need to calibrate each device that is contributing to your workflow to ensure it is accurately reproducing colo...

Posted January 27, 2021 by Ray Cheydleur

COVID-19 has forced many companies to rethink the way they communicate, approve, and produce color.    For some, that means trying to conduct “business as usual” from a remote location. For others, it means finding ways to manage color without travel. Either way, we know our customers are doing everything they can to sustain business while keeping their employees healthy and safe.    We want to help. Over the past few months we’ve been adding new resources t...

Posted December 15, 2020 by X-Rite Color

The Pantone Color of the Year announcement is always exciting. Not only does it set the stage for upcoming trends, it also provides brand owners and designers critical guidance for marketing and product development. However, those who are charged with manufacturing products and packaging with trending colors (like 2021's Ultimate Gray and Illuminating) know it doesn’t “just happen.” It takes time and effort to incorporate new colors. Whether you work in paints, plasti...

Posted December 14, 2020 by X-Rite Color

Black Friday. Not only is it the much anticipated start to holiday shopping, it’s also a day manufacturers have been preparing for all year long. Whether mass-producing holiday cards, candy canes, plastic toys, or festive clothing, accurate color is a must. Manufacturers can’t ship two of the same toy if they won’t match on the showroom floor, and holiday sweaters that are a shade off will end up at a discount store instead of a fashion boutique. Perfection is especially import...

Posted November 25, 2020 by X-Rite Color

Recently we had the opportunity to sit down with Laura Guido-Clark, a consumer products designer of color, material, and texture. She has been dubbed an “Experience Consultant,” which reflects her interest and study of human reactions to the look and feel of new products.   Photo by Laura Flippen. We asked Guido-Clark to speak with us because we also appreciate the importance of color in our lives.   Q. What inspired you to pursue a career in color? A. When I wa...

Posted September 01, 2020 by X-Rite Color

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 ...

Posted 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...

Posted August 03, 2020 by Tim Mouw

Whether you work with plastics, coatings or textiles, you must consistently achieve in-tolerance color or your product could be rejected before it even makes it to the shelf or showroom.     This is especially true for brands that rely on off-site suppliers and manufacturers for raw materials and parts that come together at assembly, such as the plastic dashboard, fabric seats, and coated interior panels of a car. Even if each site produces in-tolerance color, it must be monitored an...

Posted June 12, 2020 by Tim Mouw

COVID-19 has stopped many industries in their tracks, textiles included. Travel bans and shelter-in-place orders are forcing vast, inter-connected supply chains to rethink the way they work.  For brands that were already looking for new ways to achieve accurate color and speed time to market, this could be an opportunity. This global pandemic may help the apparel industry make important decisions to change the way it works – for the better – not only to get through this crisis, ...

Posted May 19, 2020 by Bob Karpowicz

It’s important to ensure design intent is realized each time and everywhere a product appears. But with so many variables to impact print quality, how can brands utilize suppliers around the world and still achieve consistent color? Our X-Rite Pantone Packaging Color Experts have designed a series of consulting services and workshops to help you get the most from your print, packaging, plastic or textile value chain.   Offered both online and onsite, these interactive sessions i...

Posted May 05, 2020 by Cindy Cooperman

No matter the industry, our customers are all working toward the same goal: Achieve accurate color and keep production moving. Even in the best conditions, color data can be a challenge to capture and share. COVID-19-related travel bans and social distancing guidelines are making it harder than ever.    Today we’ll share three easy ways to remotely share color data so you can achieve your color goals without shipping physical samples or making onsite visits. The Benefits of Digit...

Posted April 30, 2020 by Tim Mouw

Nossos clientes que estão trabalhando remotamente agora precisam estar cientes de que alterar uma variável pequena - como aprovar cores de casa sob uma fonte de luz diferente ou enviar especificações por e-mail em vez de enviar uma amostra física - pode apresentar desvios de cor que podem ser graves. O primeiro e mais crítico estágio para o controle de cores é a comunicação precisa das cores. Esses recursos ajudarão você a começar. A Importância da comunicação de cores Blog | Muitos p...

Posted March 27, 2020 by X-Rite Color

Espectrofotômetros (“espectros”) são instrumentos de medição de cor usados para capturar e avaliar cores. Como parte do programa de controle da cor, os proprietários e designers da marca os usam para especificar e comunicar a cor e os fabricantes para monitorar a precisão da cor ao longo da produção. Os espectrofotômetros podem medir praticamente qualquer coisa, incluindo líquidos, plásticos, papéis, metais e tecidos – e ajudam a garantir que a cor permaneça consistente desde a concepção até a e...

Posted March 27, 2020 by X-Rite Color

As telas de telefone e computador são a janela para o mundo digital das cores, mas se você estiver aprovando cores por e-mail ou texto, precisa estar ciente das limitações.  Para iniciantes, cada um de seus instrumentos depende de um modelo de cor diferente para exibir cores. Instrumentos de entrada - sua câmera e monitor - usam o modelo de cores aditivo para exibir cores. Eles começam com a escuridão e agregam luz vermelha, verde e a...

Posted March 27, 2020 by X-Rite Color

O seu programa de controle de qualidade inclui avaliação visual? A iluminação desempenha um papel importante na maneira como percebemos as cores. Ele pode ajudá-lo a verificar se a cor do seu produto é aceitável e garantir a precisão em todas as condições de iluminação possíveis após a compra.     Muitos de nossos clientes consideram a avaliação visual ainda mais importante ao fazer a transição das revisões e aprovações de cores para um local diferente, como no escritório em casa o...

Posted March 27, 2020 by X-Rite Color

Há muitas coisas envolvidas na maneira como você percebe as cores, incluindo luz, genética, meio ambiente, características humanas e até cansaço. Você também pode estar entre uma a cada 255 mulheres e um a cada 12 homens que têm alguma forma de daltonismo. Nosso desafio de cores on-line é uma maneira divertida de entender melhor sua acuidade na visão de cores.     Independentemente da sua acuidade visual, se você estiver comunicando, avaliando ou aprovando cores de um novo l...

Posted March 27, 2020 by X-Rite Color
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