This solution is a necessary part of producing products for every industry. Every coloured item is matched back to some type of colour standard or another component and hopefully fulfils the original brief. Having a defined colour standard and specification for the light sources is essential but an additional challenge is needing to match the colour on a wide range of materials. This could be for airline or automotive interiors with paints, coatings, plastics, leather and fabrics all being present. Or it could be home interiors or homeware products where the cushions and curtains need to match with vases and picture frames, or it could be a garment like a bra or a coat with multiple components such as zips, buttons, toggles and trims.
This could be a range of homeware products where the cushions and curtains need to match with vases and picture frames, or it could be a garment like a bra or a jumper with multiple components.
For example – you have designed a new jumper. It has buttons down the back and a bow on each cuff, meaning several different materials are needed to come together, to create the end design. Each element might be from different fabric, from different suppliers and they could be anywhere across the globe. Therefore, colours will need to match or work together as planned and any variations to the colour of the components could mean the jumper looks messy and is unable to be sold.
When you have started the process using the correct colour standards (fabric for the fabrics and plastic or paper for the hard goods) the next step is to check all the components in the correct lighting environments.
Ensuring the colours match without metamerism and are true to colour under different lighting sources, ensures consistency across the supply chain and even guarantees the item will look good under point-of-sale lighting. Using VeriVide’s colour assessment cabinets to assess all the materials and colours under the same standardised lighting conditions, highlights any issues with the colour of some components and confirms the best match to ensure a high-quality end product.
DigiEye is the ideal solution for measurement of curved or mesh components which cannot be measured with a standard spectrophotometer, simply lay out the different materials next to each other in the thicknesses they will be used in the final product and our DigiPix software can measure, compare and objectively evaluate.
If you are at the start of your colour matching journey, we advise starting by choosing the correct colour standards. As master distributors of Pantone, RAL and NCS, we have the expertise and knowledge to guide your decision making. Contact us via email on email@example.com or call us on +44 (0)116 284 7790
If you have the correct colour standards but wish to know more about how our light booths and DigiEye software can benefit your colour matching process and how these elements can fit into your industry and product designs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)116 284 7790.