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Identifying Color Differences Using L*a*b* or L*C*H* Coordinates

Identifying Color Differences Using L*a*b* or L*C*H* Coordinates

04/24/2014

How Closely Does the Sample Match the Standard? Even if two colors lo...

Six Ways Standardizing the Color Process Improves Manufacturing Operations

Six Ways Standardizing the Color Process Improves Manufacturing Operations

04/23/2014

A color process helps manufacturers establish and meet product color quality standards ...

Germs, Germs, Go Away!

Germs, Germs, Go Away!

04/22/2014

There's an old saying about prevention being the best medicine. Even when taking the gr...

Does Daylight Savings Affect Crime Rates?

Does Daylight Savings Affect Crime Rates?

04/2/2014

We all enjoy the extra hour of sunlight now that Daylight Savings has been implemented ...

Why Does Hair Turn Gray as We Age?

Why Does Hair Turn Gray as We Age?

03/27/2014

It starts with a few strands and then before you know it, it's everywhere. Although th...

Best Practices for Averaging the Color of Your Sample

Best Practices for Averaging the Color of Your Sample

03/26/2014

When there's a lot of variation in a sample's color, evaluating it against the standard...

Spectrophotometers for Good Health

Spectrophotometers for Good Health

03/25/2014

Spectrophotometers are commonly used to measure transmittance or reflectance of solids,...

Identifying Counterfeit Currency Through Spectroscopy

Identifying Counterfeit Currency Through Spectroscopy

03/7/2014

Before the United States adopted a national currency in 1863, over 1500 banks across th...

Glow Baby Glow: Biofluorescence vs. Bioluminescence

Glow Baby Glow: Biofluorescence vs. Bioluminescence

02/24/2014

Bioluminescence and Biofluorescence are two different naturally occurring phenomenon se...

Color Measurement Instrument Geometries

Color Measurement Instrument Geometries

02/19/2014

Which Illumination Angle is Ideal for Evaluating the Color of Your Samples?

Specular Component Included (SCI) vs. Specular Component Excluded (SCE)

Specular Component Included (SCI) vs. Specular Component Excluded (SCE)

02/18/2014

How Surface Conditions May Affect the Color and Appear...

How Spectrophotometers Can Ensure the Purity of Aspirin

How Spectrophotometers Can Ensure the Purity of Aspirin

02/14/2014

Aspirin was discovered in Germany in 1899. Aspirin whose chemical name is acetylsalicyl...

Wine Spectrophotometry

Wine Spectrophotometry

02/10/2014

Wine, like many elite types of alcohol, is judged very specifically on the basis of tas...

Measuring Light in Greenhouses with the CL 500A

Measuring Light in Greenhouses with the CL 500A

01/20/2014

Light is an extremely important factor, if not the most important factor, in cultivatin...

Analyzing the Color of Beer with Spectrophotometry

Analyzing the Color of Beer with Spectrophotometry

01/17/2014

With the naked eye, it is obvious that beer ranges in color from a translucent light ye...

New Vision With Colorimetry

New Vision With Colorimetry

12/18/2013

Although you probably haven't heard of it before, Visual Stress is a common sight probl...

Elements that Affect the Appearance of Color

Elements that Affect the Appearance of Color

11/20/2013

The appearance of an object's color is often influenced by environmental elements, sur...

Beer Gone Bad: How Certain Bottle Colors Lead to Skunked Beer

Beer Gone Bad: How Certain Bottle Colors Lead to Skunked Beer

11/20/2013

Beer drinkers beware; this may leave a sour taste in your mouth. According to research...

Understanding Standard Illuminants in Color Measurement

Understanding Standard Illuminants in Color Measurement

11/20/2013

Without light, we cannot see color. With light, color is seen but may appear different...

What is the difference between radiometers, spectrometers, and spectroradiometers?

What is the difference between radiometers, spectrometers, and spectroradiometers?

11/15/2013

Summary: In the field of color sensing and color measurement, there are many different ...

Blood Alcohol Content Is Measured Using NIR Spectroscopy

Blood Alcohol Content Is Measured Using NIR Spectroscopy

11/4/2013

Breathalyzer tests are the most common devices used for detecting Blood Alcohol Content...

Spectroscopy and Forensics

Spectroscopy and Forensics

10/24/2013

Forensic sciences involves the study of evidence for criminal investigations. Forensic ...

Measuring Light Intensity Using a Lux Meter

Measuring Light Intensity Using a Lux Meter

10/14/2013

Accurate and quantifiable measurement of light is essential in creating desired outcome...

Spectroscopy for Artwork Analysis

Spectroscopy for Artwork Analysis

10/3/2013

One of the premier uses for a spectrophotometer is for the conservation and restoration...

Why the Leaves Change Color in Fall

Why the Leaves Change Color in Fall

09/30/2013

As the days become shorter and the nights become cooler, Mother Nature begins to prepar...

Understanding Standard Observers in Color Measurement

Understanding Standard Observers in Color Measurement

09/29/2013

The sensitivity of the human eye varies from person to person, often causing color to a...

Harmonizing Color throughout the Supply Chain

Harmonizing Color throughout the Supply Chain

09/23/2013

How to Maximize Inter-Instrument Agreement to Meet Standards More Efficiently and ...

Jail Cells Painted Pink to Calm Aggressive Inmates

Jail Cells Painted Pink to Calm Aggressive Inmates

09/20/2013

Some of the toughest convicts in Switzerland aren't feeling too tough lately. Thirty ...

Color Consistency with the CMC Tolerance System

Color Consistency with the CMC Tolerance System

09/18/2013

The end goal of implementing a color quality process is to get the color you want, or y...

Clear Packaging May Influence How Much (or How Little) You Eat

Clear Packaging May Influence How Much (or How Little) You Eat

08/19/2013

How much you eat may be influenced by more than just hunger. According to a recent stud...

Clouded by Haze: How to Ensure Clarity in Transparent Materials

Clouded by Haze: How to Ensure Clarity in Transparent Materials

08/19/2013

Just like in the atmosphere, haze can create a cloudy appearance in objects. This cloud...

Measuring Color Intensity

Measuring Color Intensity

08/8/2013

Color-sensitive fields such as photography and film, and even in many areas of science ...

Identifying Food Dyes with Spectrophotometers

Identifying Food Dyes with Spectrophotometers

07/18/2013

A spectrophotometer is a specialized instrument that can be used to measure and quantif...

Measuring Color Contrasts

Measuring Color Contrasts

07/11/2013

Color measurement is an extremely varied field, with applications across the sciences a...

Obtaining Accurate Measurements with the CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer

Obtaining Accurate Measurements with the CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer

06/27/2013

The Konica Minolta CL-500A illuminance spectrophotometer is a device which can measure ...

How Human Skin Color Evolved Across Different Regions

How Human Skin Color Evolved Across Different Regions

06/19/2013

Skin is the human body's largest organ, serving as our protector from harsh environmen...

How Fireworks Get Their Vibrant Colors

How Fireworks Get Their Vibrant Colors

06/15/2013

Prior to the 1800's, fireworks only displayed flashes of orange and golden light. Whil...

Thermochromism: The Effects of Temperature on Pigments and Dyes

Thermochromism: The Effects of Temperature on Pigments and Dyes

06/15/2013

During manufacturing and production processes, things can get pretty heated  literall...

Why Color Measurement Can Inspire the Light Industry

Why Color Measurement Can Inspire the Light Industry

06/7/2013

Photometers are devices that allow for taking and analyzing quantitative meas...

Absorption spectrophotometry vs. Ultraviolet-Visible Range Spectrophotometry

Absorption spectrophotometry vs. Ultraviolet-Visible Range Spectrophotometry

06/1/2013

Spectrophotometry is a technique employed when quantitative measurement and a...

Explaining the Color Rendering Index (CRI) and LEDs

Explaining the Color Rendering Index (CRI) and LEDs

05/30/2013

The Color Rendering Index, or CRI, is a quantitative attempt at measuring the ability o...

Detecting Fake Drugs with Spectrophotometers

Detecting Fake Drugs with Spectrophotometers

05/22/2013

Spectrophotometers are unique instruments used to analyze the color and appearance of a...

CIE 2000 Color Difference Formula

CIE 2000 Color Difference Formula

05/18/2013

Feature CIE 2000 color difference formula was developed to solve the problem of the dif...

Why Flowers Have Color

Why Flowers Have Color

05/15/2013

A Story of Survival Like humans, flowers inherit their appearance fro...

Using Light Exposure to Combat the

Using Light Exposure to Combat the "Post Lunch Dip"

05/14/2013

Using Light Exposure to Combat the Post-Lunch Dip  Researchers at ...

How TVs Are Tested

How TVs Are Tested

05/6/2013

Testing television display quality is a technically challenging process. Beca...

Are Digital Billboards too Bright?

Are Digital Billboards too Bright?

05/2/2013

With outdoor advertising there is often the need to make advertisements brighter in ord...

April Showers Bring...Rainbows?

April Showers Bring...Rainbows?

04/17/2013

Rainbows are a natural wonder of the world, often illuminating a band of colors across ...

Color Vision Deficiency in Black and White

Color Vision Deficiency in Black and White

03/12/2013

The Causes and Effects of Color Vision Deficiency Did you know that a...

Measuring the Brightness and Quality of Light with the T-10A Series Illuminance Meters

Measuring the Brightness and Quality of Light with the T-10A Series Illuminance Meters

03/4/2013

Back in March, we introduced our T-10A series

How the Granular Material Attachment Protects CR-400 and CM-700D Color Measurement Instruments

How the Granular Material Attachment Protects CR-400 and CM-700D Color Measurement Instruments

03/4/2013

Konica Minolta s spectrophotometers and colorimeters are used around the world for acc...

How Plastics Manufacturers Use Benchtop Spectrophotometers in Quality Control

How Plastics Manufacturers Use Benchtop Spectrophotometers in Quality Control

02/25/2013

When manufacturing plastic products, plants worldwide use

The Importance of Calibration for Color Measurement Instruments

The Importance of Calibration for Color Measurement Instruments

02/19/2013

Like with any piece of equipment or machinery,

How to Measure Luminance with Light Meters

How to Measure Luminance with Light Meters

02/15/2013

There seems to be a never-ending list of ways light meters are used in a wide range of ...

A White (and Blue?) Winter Wonderland

A White (and Blue?) Winter Wonderland

02/13/2013

Occupying about 10 percent of the world's land and covering about 30,000 square miles ...

Metamerism “Meets Its Match”

Metamerism “Meets Its Match”

02/12/2013

How Manufacturers Ensure Their Product Colors Match Under Daylight, Nightlight, In...

Konica Minolta acquires Instrument Systems, focuses on enlarging its illuminance meter and other measurement-technology markets

Konica Minolta acquires Instrument Systems, focuses on enlarging its illuminance meter and other measurement-technology markets

01/25/2013

In order to stay competitive in our markets and continue to provide the most advanced l...

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

01/15/2013

For millions of Americans, a productive day begins with a cup of coffee. In fact, more ...

How Color Affects Your Perception of Food

How Color Affects Your Perception of Food

01/15/2013

While many of us like to believe that we are not easily deceived, our sense of taste is...

45°/0° Optics Simulate Human Visual Perception for Driver Safety

45°/0° Optics Simulate Human Visual Perception for Driver Safety

11/26/2012

A driver often relies on the markings of the road to provide guidance when traveling fr...

Research Shows Men Really Dont See Eye to Eye With Women

Research Shows Men Really Dont See Eye to Eye With Women

11/17/2012

How Differences in Color Vision Have Contributed to Gender Roles and Stereotype...

Complete Solution for the Automotive Industry

Complete Solution for the Automotive Industry

11/12/2012

The CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer's compact and lightweight design makes it eas...

Fifty Shades of Black

Fifty Shades of Black

10/6/2012

Our Visual Perception of Dark Objects & Why Very Few of Them are Truly Black

Why more than 70% of all the world

Why more than 70% of all the world

10/5/2012

Konica Minolta stays ahead of the competition in the color measuring and light measurin...

How Light Meters are Used and a Look at Several Models

How Light Meters are Used and a Look at Several Models

10/5/2012

Konica Minolta light meters come in several styles and provide users with the ability t...

Why spectrophotometers are useful in quantitative color analysis in biochemistry

Why spectrophotometers are useful in quantitative color analysis in biochemistry

10/5/2012

Since the beginning, Konica Minolta has made state-of-the art measuring instruments tha...

Evaluating HDTV displays with the CS-2000 Spectroradiometer light measurement instrument

Evaluating HDTV displays with the CS-2000 Spectroradiometer light measurement instrument

10/5/2012

Unlike in years past, the choices consumers have in what kind of television to buy are ...

Satisfy Your Color Measurement Needs

Satisfy Your Color Measurement Needs

09/27/2012

If you are interested in measuring color for any reason then you should be looking into...

Essential Equipment Care: Annual Spectrophotometer Calibration

Essential Equipment Care: Annual Spectrophotometer Calibration

09/16/2012

You count on your spectrophotometer for unwavering color identification accuracy. Relia...

Measuring Haze with a Spectrophotometer

Measuring Haze with a Spectrophotometer

09/13/2012

Hazy samples generally appear lighter in color than they actually are. This results fro...

Spectrodensitometers for Packaging Color Accuracy and Consistency

Spectrodensitometers for Packaging Color Accuracy and Consistency

08/29/2012

Color is one of the most fundamental aspects of human interaction with the world. When ...

The FD Spectrodensitometer for Color Measurement in Packaging and Printing

The FD Spectrodensitometer for Color Measurement in Packaging and Printing

08/8/2012

Accurate color measurements are essential to quality control in the packaging and print...

Pharmaceutical uses of bench top spectrophotometers for R&D and batch control.

Pharmaceutical uses of bench top spectrophotometers for R&D and batch control.

08/3/2012

Pharmaceutical uses of bench top spectrophotometers for R&D and batch control. ...

How Food Companies Measure Color to Produce Superior Products

How Food Companies Measure Color to Produce Superior Products

08/3/2012

The adage goes that we eat first with our eyes. It s no surprise, then, that the food ...

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