Color Trends & Technology Newsletter

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

How Surface Conditions Affect the Appearance of Your Sample's Color

The surface conditions of your samples, including texture and gloss, may make them appear brighter, duller, lighter, or darker. This is because an object's surface condition directly affects how the wavelengths of light reflect off that object and how our eyes will perceive its appearance.

This article provides an overview of how surface conditions can affect the appearance of your sample's color and the differences between spectrophotometer modes SCI and SCE when measuring the color and appearance of various samples. Learn more >


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

Even if two colors look the same to one person, slight differences may be found when evaluated with an instrument. If the color of a sample doesn't match the standard, the amount of rework and costs increase. Because of this, identifying color differences between a sample and the standard early in the color process is important. Learn more >


Why Does Hair Turn Gray as We Age?
Why Does Hair Turn Gray as We Age?

It starts with a few strands and then before you know it, it’s everywhere. Gray hair is a part of the aging process many of us dread. According to sources, your chance of going gray increases 10 – 20 percent every decade after 30 years. In this article, we answer the age-old question, “Why does hair turn gray as we age?” Read more >


Best Practices for Visually Evaluating the Color of Samples

The method for evaluating the color and appearance of a sample is unique to each application. Many applications, including textiles, ink, plastics, and paint, require visual assessments to be performed, in addition to instrumental measurements.

Visual assessments are conducted to identify noticeable differences between a sample's color and the standard color, as well as to correlate human visual perception with the numerical values of color. In manufacturing environments, performing these assessments early in the color process helps minimize rework and additional costs later on. Learn more >

Best Practices for Visually Evaluating the Color of Samples


January 2015 Edition

Top Articles of 2014

> SCI vs. SCE: How Surface Conditions Affect the Appearance of Your Sample's Color

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

> Why Does Hair Turn Gray as We Age?

> Best Practices for Visually Evaluating the Color of Samples


Product Spotlight

CM-3600A Benchtop Spectrophotometer

CM-3600A Bench-top Spectrophotometer

Built with an innovative optical system, the CM-3600A Spectrophotometer is a compact bench-top measurement instrument designed to measure the color, relative gloss, and UV characteristics of samples small to large in size. Learn more >

Video Spotlight

Benefits and Features of the Cm-3600A Spectrophotometer

Benefits and Features of the CM-3600A Spectrophotometer

In this video, we provide an overview of the CM-3600A Spectrophotometer's features for measuring opaque, translucent, transparent, and fluorescent samples in solid and liquid form, including Numerical UV Control, simultaneous SCI/SCE measurements, and more. Watch video >

Tradeshows

NPE2015: Plastics Showcase
Booth #S38026 - March 23 - 27, 2015

At Booth #S38026, Konica Minolta Sensing will exhibit high performance color measurement and color control solutions. These solutions enable users to standardize, formulate, evaluate, and control the color of their plastic products faster and more efficiently. Event information >


View Archived Issues

View past issues of the Color Trends & Technology newsletter. Click here >



CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

Have a question for our experts or a suggestion for an article? Email us.


Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. · http://sensing.konicaminolta.us/
101 Williams Drive · Ramsey, NJ · 07446 | 888.473.2656 USA · +1 201.236.4300 INT
Copyright © 2015 Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Google+  Youtube