Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Color Trends and Technology Newsletter
Color Vision Deficiency   Costco Toilet Paper
Color Vision Deficiency in Black and White   Costco Evaluates Toilet Paper for Whiteness
Did you know that as many as 1 in 12 males are color vision deficient, with most not being able to distinguish red from green? Color vision deficiency is the inability to differentiate certain shades of color. In very rare cases, no color is seen – only black, white, and shades of gray.
Look at what we found! In this YouTube video, CNBC explores the science behind Costco's number one selling product, toilet paper. In addition to testing this product for other properties, Costco performs whiteness evaluations using Konica Minolta Sensing’s CM-2600d Spectrophotometer.
Understanding the L*a*b* Color Space   Enable Auto Target in SpectraMagic NX Software
Understanding the L*a*b* Color Space   Tech Tip: Enable Auto Target in SpectraMagic NX Software
The L*a*b* color space, also referred to as CIELAB, is presently one of the most popular, uniform color spaces used to evaluate an object’s color. Various industries and universities use this to identify, communicate, and evaluate color attributes, inconsistencies, or deviations from the color standard.
SpectraMagic NX, a color QC software, allows users to measure a sample and automatically select the target with the minimum color difference value. Auto Target is often used when the targets are far apart in a color space. This Technical Note outlines the steps to enable this feature in SpectraMagic NX.

Did You Know?

The color originally associated with St. Patrick was blue, not green. In fact, green was not linked to St. Patrick until around the mid-1700’s when a shamrock was used to explain the Holy Trinity. People started wearing shamrocks and the color green because of this, leading to the coined phrase, “wearing of the green” and forever linking the color to St. Patrick’s Day.