Measuring Haze with a Spectrophotometer

Hazy samples generally appear lighter in color than they actually are. This results from forward scattering of light from the sample's surface or from within. This phenomenon of distortion has been particularly vexing to the packaging industry, where transparent packaging so often covers the product being marketed.Learn more >




The Riddle of Mind, Music and Color

From Mozart to Metallica, music comes in many varieties for nearly every kind of music lover. With so much diversity in musical preference, it might be surprising to discover that while musical preferences may be diverse, most people associate specific genres and tempos of music with the same colors no matter who is listening to them. Learn more >


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Illuminant Metamerism - It's not always 'What You See Is What You Get'!

It’s happened to all of us, in one way or another. We all have been in a situation when you have purchased an item that appears amazing in stores only to notice when you get home the color or appearance is off. Whether it’s matching paint colors at a home improvement center, or matching a blouse to your favorite pair of slacks in a department store, when you take these items home, they don’t look the same. The purpose or cause of this is a phenomenon known as metamerism. It’s not always “what you see is what you get” (aka WYSIWYG.) 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 inconsistencies between a sample's color and the standard color, as well as to correlate human visual perception with the numerical values of color. Read more >



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The Language of Color, Appearance and Light is an educational seminar that will improve your understanding of lighting, color science, and measurement.

December 15, 2015 – Hartford, CT

SpectraMagic NX Educational Monthly Webinar Series
Learn how to use the UV adjust feature with a UV reference standard typically used for measuring paper and textiles with brightness.

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> Measuring Haze with a Spectrophotometer

> The Riddle of Mind, Music and Color

> Illuminant Metamerism - It's not always 'What You See Is What You Get'!

> Best Practices for Visually Evaluating the Color of Samples




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Measure the Color, Gloss and Haze of Plastics

From raw material to final product, Konica Minolta Sensing Americas offers high performance instrument, software, and controlled lighting solutions used to formulate colors and meet color quality standards for the plastics industry. Watch video >


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