Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Color Trends and Technology Newsletter

CM-2500C Spectrophotometer

Same Instrument Models, Different Color Measurement Results?

When coordinating the color of a product or sample internally or throughout the supply chain, measurements of the object’s color are often performed by two or more instruments. Measurement results between instruments can still vary significantly even when using the same model as another department or facility, however. This is likely due to lack of instrument maintenance or standardization in measurement procedures and conditions between locations. This article discusses how to minimize these differences in measurement results internally and throughout the supply chain. Learn more >


Color Measurement Geometries
Color Measurement Geometries: Which is Ideal for Your Application?

The geometry of an instrument helps determine where an object's color falls within the defined color space, often causing the instrument to generate different color values from instruments with other geometries. This article discusses how to decide which geometry, including 45/0, 0/45, d/8, and 8/d, is ideal for measuring the color of your samples.
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In Case You Missed It...

Cloud Technology
SCM: Cloud Technology Optimizes Process for Controlling Brand and Product Colors

The inability to generate, access, and share accurate data across the global supply chain without delay often leads to product inconsistencies, longer time to market, and increased waste. High accuracy, real-time data is key for communicating and meeting brand and product color specifications while minimizing time to market and improving productivity.
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Pink is for Boys, Blue is for Girls

According to sources, it may have been common for boys to be dressed in pink and girls to be dressed in blue in the early 1900s. One publication in 1918 wrote, “The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” This shifting viewpoint illustrates how purchasing behavior can be influenced by our perception of color.
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Pink and Blue Baby Booties

Physical & Chemical Properties Analysis Seminar >
Join Konica Minolta Sensing Americas and Mettler Toledo for an exclusive seminar discussing the analysis of color, density, refractive index, and pH levels in food, flavor, fragrance, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical applications. This educational seminar will enhance each guest’s knowledge of evaluating a sample’s physical and chemical properties through an efficient and streamlined process to produce high quality products.

October 29, 2014 - Boston, MA


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

November 4, 2014 - Indianapolis, IN
December 4, 2014 - Louisville, KY


Spectrum of Solutions Workshop >
In this more in-depth, hands-on workshop, attendees will apply color theory to real world applications. In addition to an educational presentation on the fundamentals of color science, our color expert will walk attendees through visual and instrumental exercises evaluating the color and appearance of various samples.

December 3, 2014 - Ramsey, NJ



October 2014 Edition

> Same Instrument Models, Different Color Measurement Results?

> Color Measurement Instrument Geometries

> Cloud Technology Optimizes Process for Controlling Brand and Product Colors

> Pink is for Boys, Blue is for Girls


Product Spotlight

CM-2500c Spectrophotometer

CM-2500c Spectrophotometer

The CM-2500c Spectrophotometer is built with a 45/0 geometry and advanced optical system for measuring the color of samples with stability and unwavering performance. Learn more >

Video Spotlight

CM-2500c Spectrophotometer with 45/0 Geometry for Stable Measurement

CM-2500c Spectrophotometer with 45/0 Geometry for Stable Measurements

This video shows viewers how the CM-2500c Spectrophotometer's 45/0 geometry and advanced optical system provide stability and unwavering performance when measuring the color and appearance of textured, curved, glossy, and matte surfaces at any angle or position. Watch video >

Trade Shows

Longhorn IFT Suppliers' Night
Booth #247 - October 30, 2014

At Booth #247, Konica Minolta Sensing Americas will be exhibiting high performance color measurement instrumentation for evaluating and controlling the color and appearance of food and beverage products to meet standards with less waste, time, and effort. Event information >


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