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.)
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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.
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Understanding Standard Observers in Color Measurement

The sensitivity of the human eye varies from person to person, often causing color to appear differently to each individual. This subjectivity often leads to inconsistencies when evaluating or communicating color internally or throughout the supply chain. Because of this, scientists from the Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE) organization established functions to standardize how the color of an object is measured, including the field of view.
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Six Ways Standardizing the Color Process Improves Manufacturing Operations

A color process helps manufacturers establish and meet product color quality standards more efficiently. By standardizing this process internally and across the supply chain, color can be communicated and coordinated seamlessly from one stage of manufacturing to the next. This ensures you'll get the color you want, or your customer wants, for the finished product, in addition to a number of other benefits.
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> Illuminant Metamerism - It's not always 'What You See Is What You Get'!

> Best Practices for Visually Evaluating the Color of Samples

> Understanding Standard Observers in Color Measurement

> Six Ways Standardizing the Color Process Improves Manufacturing Operations




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