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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Defining Color Tolerances

The end goal of implementing a color process is to get the color you want, or your customer wants, for the finished product through an efficient and streamlined process. If the color of a product doesn't match the standard, customer satisfaction is compromised and the amount of rework, waste, and costs increase. Establishing color tolerances objectively within the color process is an effective way to maintain color consistency and accuracy, as well as to meet standards more efficiently. Read more >


45°/0° Optics Simulate Human Visual Perception for Driver Safety

Lines on roads and highways need to be highly visible for vehicles to stay within the parameters of a lane, preventing collisions and maintaining safety for both drivers and pedestrians. As a safety regulation, line colors are standardized (ASTM standards) by a government agency to ensure roadway lanes are easily discerned both day and night. This requires routine evaluations with instruments that can precisely measure color the same way the human eye perceives color. Read more >



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> Understanding Standard Observers in Color Measurement

> Six Ways Standardizing the Color Process Improves Manufacturing Operations

> Defining Color Tolerances

> 45°/0° Optics Simulate Human Visual Perception for Driver Safety




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The CM-700d Spectrophotometer is a handheld, portable measurement instrument designed to evaluate the color and appearance of samples very small to large in size, including objects with flat, shaped, or curved surfaces. This high precision, reliable spectrophotometer allows users to evaluate, reproduce, and control the color of pigments and dyes in a more effective, streamlined process. Learn more >




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