PT ZONE: Color & Appearance Testing

Color Done Right
Look for a supplement to the September Issue of Plastics Technology with tips and techniques that will help you make your coloring operations as efficient as possible More (+)
TESTING: Spectrophotometer Measures Print Color on Films
X-Rite's newest handheld instrument is designed for package printers and converters of flexible films. More (+)


MOST RECENT CONTENT: Color & Appearance Testing

TESTING: Spectrophotometers with True-Close Tolerance for Reflectance & Transmission

Datacolor's latest color measurement instruments boast exceptional performance and ease-of-use.

TESTING: Measure Light Transmission of Plastics & Metalized Films

Tobias Associates' new instruments can measure densities of metalized films and a variety of plastics.

TESTING: Light Booth Allows for Optimal Color Evaluation

X-Rite's new light booth features five light sources.

TESTING: Versatile Spectrophotometer Measures Variety of Samples

Konica Minolta's CM-5 can measure samples with different material characteristics.

Addressing Color Management Issues

X-Rite is tackling a variety of issue in color management in its new blog.

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Color & Appearance Testing

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The process of evaluating the accuracy of color in plastics is evolving from art to science. There is still a tremendous amount of reliance on the human eye, but advances in instrumentation such as spectrophotometers and colorimeters are helping compounders and processors to reproduce color with higher degrees of accuracy.


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