Datacolor is proud to provide color solutions for leading manufacturers, designers and retailers. Please review these case studies to learn how Datacolor provides unique spectrophotometers, colorimeters and software applications for color process management.
|AUDI uses Datacolor’s portable 45G CT
For users like automobile manufacturer Audi, it is vital that visual deviations are detected before they affect the production quality. Especially for automotive interiors, where individual parts often have different surfaces, the overall visual effect should still be harmonious. The different measurements should define the visual impression of the color, gloss level and effect of the surface texture. Therefore, Audi needs a hand-held measuring device equipped with analysis software for evaluating the measurement results.
|Benecke-Kaliko and Datacolor collaborate to support Volkswagen in guaranteeing design quality, while saving cost and time
One of the key tangible aspects of a car brand image lies in its external and interior appearance, that is a combination between color, gloss and texture. This explains why leading global automobile manufacturers invest so much in ensuring high quality design and color harmony, both critically important in the car purchase decision process. Datacolor is continuously looking to optimize color harmony, while helping reduce production time and therefore save costs. The 45G reference-grade handheld spectrophotometers, for instance, of which Benecke-Kaliko bought 6 units recently, was especially developed to improve the QA process in automotive interior applications.
|Walmart and Datacolor Partner To Install Eight Spectrophotometers, Accompanying Software And Two Color-Comparison Applications, All From Datacolor International, Lawrenceville, N.J
Walmart chose Datacolor’s color matching technology to streamline color selection of lab dips by manufacturers or suppliers to a specific color ordered by designers. Wal-Mart introduced the system to it’s suppliers many of whom have begun using this equipment to communicate color specifications with Wal-Mart. Datacolor’s technology resulted in time and cost savings allowing Walmart to respond to market demands more efficiently.
|Leading Thai-based Plastics Producer Chooses Datacolor MATCH-PIGMENT & Datacolor 650
Pioneer chose color matching software Datacolor MATCH-PIGMENT® (designed specifically for plastics industry) and combined it with the Datacolor 650® for achieving accurate automated color recipe creation for plastics products (transparent, translucent coatings and transparent to opaque plastic color selection). Datacolor MATCH-PIGMENT software accommodates virtually all of the variables that can impact color formulation, including film thickness, opacity and pigment loading. It also allows for additional ingredients and multiple combinations for easy batch correction. Users can match, correct, and scale formulas as well as perform search and evaluation functions from one screen.
|Datacolor and BMW Work On Digital Color Development For Car-Interior Master Samples
“Digital Color Development” is a partnership between Datacolor and BMW for reducing the development time of matching colors to create master samples using innovative color communication technology allowing car manufacturers to select the right car-interior color. Digital color development opens up entirely new perspectives for coordination of the colors of different materials within the supply chains of automotive manufacturers. Attractiveness of exterior and the interior color design are precisely matched. Materials such as plastics, leather, textiles, painted surfaces form a perfect harmony of colors. This must be accomplished under varying lighting conditions and from any viewing angle, regardless of the different textures and finishes (matte, glossy, embossed, etc). By implementing the ENVISION technology using standard quality control software TOOLS 2.0, each partner in the supply chain can assess the digital color samples.
|The Limited Adopts Color Measurement From Datacolor As It’s Color Standard
The Limited chose Datacolor for a standardized color system allowing faster reaction to fashion trends on orders nearing the production phase and providing suppliers with measurement instruments for determining whether colors meet specifications.
|Datacolor and Hesse-Lignal Have Developed A Unique Color Mixing System For Colored Wood Stains And Varnishes
Architects, interior designers and furniture designers are increasingly using color and the natural appearance of woods in combination with other materials. For Hesse-Lignal, a leading manufacturer of wood coatings, the color formulation software Datacolor MATCH™ AFX reduces time, cost and resources needed for the development of color stains and varnishes. Hesse-Lignal and Datacolor have combined outstanding color measurement technology with color science and production expertise, thus developing the most exact and efficient color formulation solution for colored wood stains and glazes on various wood types.
|Bezema Laboratory Services Utilize State-Of-The-Art Laboratory Dyeing Technology From Datacolor®
Bezema develops and produces textile dyes, auxiliaries for all areas of textile finishing, textile care, construction chemicals and performance chemicals. The company tested the new AHIBA® IR PRO laboratory dyer and utilized state-of-the-art laboratory dyeing technology from Datacolor.
|JCPenney Partners With Datacolor To Cut Costs, Perfect Color Matching Across Textile Lines
JCPenney manufactures home décor and accessories that require color coordination ensuring color is consistent across multiple runs of a product and entire product lines. Datacolor pioneered the Datacolor Measurement Doughnut for 3D textile color measurement of pile and other 3D fabrics such as terry towels. Natific, a company specializing in factory capability assessments and production monitoring for color accuracy and precision, tested the methodology and consistency of results. It certified the program.