Over 10,000 brands trust Datacolor with their color challenges, because we understand that details count, color matters and trust is everything. Datacolor is proud to provide color solutions for leading manufacturers, designers and retailers, such as:

Nike, Under Armour, Hugo Boss, Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Lululemon, Victoria Secret, Triumph, CSI, Archroma, PPG, Sherwin-Williams, DAW, Jotun, Nippon Paint, Ace Hardware, AllPro, Audi, BMW, BASF, and much more

 

Please review these case studies to learn how Datacolor provides unique spectrophotometers, colorimeters and software applications for color process management.

 

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Nick Slavik

Matching Colors and Growing Business: How Nick Slavik Uses ColorReader for Painting and Restoration Work

Nick Slavik, proprietor of the Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co., is often called upon for historical color matching. And like any successful business person, Nick knows that time is money. That’s why the time he saves using the Datacolor ColorReader is so valuable to him.

 

s.Oliver

From painful manual look-ups to matches at the press of a button

“The search for the needle in a haystack has finally come to an end. The ColorReaderPRO supports us perfectly in the selection and assignment of color codes and saves a lot of time and effort. We were able to reduce the time required by 80% and can now make decisions very quickly.”
– Katja Bilharz , Head of design at s.Oliver Women

 

Techmer PM

From Discontinued Service to a Competitive Edge: Why Techmer PM Switched to Datacolor

“We have seven locations in the Americas. It’s amazing to be able to measure a color in Mexico or California and I can evaluate it here in Tennessee. It used to be a bit of a hodgepodge before with a bunch of limitations.” – Brian West, VP of Color Technologies at Techmer PM

 

DAW

DAW Partners with Datacolor for Stress-Free Color Selection with the ColorReaderPRO

Datacolor partnered with the German building paint manufacturer DAW, to implement Datacolor’s newest, hand-held color matching solution, ColorReaderPRO, for use in its retail stores and by pro painters.

 

SEKISUI SPI

Global thermoplastic manufacturer chooses Datacolor to manage color matching workflow and speed up the decision making process.

 

Hesse Lignal

Hesse Lignal, a leading manufacturer of coatings, and Datacolor® have developed a unique Colour Mixing System for coloured wood stains and varnishes. For Hesse Lignal the colour formulation software Datacolor MATCH™ AFX saves time, costs and resources which are required for the development of colour stains and varnishes. Hesse Lignal and Datacolor have combined outstanding colour measurement technology with colour science and production expertise, thus developing the most exact and efficient colour formulation solution for coloured wood stains and glazes on various wood types.

 

In addition to professional colorimeters for the formulation of different shades, Hesse Lignal also offers the ColorReaderPRO from Datacolor, which helps designers and craftsmen to search for shades in a fast, easy and affordable way.

 

Nippon Paint

Nippon paint partners with Datacolor to enhance color accuracy and improve efficiency, while further advancing the development of their innovative repainting services.

Pison Stream Solutions

Datacolor’s Unmatched Accuracy Drives Product Innovation at Pison Stream Solutions

Pison Stream Solutions serves high-profile aerospace, marine and government markets. The pressure to deliver the right products that meet their clients’ needs is high. Learn more about how Pison Stream Solutions achieves accuracy and precision with Datacolor solutions.

Hugo Boss

Trendsetter in using digital color assessment for “Mix & Match” suits

HUGO BOSS’ “Create Your Look” modular mix & match system enables different cuts, styles and sizes to be combined without compromising on fit and quality. The particular challenge with mix & match styles is that quality and color of every bolt of fabric must perfectly match. See how Hugo Boss is getting better matches by assessing color digitally.

 

Jotun Group

Jotun Group Partners with Datacolor® for Fast and Accurate Color Formulation

Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, was awarded to provide color matching solution to Jotun’s all 38 production facilities worldwide. For color professionals in paints, pigments and plastics, Datacolor’s Match Pigment software offers superior first-shot matches with powerful tools to optimize the cost and quality of recipes.

 

AUDI

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

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

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.

 

Pioneer

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.

 

BMW

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.

 

Limited

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.

 

Hesse Lignal

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

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.

 

 

JC Penney

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.