Everything You Need to Know About Datacolor Match Pigment 4
Color formulation and quality control
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Wondering what Match Pigment 4 color matching software is all about? We put together this guide to get you up to speed on our latest software and how it’s improving the digital color management process for the paint, pigment, and plastic industries.
What is Match Pigment?
Match Pigment is our color formulation software. It works in tandem with our spectrophotometers to help you achieve the right color every time. It can also save you time and money, but we’ll get to that a bit later. For now, here’s a short video:
Material-wise, what is Match Pigment designed for?
A whole range of materials, including paints, pigments, plastics, leather, inks, and cosmetics.
I heard that Match Pigment comes with something called “SmartMatch” technology. What’s that?
SmartMatch is something extra we added to Match Pigment. It’s in there to help you improve first-shot color match rates by up to 80%. It also reduces the need to make physical matches. Our resident paint and coatings expert, Jeff Watts, dives further into the details of SmartMatch.
Why is digital color management important?
Everyone sees color differently—even well-trained color experts. The way we see color can change from person to person and even by the hour. If someone’s eyes are fatigued or they’re just having an off day, it could easily lead to improper matches. And that starts the whole process over from the beginning. On the other hand, digital color management can cut costs, shorten formulation time, and help you gain a widespread reputation for accuracy.
Can you explain how Datacolor’s hardware and software work together?
We’d be happy to. The hardware (a spectrophotometer) is used for color measurement and can be either stationary or portable. The software component (Match Pigment in this case) gives you a visual display of that measured data. The result: digital color communication.
Makes sense. But how do I choose the right color management solution for my paint, coatings, or plastics needs?