Certify Program

Datacolor Certify Program ensures that supply chains are qualified and capable of meeting expectations for color quality. Helping brands, vendors and suppliers dramatically reduce the time and cost of product development.

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Evolution and Dynamics Change in Industry! As a brand, are you also facing the problems?

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Workflow Shifts

With the rise of remote work, increased difficulties in coordinating color approvals and communication with suppliers, leading to delays and inefficiencies in product development.

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It’s challenging to maintain consistent color standards across the supply chain, often relying on outdated, manual methods that are prone to errors and delays.


Struggle to ensure sustainable color practices across the supply chain, facing issues such as inefficient color matching processes leading to excess waste and environmental impact.

Source confidently with Datacolor Certify Program

Deliver your ideal color on-time, on-budget.

  • Gaining transparency into your supply chain’s capabilities to efficiently and effectively manage color.
  • Saving time on supply chain certification and shifting your color team’s auditing resources to focus on other priorities critical to delivering quality products to the consumer.
  • Shifting accountability to the point of manufacturing by giving qualified suppliers the ability to self-approve.

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Datacolor Certify Program will focus on the following three elements as part of the certification:

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Environmental conditions

Temperature and humidity levels can affect how color will look on the final product. It is important to keep your environmental conditions within the recommended range. Datacolor will also evaluate the daily log of conditions and how standards are stored.

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For the Datacolor Certify Program, light booths and spectrophotometers must be under an annual service contract. The instruments’ performance, conditions and usage will also be tested to make sure they comply with program standards. Software version, configuration and support will be checked as part of the assessment as well as antivirus protection.

For the Datacolor Certify Visual Program, only lightbooths will be evaluated. Spectrophotometers, software and antivirus protection are not included in this assessment program.

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Operator’s expertise

Success of the entire color development cycle is highly dependent upon operators. Their skills and knowledge will be evaluated during an initial pre-assessment test that is taken online. During the onsite assessment, a Datacolor representative will evaluate each operator’s understanding of procedures and equipment usage and test their color vision.

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What you need to know about vendor empowerment

Vendor empowerment is all about allowing your vendors to approve color on your behalf. And while it requires a lot of trust, the payoff is significant.

“Finally, no more discussions about color appearance based on subjective perception.”

“Moreover, HUGO BOSS is
saving time and money by not having to dispatch color samples.”

Anja Sick, Senior Technical Operations Laboratory, Product Division Clothing

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Get color right. Talk to a color expert today to find out how you can participate in the program. 

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