Datacolor is proud to provide color solutions for leading businesses in an effort to bring greater color management solutions to manufacturers, designers and retailers. Please review these case studies to learn how Datacolor provides unique spectrophotometers, colorimeters and software applications for color process management.


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.