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  • Batch Color Matching

    Posted by ledude on June 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Hello all. I was wondering what tools are out there to accurately match colors between batches? We want to ensure the same consistency from batch to batch and are looking for a more technical approach than just holding up colors in a bottle. Any suggestions? This is for a water-thin liquid. Thanks!

    ledude replied 9 years ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Beaver

    June 10, 2015 at 3:37 pm
  • Bobzchemist

    June 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    You can adapt the colorimeters used to match paint, but it’s a whole lot of work and a big investment - and even after spending a bunch of money, you still might not get the accuracy needed. A trained color evaluator, using a color booth, is usually better than any program/meter I’m aware of.

    It’s less expensive if you are just trying to measure color, rather than having the program color match and adjust for you.
    When using a machine, though, one of the drawbacks is that you have to be very careful to prepare your samples precisely the same way each and every time.
  • ledude

    June 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Great, thank you both. Seems like the visual inspection is the best way to go for now. 

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