In today’s changing landscape, being able to adapt to new safety restrictions like working from home and social distancing, means we need to work smarter. Offices are closed, shipping is delayed because of border restrictions and Christmas-like shipping demands, and most non-essential employees are working from home wherever possible.

Thanks to Datacolor SpectraVision, you can measure samples in one region while someone else (somewhere else) reviews the data. This can be in your home office as well as your regular office space when the world reopens. Flexibility is paramount.

This means your production schedules can continue as previously planned, submissions can be streamlined, and approvals are not delayed because these can be done via digital reviews thanks to calibrated on-screen evaluations. You can use the high-resolution sample images as a reference for the final product, and incorporate them into other programs, such as your ERP system.

The Datacolor SpectraVision solution enables manufactures to objectively measure and digitally communicate color measurements for the multi-colored, textured, small-sized and irregular-shaped materials. This solution combines an advanced hyperspectral spectrophotometer with formulation and quality control software to measure, formulate, analyze, report, communicate, and visualize accurate color results.

Why is digital color management important?
Even for well-trained color experts, the perception of a color can vary from person to person and even hour to hour. We all see color differently. If colors aren’t properly matched, the process starts all over again. Digital color management can cut costs and shorten the time it takes to get designs from concept to the consumers who are eager to buy them. And now it’s available for the “unmeasurables”. Brands and textile mills, however, know the magic ingredients well: Digital color management tools: Spectrophotometers for digitally measuring the color of a material, quality control software, and lightboxes for evaluating colors under different light sources all lead to a more objective, less expensive and faster process.

… for solid colors, anyway. More than half of all materials—things like patterns, lace, yarn and trim (zippers, buttons, etc.)—don’t get this special treatment. The color accuracy of this material group (referred to as the “unmeasurables”) relies on a color team’s eyesight. And trained as these color experts may be, we all see color differently—not just person to person, but day to day and hour to hour.

So, you can probably understand why we’re so excited about the launch of SpectraVision, our answer to measuring the “unmeasurables”.

Enables consistent, repeatable color measurement for the “unmeasurable” material

• Improves product quality by removing subjectivity from the color measurement process • Ensures uniform assessment throughout the production process with high inter instrument agreement

• Allows the use of existing measurement data with backward compatibility to Datacolor benchtop instruments

Increase efficiency by reducing the steps to match and approve color :

▪ Decreases color approval steps and the number of physical samples required

▪ Lowers the cost associated with shipment of physical samples and maintenance of color standards with digital data

▪ Reduces cost and waste with fewer test trials

▪ Fast and accurate color formulation based on digitally measured data Onscreen color evaluation and communication of colorimetric data and high-resolution sample image improves efficiency and reduces the need to ship physical samples. We recommend using a calibrated monitor for onscreen evaluation.

This application would also prove useful in the textile industry, where manufacturers need to ensure the color consistency across multiple components of one garment, such as the zippers, buttons, trims and snaps of a jacket, or the lace, mesh, sole and body of a sneaker.

Matching color for lace:

Customers can measure the color of lace with SpectraVision and using Datacolor Match Textile software, can reproduce that color formulation. Lace was previously considered unmeasurable thanks to the intricacies and challenges with the materials. Thanks to the ability to now view images on-screen with a calibrated monitor, development time and shipping costs can now be reduced as the data is shared digitally.

Datacolor Spectra Vision is a unique solution that allows manufactures to objectively measure and digitally communicate color measurements for the multi-colored, textured, small-sized and irregular-shaped materials. The solution has application in a wide range of industries, such as textile prints, yarns, laces, trims, accessories, thermal plastics, textured building materials, very small sized materials.

Eliminates weeks in the development and production processes enabling an agile response to trends and customer needs

• Efficient color management of components in a garment or in coordinating sets

• Expedites decision making with digital communication of colorimetric and image data

• Shortens approval cycle by enabling color evaluation at the point of production

Name – Vikas Gangrade 
Designation- Regional Sales Manager
Datacolor