The Color Matching Process
color matching process begins with you, the client. Specifically, a sample
of your color and some basic information on the final product that you
will be producing.
First, provide us with a sample of your desired color.
Or, you may request samples of previously formulated colors to select
from. Suggested sample forms:
- The final product
- Pantone color number
- Other Materials
Second, we will use the application requirements specified,
in the pigment selection for your color formula. Please include the following
information on your final product:
- The application
- The base resin used
- Whether the product needs FDA approval
- Requested lifetime of the part if exposed to sunlight
- Your production process, including typical heat the product
will be processed under
- Part thickness
- Let down ratio
- Color tolerance
- Whether Spectrophotometric (Delta E Tolerances) readings
- Whether a sample of color concentrate is requested
After we receive your sample, we will take initial Spectrophotometric
readings to generate a starting formula for the color. An initial sample
run is then produced and compared to the sample on a visual and Spectrophotometric
basis. Once a final color match is achieved, we will provide you with
sample chips, an MSDS, an FDA Certification Letter (if applicable), and
a sample of the color concentrate if so requested.
Our Color Matching Department is working for you, to produce
the best color, at a price that meets your application's requirements.
For instance, if your product is disposable, we can use pigments with
lower light stability and thereby reduce the cost of your final product.