“It cannot work… how can we trust numerical color data without doing visual assessment of the color?” Just like the Taiwan based mill Taily Dyeing & Finishing Co. Ltd used to think, many brands, retailers and mills don’t believe that they can rely on numbers in their color development.
Taily Dyeing & Finishing used to buy and wait for the physical color standards from a commercial color standard provider, proceed with lab dip by matching to the standard, and submit the lab dip to the customer for feedback.
Months and dollars are going down the drain for all supply chain participants when holding on to this old process.
Today, the mill don’t have to ask their customer for color approval and they don’t need to figure out why a comment from a customer is different from what they see during their visual assessment.
What’s the magic happening?
As soon as the mill receive a feasible* Master Digital Standard electronically from their retail customer, they use their tools to formulate a recipe and immediately proceed with the lab dipping. They check the color to match the requirements by viewing the numbers calculated by the spectrophotometer, read the report and adjust the recipe if needed.
Are the team at Taily Dyeing & Finishing convinced that numbers can replace physical color samples and speed up supply chains? Mr Huang Chuan-Hsin at Taily Dyeing & Finishing told natific that;
“Starting something new is always challenging and it takes time for all parties to set a new routine. However, it didn’t take long for us to experience a faster, more efficient and precise color development despite that some people didn’t believe that they could rely on the numbers.
We advise everyone who would like to speed up their production process to replace their physical color standards with Master Digital Standards, and to join natific’s Color Accreditation Program.”
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*Physical and digital color samples from commercial color standard providers might not be feasible on all of your requested material, but need to be adjusted prior to sending them to your suppliers. An independent expert like natific can help you with this.