You might see the world differently! This advice will lower the risk of errors.
We all see the world differently depending on factors like genetics, mood, the surrounding colors, the light, and where in the world we are. That’s where color tools like spectrophotometers and digital color communication come in.
However, you might still end up looking at different colors due to color change after the drying process. This is the effect of thermotropism*, which happens to around 70% of all shades!
Watch this short clip to lower the risk of seeing the world differently.
Click PLAY on the video to get our advice how to lower your risk.
* Thermotropism mainly occurs on red, rubine, violet or scarlet shades. The color difference can be very high with deCMC up to 10! This can have an effect also for other shades where red elements are used. Usually not as high, but still reaching a deCMC of up to 2-3. Around 70% of shades have thermotropic effect as red is commonly used.
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Video transcript: Variation in color can be caused by the sample preparation. To prevent the effect of thermotropism (color change after the drying process), it is necessary to condition the sample prior to color measurement (digital assessment) or visual assessment. Check these two things at your mill: 1) Is there a conditioning cabinet present and in operation? If not, is there a conditioning room available and in operation? 2) Are all samples conditioned for temperature, relative humidity, and light prior to measurement on the spectrophotometer or visual assessment? Following are the standard settings for the conditioning: temperature: 22°C ± 3°C, relative humidity: 50% ± 5%, time: 30 min in a condition cabinet or 4 hours in a conditioning room. One standardized color procedure will help you meet your color targets!