Abstract

The use of master color samples is widespread in industry as a means of color control and color standardization. The precision to which the standards have to be maintained varies with the industry, but in the case, for example, of automobiles, a very high consistency of color matching is demanded. Matches are most frequently judged by eye and color measuring techniques often find little favor. The extent to which physical instrumentation can and should replace visual inspection is debatable, but if analogy with the measurement of length or light is legitimate, then it would seem desirable to provide sets of permanent reference standards covering a wide range of colors and specified to the highest possible accuracy.

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1958 (3)

J. W. Perry, Nature 181, 1704 (1958).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. Wyszecki, Die Farbe 7, 37 (1958).

H. J. Keegan, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 281 (1958).

1957 (1)

W. D. Wright, Nature 179, 179 (1957).
[Crossref]

1956 (1)

1952 (1)

Chatfield, H. W.

H. W. Chatfield, Paint and Varnish Manufacture (Newnes, London, 1955).

Glasser, L. G.

Harvey, A. A. B.

A. A. B. Harvey, Paint Finishing in Industry (Draper, Teddington, England, 1958).

Keegan, H. J.

H. J. Keegan, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 281 (1958).

Neale, C. G.

C. G. Neale, Trans. Inst. Metal Finishing (to be published).

Perry, J. W.

J. W. Perry, Nature 181, 1704 (1958).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pulling, N. H.

N. H. Pulling (private communication).

Shipley, T.

Troy, D. J.

Walker, G. L.

Wright, W. D.

W. D. Wright, Nature 179, 179 (1957).
[Crossref]

Wyszecki, G.

G. Wyszecki, Die Farbe 7, 37 (1958).

Die Farbe (1)

G. Wyszecki, Die Farbe 7, 37 (1958).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (3)

Nature (2)

W. D. Wright, Nature 179, 179 (1957).
[Crossref]

J. W. Perry, Nature 181, 1704 (1958).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (5)

Handbook of Scientific Instruments (Physical Society, London, 1958) p. 70. Light and Lighting 51, 190 (1958).

N. H. Pulling (private communication).

C. G. Neale, Trans. Inst. Metal Finishing (to be published).

A. A. B. Harvey, Paint Finishing in Industry (Draper, Teddington, England, 1958).

H. W. Chatfield, Paint and Varnish Manufacture (Newnes, London, 1955).

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Six stages in the coloring of a car body.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Chromaticities of six tiles derived from spectral reflection measurements made with several different types of spectrophotometer. ○=nonrecording spectrophotometers (single monochromator); ●=nonrecording spectrophotometers (double monochromator); ×=G. E. recording spectrophotometers.