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15 Feb 2018

How does Colour Matching Work?

How does Colour Matching Work?

What would life be without colour? Colours are incredibly important in all areas of life, from interior design to education. Without colour we would find it hard to differentiate between foods and hazards, and we wouldn’t be able to be as creative in terms of art, design and photography. Colour palettes are increasingly important in consumer marketing and digital design – so it’s difficult to imagine a life without colour.

When you understand the fundamental importance of colour, like we do at Fascia Graphics, you understand the importance of colour matching. Everyone sees colours slightly differently, which means there has always been an element of human error when it comes to colour matching in manufacturing. However, with new technology and specialist software, it is now possible to colour match more accurately for a pristine finish.

A rainbow of colours

The human eye can recognise up to 10 million different colours – which is crazy to comprehend. With so many different shades co-existing, the challenges are obvious when it comes to producing identical items in large quantities. For example, when manufacturing thousands of membrane keypads or putting a print magazine into production, the mission is to ensure each product or image is the exact same shade as the next. This is even more vital in manufacturing large items such as vehicles, where each piece needs to match up.

When it comes to colour matching products such as graphic overlays and labels, we’ve invested in an innovative solution which is accurate and efficient. We use a one click colour matching solution and constantly check batches during the production process. Last year we also introduced the MIETrak ERP system which consolidates all of the software required for the manufacturing journey. It has consolidated all client data into a single location, meaning we can access details about the production planning and purchasing easily.

Additionally, the software records manufacturing data including materials and labour usage to track progress. This has further improved our in-house colour matching and ink matching department, to ensure perfect colour matching and cost effective production. Regardless of whether you are ordering membrane keypads, labels or liquid graphics, our ink technicians guarantee a perfect consistency for each batch.

Want to find out more about the colour matching process, or need guidance in choosing colours for your product? Get in touch with our friendly sales team.

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