Different Applications of Color Testing Instruments

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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Everything around us has a color and it is a very amazing thing to know the accuracy and consistency that a product range has. For instance, I have some 200 notebooks in front of me having a company logo and theme based print with very high level of consistency. Similarly, a brand of shirts offer exact similar print, thread, buttons and other components of the same color in the whole lot having different sizes. What makes these manufacturers achieve such precision? The answer is color testing instruments. After understanding these needs of color testing in different industries, Presto Group has developed a whole range of color measuring devices to cater the demand.

Textile Industry

A garment is comprised of multiple components like a collar, pocket, cuffs, buttons, thread, neckline, etc. A slightest of the difference in color leads to rejection of piece. Every garment is checked individually and only get approved if complies with all testing standards. Textile industry use testing instruments widely, spectrophotometer, colorimeter, precision spectrophotometer, colour matching cabinets are some of the commonly used color measurement instruments.

Packaging industry

Attractive and colorful packaging attract the attention of buyers in the first glance. Now, here the consistency plays a very crucial role. Every packet that is lined up in the rack should look cloned. Any discrepancy would leave an impression of the substandard quality of the product and negative reputation earned for the brand.

Food testing

Color measurement instruments is a common sight in the food coloring labs. Packaged food often have added colors into them. Some products are there in the market since years, but there is not even a slightest of the change in their appearance. This all happened due to quality testing of the contents using high-end color checkers. Sometimes, these devices also used to adjudge the quality of raw material. As color matching device accepts a defined range of color discrepancy, any entity below or above that would be rejected.


When you are assembling the components next to next, a smallest of variation can get highlighted easily. For instance, one tone difference of bumper and bonnet can raise questions about the quality management. Also, considering gloss factor is important in the automobile industry. The color of the vehicle should have the same appearance on the road and in the display room. If any variation is observed in broad daylight, it may create a sense of disappointment among the buyer.

Color testing is important for every industry; plastic, packaging, paper, you just name it. Every industry uses color testing devices in one way or other.

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