Factors that Impact Precise Color Measurement of Fabrics

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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Textile industry largely depends on color measurement instruments. A lot of things depend on how a fabric or garment is appearing. The acceptance and rejection largely depend on color matching with master and color matching of components with base fabric. A fabric undergoes different type of testing and not only once, repeated tests are performed on the swatch to be assured about picking the right quality of the fabric. For color assessment, different textile color measurement instruments are used. Many of them are now equipped with memories to keep a track record of the events and the observations.

For getting reliable results, it is very important to develop an optimum procedure that can work in different conditions. The procedure is designed keeping the future aspects in mind and different testing conditions. To decrease the variation in the test results it is very important that a globally accepted standard should be followed. This gives accurate and repeatable results and helps in saving time and efforts of performing the same test repeatedly.

In this post, we would highlight some factors that could contribute to making a difference in the observations.

Light from surroundings is one major factor that interferes with the incident light and gives inaccurate test results. Right placement of sample is very important. It should be placed on a flat surface with no crease and fold. The aperture should be placed rightly on the sample, leaving no room for the external light to enter.

The thickness of the fabric is another parameter that alters the observations. If a sample is too thin, it allows the background color to interfere with the results. In such cases, layered fabrics are used. This helps in reducing the interference of background color with actual test results.

Usage of smart testing instruments helps in making and recording precise observations.

Testronix is the leading manufacturer and supplier of textile color measuring instruments. The instruments are designed with high-end technology and ergonomic design. Contact the experts today to know more about its suitability in your industry.

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