Ford once said: “you can get any color for your car as long as it is black”! Well, a lot has changed since then… There are so many colors available now that we need digital means to measure them.
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ew exciting low cost devices to measure color digitally. It explains the different types and what to expect. If you read this, you made the first step to understand these devices and you will be ready to take the next steps towards purchase decisions for yourself or your company.
Finding the color for a wall, a piece of furniture or apparel is not an easy task. Although a fan deck with color chips is often available for professionals it is not very easy to visually determine the right color. Experience is needed together with proper lighting of the sample.
Devices for measuring color are usually quite expensive but in the last 10 years low cost devices with specific functionalities entered the market and new developments are added every year. The price ranges from €/$ 50 – 700. The devices carry alluring names like Nix, Nano, Capsure, Node, Cube, Helper, Muse etc. We call this group of devices: “Low Cost Color capture Devices”.