Thought I’d throw this to the group:
What are you using for color standards for plastics? I know there’s the Pantone set cor a cool $3300, but what’s really practical. I use PMS to spec colors, but not always; particularly for metallics. Automotive colors are useful, but they can be difficult to match in plastic. It’s almost like I have to send a color chip or sample of something to match that the client has signed off on to make sure.
I posted about receiving a “Color Trends” set of sample chips form Americhem on my blog:
But I’m looking to find out what everybody’s using. Thanks,
Color chips, PMS book, or actual resin samples.
It’s easier when every product you make is black though.
Pantone and Munsell books are too limited so we run custom colors on just about everything.
Munsell has a division: ColorXpress that has a service to produce and stock color chip standards. Requiring that our suppliers purchase and match to our spec or visuall approval.
this applies to any material/process they might be using.
Of course, but which black? Not even all black colorants are the same…
How expensive is the Munsell system?