I have written about the working principle of computer color matching systems in one of my blogs. Now I like to write about the functions of a computer color matching system (CCMS). All we know is that; CCMS is the system by which we can predict the shade of a sample by which we can run bulk production. Although it is a computerized system its accuracy is fine.
Functions Of Computer Color Matching System (CCMS)
There are lots of tasks that could be done by a computer color matching system. I like to mention most of the functions of CCMS below:
Prediction of the color match:
The main function of CCMS is to predict the color of a sample. In the lab dip section, it is necessary to match the shade of the sample. CCMS makes it easy to match the shade quickly. It also makes easy the work of a textile engineer who is responsible for it.
Color difference calculation:
We know that; when a sample is put in the sample holder of a spectrophotometer it analyzes the color of the sample. It also calculates the color difference between the sample and the dyed sample which is dyed according to the recipe of the CCMS.
CCMS also shows the metamerism of the sample color.
Pass and Fail option:
The sample which is dyed according to the recipe of the CCMS is it matches the buyer’s sample that could be calculated by this system. If the dyed sample fulfills the requirements then CCMS gives a pass decision and if can’t then it gives a fail decision. So, pass-fail can be decided by CCMS.
Colorfastness can be calculated by CCMS. There is a different colorfastness rating (1-5/1-8). CCMS analyze the color fastness and gives result.
A computer color matching system also stores the recipe of the dyeing for a specific shade. This shade library helps to find out the different documents against that shade. It is done both for the shade of sample and bulk dyed sample.
The cost of the produced sample can be compared with others. It also helps to choose the right dyes for dyeing.
Dyes strength evaluation:
It is important to evaluate the strength of the dyes which will be used for production. However, all of the dyes do have not the same strength. Dyes strength effects the concentration of dyes that will be used for dyeing.
Whiteness Indices are also maintained in CCMS.
A reflectance curve is also formed for a specific shade by which we can determine the reflection capability of that shade.
The computer color matching system also determines the color strength of the sample.
So, there are lots of objectives for computer color matching systems. If you want, you can try to get the benefits of CCMS.