Utility Functions Of Computer Color Matching System

Computer Color Matching System (CCMS)

A computer color matching system (CCMS) is the latest system to predict and analyze the color of a sample. It is mostly used for the wet processing section. I have mentioned the functions of CCMS in one of my blogs. Now I would like to present an idea about the different parts of a CCMS, or how a CCMS is arranged, and the functions of different parts.

Functions Of Computer Color Matching System
Application Of Computer Color Matching System

The computer color matching system was first established in 1963 by the ICI dye stuff division for color matching prediction in their lab only for their customers. But CCMS was commercially introduced by the International Color System (ICS) in 1973. CCMS is now being developed by different CCMS manufacturing companies. Among all of them, DATA COLOR and KURABO are the best in this regard.

The following basic things are considered for CCMS:

  • Firstly, a spectrophotometer is the main color measurement instrument.
  • Secondly, reflectance comes from a mixture of dyes or pigments applied in a specific way.
  • Lastly, to judge the closeness of the color matching, an optical model of color (CIE Lab, Hunter Lab, or XYZ Model) is used.

Utility Functions Of Computer Color Matching System

CCMS has different parts through which it runs. The following are the main parts of CCMS with their functions:


The computer is needed for CCMS. In this system, special software is installed on the computer before running the CCMS. The spectrophotometer and printer are connected to the computer. When the spectrophotometer analyzes the color, the results are shown on the monitor, and if needed, the results could be printed out by the printer. All the information is sent from the hard disk of the computer.


The spectrophotometer is the main instrument of CCMS. The spectrophotometer has a sample holder in the middle of the front side. The sample holds on there. Then it takes the reflection of the light, analyzes the depth of the color, and shows the results on the computer monitor. It also makes decisions about the fastness properties of the sample.


The printer is joined with the computer for printing the results.

So, a computer color matching system is the best way to find out the solution to sample color. Try to use it in your practical life. If you have a better idea let me know.

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