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You are a company creating objects in leather, fabrics, plastics, etc ... and you have difficulty in sharing the colors of your materials with your designers, marketing, printers and your customers? You want to simulate in a way realistic object colors using colors from your samples?

The solution :
First stage :
Create digital color charts from measurements made on your material samples with an XRite I1 Pro 3 PLUS type spectrophotometer or a spherical spectrophotometer like the Konica Minolta CM-26.

Then convert these color charts to make them compatible with your design software and the RIPs that will drive the printers of your service providers.The same color reference shared by all the players in the graphics chain will guarantee you greater control over communication and the production

Export the color chart in the format compatible with your design software or your RIP to print colors with maximum precision.

Tutorial on creating color tables with Coraye software:

Second step :
You have a catalog of clothes or objects to make that you must decline in several colors while respecting the colors of the reference materials.

The solution :
Use the Lab colors from your color chart generated by Coraye to modify the tint of your objects.
Printing your image in Lab mode, via your RIP, will allow you to create very realistic simulations for your "Prototype" images. use your images for catalogs or websites, you just need to convert them to CMYK or RGB depending on your use.

I draw your attention that the rendering of the images on the screen will depend on your screen. Use calibrated graphic screens to judge the colors on the screen. Similarly, use calibrated printing systems with sufficient gamut great for reproducing the colors of your images.

Original images:

Image modified using colors from your samples:

All the procedure explained in our tutorial:

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