In-store Color Formulation Systems
BYK-Gardner's in-store color formulation systems provide a complete solution for effective control of your entire color management process. The robust auto-match III spectrophotometer provides an efficient and profitable solution in the paint store. The instrument uses a 45/0 circumferential illumination in order to match your samples as your eyes sees them. Or use the portable look-up system color-guide plus to custom match any object on site. Simply measure and store the color, bring the instrument back and have BYK-Gardner's auto-match software generate the match for you.
Light booths for visual color control
Colors appear differently under different lighting conditions. Use of a light booth to simulate different lighting conditions helps to obtain objective color assessments with highest confidence, improves communication and reduces product rejections. The BYK-Gardner light booths allow you to see what your product will look like – independent of location and environmental influences.
For effect finishes the byko-spectra effect light booth even simulates different viewing angles and direct sunlight for sparkle evaluation.
Reliable color control of transparent liquids
The color of transparent liquids is critical as a change can indicate contamination or impurities in the raw material, process variations caused by heating and oxidation, or degradation of products exposed to weathering over time. Visual tests have been established by comparing the sample to a known standard. Today, objective measurements can be done with color spectrophotometers that give reliable data on a consistent basis. Besides degree of yellowness, such spectrophotometers also describe color differences three dimensionally: red/green, yellow/blue and light/dark differences.
Spectrophotometer for total color control of effect finishes
Effect finishes change their appearance with viewing angle and lighting conditions. The BYK-mac i spectrophotometer is unique as it measures multi-angle color as well as sparkle and graininess for total color matching in one portable device. Additionally, it detects and quantifies fluorescent light in the visible range. The BYK-mac i spectrophotometer provides superior accuracy and low maintenance for many years due to a long-term stable light source and patented illumination control.
Color harmony and color stability control
Uniform color and appearance is directly associated with high quality and thus, an essential purchasing criteria. In order to control color harmony the spectro-guide measures color and 60° gloss simultaneously. The new spectro2guide spectrophotometer represents the next step in the evolution of color measurement. In order to guarantee color stability over time the spectro2guide combines a spectrophotometer with a fluorimeter in one portable instrument. This opens up the possibility to detect and quantify fluorescent light and to predict the color change after decay of fluorescence.