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How to evolve your business in a pandemic

An interview with contractor Mat Sewerynek of Tasson Construction   To say that times are tough would be an understatement, which is exactly why we’re bringing you Chip’s Pro Tips – industry advice from industry experts.  Meet Mat.   After seeing his post about free renovation advice on Instagram, we reached out to Mat Sewerynek,… View Article

Multi-point Averaging: Case Study

Multi-point Averaging with the Nix Quality Control (QC) Color Sensor and App Not all products are uniform in colour (See case study on building blocks). When measuring the colour properties of a non-uniform surface, a colourimeter such as, the Nix Quality Control (QC) Color Sensor will “average out” the colour located within its field of… View Article

Liquids: Case Study

From petrochemicals, to pigments, to beverages, the colour characteristics of translucent liquids are often vital to a product’s performance in the marketplace. Alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer, whiskey, scotch, and tequila are high-margin consumer products where colour plays an important role in buying decisions in a store setting. This is because colour is one… View Article

Solid, Opaque Surfaces: Case Study

Many of today’s consumer goods are made of injection molded plastics. This injection molding process involves melting thermoplastic pellets, forcing molten liquid into a specialized mold to be cooled and hardened. Based on the customer’s specifications, the finished products need to all be of a precise, consistent colour. Plastic building blocks are a perfect example of… View Article

Is using a smartphone colour app accurate?

  Ever been captivated by a colour in your surroundings? Maybe it’s a brightly coloured flower or a mural that stopped you in your tracks. Trying to remember the exact colour of an item once it’s gone is challenging, so how do you record it accurately? Many people have asked why they can’t turn to… View Article

How do you Measure Color Accuracy?

The vast majority of the human population is extremely sensitive to differences and inconsistencies in colour. Intuitively, we are able to sense when a colour is ‘off’. However, when it comes to scientific equipment and colour sensors like the Nix Pro and Nix Mini, it becomes necessary to determine the accuracy in mathematical terms. Color “Co-Ordinates”… View Article

What is RGB Color?

Introduction to RGB Color The RGB colour system is one of the most well-known colour systems in the world, and perhaps the most ubiquitous. As an additive colour system, it combines red, green, and blue light to create the colours we see on our TV screens, computer monitors, and smartphones. Although used extensively in modern technology, RGB colour… View Article

What is Delta E or ΔE

Delta E, ΔE or dE, is a way of measuring the visible difference, or error between two colours mathematically. It is very useful for sorting “closeness” of paints to a scanned sample and has obvious applications in industrial and commercial quality control. The LAB colour system is used as a base system to calculate Delta E, as the… View Article

What is HEX?

HEX is just an alternative method of communicating RGB colours. Instead of each of the red, green and blue channels being represented by numbers from 0 to 255, they are represented in the hexadecimal number system, 00 to FF. The three channels are then typically combined into a single six-digit hexadecimal number, for example R=78, G=138, B=249 is… View Article

What is CMYK Color?

Introduction to CMYK Color The CMYK colour model, also known as process colour, was first popularized at the turn of the 20th century. After extensive experimentation in the 1800’s, it was found that cyan, magenta, and yellow inks provided the largest possible set of unique colours in printed media. Black ink, (the k stands forkey) was added to… View Article