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These objective measurements optimize the confidence of your quality decisions. HunterLab expertise and Our spectrophotometers measure your product color and give numerical values that correlate to what you see. HunterLab's more than 60 years of experience and expertise ensure that you have the right spectrophotometer for your application. That's why thousands of companies have selected HunterLab to be their color measurement partner.

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Human perception of color varies greatly from person to person. Things like color blindness, eye fatigue and different l...
09/15/2020
L*a*b* vs. L*C*h Coordinates - HunterLab Horizons Blog

Human perception of color varies greatly from person to person. Things like color blindness, eye fatigue and different light sources all affect the way each individual sees color. To help eliminate variation and standardize color measurement for consistency, the L*a*b* and L*C*h* coordinates were developed. Learn more! #HunterLab #colormeasurement

Human perception of color varies greatly from person to person. Things like color blindness, eye fatigue and different light sources all affect the way each individual sees color. To help eliminate variation and standardize color measurement for consistency, the L*a*b* and L*C*h* coordinates were de...

Color is a dominant presence in our daily lives. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat, we are constantly viewing ...
09/10/2020
Color Perception With Different Light Sources (Metamerism) - HunterLab Horizons Blog

Color is a dominant presence in our daily lives. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat, we are constantly viewing and evaluating color. But how does light affect the colors we see? If you’ve ever noticed that your color perception changes with different light sources, then you’ve experienced a vexing phenomenon known as metamerism. Learn more

Color is a dominant presence in our daily lives. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat, we are constantly viewing and evaluating color. But how does light affect the colors we see? If you’ve ever noticed that your color perception changes with different light sources, then you’ve experienc...

💡 The possibilities color measurement offers today arose from years of study and development. When you understand the hi...
09/08/2020
The History of Color Measurement Devices - HunterLab Horizons Blog

💡 The possibilities color measurement offers today arose from years of study and development. When you understand the history of color measurement devices, you can better understand how they work and the benefits they offer. Let’s take a look at how far the color measurement field has come.

#colormanagement #ColorMeasurement #hunterlab

People have been working to understand color for centuries. Because color plays such a large role in many aspects of life — from art to commerce — people need reliable ways to communicate about color. Color measurement instruments make it possible to consistently quantify, compare and reproduce...

The human eye can see millions of colors. However, it won't always distinguish colors from one another accurately. You m...
09/03/2020
What Is CIELAB Color Space? - HunterLab Horizons Blog

The human eye can see millions of colors. However, it won't always distinguish colors from one another accurately. You may perceive two slightly different colors as the same or see differences in objects of identical color depending on your viewing angle and lighting. This creates challenges when communicating about color. To reproduce an exact desired color every time, manufacturers and designers need ways to quantify a color's properties and determine the numerical difference between shades.

The human eye can see millions of colors. However, it won’t always distinguish colors from one another accurately. You may perceive two slightly different colors as the same or see differences in objects of identical color depending on your viewing angle and lighting. This creates challenges when ...

Every day you are surrounded by colors — they may inspire, motivate or remind you of something else you experienced. Bec...
09/01/2020
Color Meanings and Communication - HunterLab Horizons Blog

Every day you are surrounded by colors — they may inspire, motivate or remind you of something else you experienced. Because color plays such an important role in how most people experience the world, it also looms large in the human psyche. Different colors affect mood in significant ways. As a result, you can use specific colors to communicate ideas and even influence behavior.

Every day you are surrounded by colors — they may inspire, motivate or remind you of something else you experienced. Because color plays such an important role in how most people experience the world, it also looms large in the human psyche. Different colors affect mood in significant ways. As a r...

If you work with color additives, taking accurate color measurements is a must. With the help of a specialized tool like...
08/27/2020
Everything You Need to Know About Dye Allergies - HunterLab Horizons Blog

If you work with color additives, taking accurate color measurements is a must. With the help of a specialized tool like a spectrophotometer, you can identify appropriate color levels and ensure your products meet regulations. Whether you need to select how much additive to use or identify differences in color for consumer studies, our collection of color measurement tools can help.

#ColorMeasurement #colormanagement #hunterlab

Everything You Need to Know About Dye Allergies If you’re like most people in the world, you consume or come into contact with dye on a daily basis. Food, drugs, personal care products and textiles all make use of dye to change product appearance and help with identification. In the manufacturing...

A product’s appearance has a significant impact on consumer purchasing behavior. When encountering a product, consumers ...
08/26/2020
The Importance of Color in Industry - HunterLab Horizons Blog

A product’s appearance has a significant impact on consumer purchasing behavior. When encountering a product, consumers quickly make decisions about that product’s utility, value and intended use, so brands across industries need to make a positive first impression. Color is one effective way companies communicate information through product appearance.

#colormeasurement #colormanagement #hunterlab

A product’s appearance has a significant impact on consumer purchasing behavior. When encountering a product, consumers quickly make decisions about that product’s utility, value and intended use, so brands across industries need to make a positive first impression. Color is one effective way co...

08/24/2020
Contact Us: Headquarters, Offices & Distributors | HunterLab

🔥 🔔 Free Color & Appearance Measurement Consultation!

With COVID-19, each day brings new disruptions that add to ongoing challenges. Uncertainties are heightened and control seems elusive, except one thing—Objective Color & Appearance Measurement. We know this better than anyone!

Though we’ve worked with thousands of companies, you’ll feel like our one and only. We have answers to all your questions. As industry pioneers since 1956, we’ve learned a lot along the way. And we’re more than happy to share.

Request a Free Color & Appearance Measurement Consultation: https://www.hunterlab.com/contact/

#COLORMEASUREMENT #COLORMANAGEMENT #hunterlab

Whether you’re seeking information regarding a product, a specific industry application, or distributors in your region, at HunterLab we’re happy to help and we’ll respond promptly.

Spectrophotometer vs. Colorimeter: What's the Difference?
08/06/2020
Spectrophotometer vs. Colorimeter: What's the Difference? - HunterLab Horizons Blog

Spectrophotometer vs. Colorimeter: What's the Difference?

Spectrophotometer vs. Colorimeter: What’s the Difference? Color surrounds us every moment of our lives and affects our emotions, behaviors and beliefs in large and small, conscious and unconscious ways. Color can set a mood, warn us of danger, give us critical information and even bring us joy. De...

What Is Color, and How Do We See Color?
07/28/2020
What Is Color, and How Do We See Color? - HunterLab Horizons Blog

What Is Color, and How Do We See Color?

Every object we see has color, and it is an essential part of how we interpret the world. But color isn’t an inherent quality of the objects in front of us. Consider a classic red apple. If you look at it under a blue-tinted light, it will appear somewhat blue, and if you look at [...]

🔔  #SHIFT20 kicks off today. ✅ ✅Join us at the virtual expo from 13-15 July to learn about our innovative color & appear...
07/13/2020

🔔 #SHIFT20 kicks off today. ✅ ✅

Join us at the virtual expo from 13-15 July to learn about our innovative color & appearance solutions for various Food 🍟🍞& Beverage ☕️ 🍹 applications.

#HunterLab Virtual Booth / Showroom: https://bit.ly/2VPdEtJ
#SHIFT20 Registration: https://bit.ly/2ZGiwCp
#SHIFT20 Planner Tool: Add #HunterLab to your Planner account (Save appointments to your personalized calendar, Add favorites/product recommendations etc) here: https://bit.ly/2O0w46g
Enjoy this newest virtual experience! 🖥 📱#ColorMeasurement #VirtualShow #IFT20 #hunterlab #SHIFT20

👉👉 📣 Going Virtual!  Join us at the  #SHIFT20 Virtual Event & Expo (#IFT20), July 13-15th to learn about our innovative ...
07/06/2020

👉👉 📣 Going Virtual! Join us at the #SHIFT20 Virtual Event & Expo (#IFT20), July 13-15th to learn about our innovative color & appearance measurement solutions for various Food & Beverage applications.
#HunterLab Virtual Booth / Showroom: https://bit.ly/2VPdEtJ

#SHIFT20 Registration: https://bit.ly/2ZGiwCp

#SHIFT20 Planner Tool: Add #HunterLab to your Planner account (Save appointments to your personalized calendar, Add favorites/product recommendations etc) here: https://bit.ly/2O0w46g

Enjoy this newest virtual experience! 🖥 📱#ColorMeasurement #VirtualShow #IFT20 #hunterlab #SHIFT20

What is a Spectrophotometer? How do we use it? The science behind this tool is powerful and can be used in several diffe...
06/21/2020
What Is a Spectrophotometer and How Does It Work? - HunterLab Horizons Blog

What is a Spectrophotometer? How do we use it? The science behind this tool is powerful and can be used in several different ways. To clear things up, we’ve put together some information on the pros and cons of spectrophotometers and how they contribute to different products and technologies, so let’s dive in. #colormeasurement #HunterLab

While a spectrophotometer might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, it is actually a powerful tool that companies across the world use to improve their products and learn more about the world. It can tell us if oil is contaminated or if a fruit is ripe. It can also ensure that consistency an...

Color theory is all around us — in the products we use, the images we see and the nature in our backyards. Understanding...
06/16/2020
Basics of Color Theory - HunterLab Horizons Blog

Color theory is all around us — in the products we use, the images we see and the nature in our backyards. Understanding color theory is critical to anyone in design, and it plays a crucial role in product development and brand imagery. Even color theory psychology is a growing trend. So what is it exactly? #colormeasurement #hunterlab

Color theory is all around us — in the products we use, the images we see and the nature in our backyards. Understanding color theory is critical to anyone in design, and it plays a crucial role in product development and brand imagery. Even color theory psychology is a growing trend. So what is i...

06/10/2020
DQNB Install & use

This video explains how to install the Digital Qualification NoteBook (DQNB) and provides step-by-step instruction on how to use. #Validation #Compliance #HunterLab #ColorMeasurement

This video explains how to install the Digital Qualification NoteBook (DQNB) and provides step-by-step instruction on how to use.

Learn about food color standards established by the FDA, including what technology your business can use to operate with...
06/05/2020
Food Coloring Regulations and Standards - HunterLab Horizons Blog

Learn about food color standards established by the FDA, including what technology your business can use to operate within regulation. #HunterLab #ColorMeasurement

In the past 100 years, the amount of food coloring used in food has increased drastically. This shift is due in part to manufacturers’ growing emphasis on making food look more appealing, last longer and attract as many consumers as possible. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) imposes str...

04/20/2020
Aeros 2 workspaces

👁👉This video demonstrates how easy it is to color measure multiple different product samples on a HunterLab Aeros color spectrophotometer, using its capability to store and recall different workspaces, with different product parameters. #hunterlab #colormeasurement

This video demonstrates how easy it is to color measure multiple different product samples on a HunterLab Aeros color spectrophotometer, using its capability...

04/10/2020
ColorFlex EZ measuring two salad dressings

👉👉This video 🎥 demonstrates just how easy it is to use a HunterLab ColorFlex EZ color spectrophotometer to measure and compare samples like salad dressings to a production standard, using the ring & disc accessory. 👁#colormeasurement #hunterlab

This video demonstrate just how easy it is to use a HunterLab ColorFlex EZ color spectrophotometer to measure and compare samples like salad dressings to a p...

🥁 🥁📣 #HunterLab 👁 is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. Check it out at 👉👉https://www.hunte...
03/31/2020

🥁 🥁📣 #HunterLab 👁 is excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. Check it out at 👉👉
https://www.hunterlab.com/

+Improved design +SolutionFocussedApplications +TargetMarketing +RefreshedMission +Simplicity & More... We hope this new website provides you with valuable content and resources... #colormeasurement #newwebsite

What is the relationship between the APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen and Gardner color scales? 🤔👇
01/21/2020
What is the relationship between the APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen and Gardner color scales? - HunterLab Horizons Blog

What is the relationship between the APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen and Gardner color scales? 🤔👇

The APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen and Gardner visual color scales were both originally based on liquid chloroplatinate color standards but have different history and intended use. In the chemical, pharmaceutical and plastics industries, APHA/Pt-Co/Hazen is used to differentiate trace amounts of yellowness in nea...

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas 🎅!
12/23/2019

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas 🎅!

11/26/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

👋 We are at #IBIE2019 (International Baking Industry Exposition) in Las Vegas 🎰 exhibiting our innovative color and appe...
09/10/2019

👋 We are at #IBIE2019 (International Baking Industry Exposition) in Las Vegas 🎰 exhibiting our innovative color and appearance measurement solutions. We are focused on helping our customers achieve successful outcomes. Stop by and have a conversation 🤝with us (Booth #644)

#colormeasurement #hunterlab #bakingexpo #ibie

Hunterlab Malaysia
08/30/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

#56 What are the SCAA Roast Coffee Standards?

The SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) has produced a series of eight visual color standards for roast classification of ground coffee.

Visual SCAA Roast Coffee Color Standards from “very light” to “very dark”.

SCAA item R4001 consists of a light-weight black vinyl kit (10″ x 12″ x 1 3/4″) containing eight color disks, numbered in increments of 10 ranging from “Very Light” (tile # 95) to “Very Dark” (tile #25).

The kit also includes 2 background sheets, two standard Petri dishes for sample presentation for visual evaluation, and an easy-to-read manual. These (8) industry standard disks were designed to provide a visual guide for the degree of roast as a purchasing specification for both roasters and their customers.

Reporting in SCAA visual grades is inherently less precise than using Hunter L, a, b or CIE L*, a*, b* color values and correlated SCAA Coffee #. For best results using this visual coffee color evaluation system, you need to use balanced white light that minimizes the glare off the card and visually offset the texture difference between the roast ground coffee and the flat, uniform coffee standard. The SCAA # and Roast Classification system can perform well as a purchasing specification.

The HunterLab ColorFlex EZ Coffee meter comes with a built-in correlation to report both SCAA # and SCAA Roast Classification, as well as the HCCI – HunterLab Coffee Color Index used for roast process control.

Find us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected] for more information.

Hunterlab Malaysia
07/19/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

# 50 Hunterlab ColorFlex EZ Coffee Meter

HunterLab developed ColorFlex EZ Coffee meter. The colour of coffee is important because it is predominantly used to assess the degree of roasting. The CFEZ Coffee is specially designed to measure the color of roasted coffee grounds, freeze-dried coffee, and instant powders.

Specialty scales have been added to the CFEZ to help easily determine the quality of the coffee being measured.
These scales include the
-HunterLab Coffee Color Index (HCCI),
-SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) Number, and
-SCAA Roast Classification.

The CFEZ Coffee also now comes with a PQ (performance qualification) coffee tile. This tile allows the user to check the CFEZ Coffee instrument to ensure that it is reading color as expected.

The CFEZ Coffee has been designed to consistently measure lot to lot differences to improve upon consistency and batch to batch production quality. By using the CFEZ Coffee it will be easy for to define the degree of roasting. The CFEZ Coffee gives users a quick and easy way to quantitatively determine the quality of their coffee.

You can also visit us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected] for more information. Have a nice day!

05/22/2019
APHA Vista standardization

A brief lesson in standardizing your Vista to measure APHA samples.

#hunterlab #colormeasurement

A brief lesson in standardizing your Vista to measure APHA samples.

Hunterlab Malaysia
05/11/2019

Hunterlab Malaysia

# 43 What is Colour and how is it measured?

The most important part of Hunterlab concept is helping our customers to measure colour. We have shared many posts on colour application in this world but have you ever wonder how colour exists? At this post, you will learn more about why colour appear as they do and how they are measured.

1. 3 Components in colour observation: Light , An object , An observer.

2. A LIGHT source emits radiant energy in the form of visible light from 400 to about 700nm.
Light source is one of the elements that must be controlled in order to accurately judge colour. CIE has developed standardized illuminants for colour judgement by human observers or measurement by instruments. Each illuminant has a different composition of various wavelengths of visible light.
The most common illuminants are :
D65 - Noon Daylight (commonly used)
A – incandescent
F2 - Cool White Fluorescent

3. OBJECTS that are viewed themselves contribute to the perception of color and appearance by modifying the light from the light source. Colorants in objects absorb some wavelengths of the light and reflect/ transmit other wavelengths.
Eg: A red object reflects the red wavelengths of light and absorbs all other wavelengths. It is the reflected red light that causes us to see the objects as red.

4. OBSERVER means a human eye which receives the light and the brain which provides the perception for the vision. Since different humans perceive colour and appearance in different ways, subjectively, attempts have been made to ‘standardize’ the human observer. Hence 2° and 10 ° Observer were developed by conducting experiments.

Conclusion :
All 3 elements of the observing situation should be taken into account in colour measurement.

For more information, please visit us at www.measurecolour.com.my or reach us at [email protected]

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