FREE BYK-Gardner Color Webinar 1

Color Systems for Solid Colors

May 25, 2016, 10am Eastern Time

(Available in different time zones around the world here)

Which color system is the best?

A  question with not just one answer!

Color control has historically been done by visually inspecting the samples and comparing them to a standard. The disadvantage of this process is its subjectivity. In 1976, the internationally agreed upon CIEL*a*b* system was adopted for more objectivity. Since then, several modifications of the CIEL*a*b* color equation like ΔE*CMC, ΔE*94, ΔE*2000 were introduced. The goal of the modifications was to improve the correlation between visual perception and instrumentally measured values. In this seminar, you will find out the strong and weak points of the different color equations with typical applications. More…

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Gloss in Theory and in Practice

April 14, 2016, 10am Eastern Time

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Whether matte or glossy – products with gloss variations are perceived as lower quality and can result in customer complaints. Gloss changes could be the result of a variety of process parameters as well as material properties. Objective and reliable measurement data with defined limits are the prerequisite for a stable production process. More…

Pre-Order the New 2016 BYK-Gardner Catalog Today! 1

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Be the first to get your BYK-Gardner catalog. Fill out the simple form below to pre-order one today!  Find out the latest on new products and get up-to-date pricing. Check out the theory sections and better understand the instruments that support your industry.

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Fill in the form below or call 800-343-7721 or 301-483-6500 to pre-order your BYK-Gardner Catalog today. If you are requesting multiple catalogs, please add that request to the additional comment section.

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You know it when you hear it. Musical harmony is the result of simultaneous notes or chords blending together to create a sound that is pleasing to the ear. The combination of different notes played or sung simultaneously creates harmonization. Musical groups such as The Doobie Brothers, Queen, and the Zac Brown Band perform harmonization with style and clarity.

Harmonic sound is enjoyable to hear.

Visual harmony is a different slant on the same idea. More…

Free byko-chart Sample Pack Reply

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BYK-Gardner has a free byko-chart drawdown chart sample pack that is available for your offices, labs or facilities around the world.  If you are interested in requesting these free drawdown charts, BYK-Gardner Laboratories Blog has included the form to request your byko-chart sample pack at the bottom of this post.

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Measurement of Color or Appearance on Small or Curved Parts Reply

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Sample size and shape are important considerations when selecting a color or appearance instrument. Instruments typically have a fixed aperture size, and samples must cover the entire aperture in order to be measured accurately. More…

BYK-Gardner Calibration and Accreditation, What Does It Mean for You? 1

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Every year or so, it comes time to send in your instrumentation to be calibrated per your quality control protocols.  You receive your instrument back along with a traceable certificate.  Or, you may even have a Field Service Engineer visit you on-site to calibrate and certify your instruments.  But, that certificate that you hold in your hand, that you file away, what does it mean for you? More…

Using the cloud-runner for Process Modification Verification Reply

Automotive OEMs are constantly looking for ways to make manufacturing more efficiently while producing a better vehicle. Use of the cloud-runner can provide valuable feedback when evaluating new paint processes and paint formulations for the presence of mottle or striping. More…