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...any suggestion for common ref point

January 31 2012 at 7:00 PM
Shairan  (no login)
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You guys are right that comp monitors do not produce the same color. To make true comparison, we would need to place the object next to a Pantone chart under the same light. The latter I believed is trade marked, and can be expensive. Printing out from the web has the same problem that printers do not produce same color tone.

If only we have an almost universally available object that has the exactly the same color in which ever part of the world as a proxy for Pantone. That object's color would have been defined by the manufacturer using Pantone code anyway. So if we can find a 'creamy colored' product that is the anchor for 3 o'clock, and we know 12 o'clock is original white - then our senses will be able to make an educated intra-polation of what 1 and 2 o'clock means. If it is red or blue color anchor, it would have been easy because the color of a can of Pepsi or Coke is exactly the same off supermarket shelves where ever we live.

Like G said; a future WTB add could read, "looking for a 1680 hands, to match my current dial. Slightly lighter than {to be defined anchor pints 3, 6, 9 o'clocks} -- mmm.. about 2.45". Just kidding happy.gif, but who knows - may help to reduce the search.

Many thanks for the comments - much appreciated. Kind regards, Shairan

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  • Yes - Guillaume on Feb 1, 2012, 10:41 AM


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