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More E The standardization of visual examination has greatly improved the uniformity of products and the accuracy of color matches. This practice is widely used in industry to choose colors, exhibit colors reproducibility, inspect incoming materials, monitor color producing processes, and inspect finished goods. Visual appraisal is particularly important when the product inspected is not of the same material as the color standard to which it is compared. The significance of the results depends on that being so. The selection, evaluation, and training of observers are treated in Guide E

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This practice specifies standard conditions for appraising the colors and color differences of opaque specimens that are diffusely illuminated. Daylight, the natural illuminant, is usually of primary interest, but natural daylight is highly variable and is not available at night or in interior rooms, so simulated daylight is generally used. Colors may match under a light source with one spectral power distribution, but not under another, so the match is usually confirmed under another very different source.

An incandescent lamp of low correlated color temperature has long been used to detect mismatches likely to appear under yellower phases of daylight or incandescent light.

Industrial color matchers often verify the match with the kind of light likely to be found where the product is sold or used. Judgments should be made by observers with superior color vision as rated with the FM Hue Test.

Even so, there may be substantial individual differences in judgments. Scope This practice specifies the equipment and procedures for visual appraisal of the colors and color differences of opaque materials that are diffusely illuminated. These specifications are of critical importance in color matching. This practice requires judgments by observers with a minimum of normal color vision and preferably superior as rated with the FM Hue Test as specified in Guide E Critical visual appraisal of colors and color differences of materials such as metallic and pearlescent paints requires illumination that is nearly a geometric simulation of direct sunlight, because such directional illumination permits observation of the sparkle glitter and goniochromatism that characterize such materials.

Such viewing conditions are beyond the scope of this practice. The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

The standardization of visual examination has greatly improved the uniformity of products and the accuracy of color matches.

The use of this practice is essential for critical color matching but is also recommended for any color appraisal, such as the choice or approval of a color. This practice is widely used in industry to choose colors, exhibit colors reproducibility, inspect incoming materials, monitor color producing processes, and inspect finished goods. Visual appraisal is particularly important when the product inspected is not of the same material as the color standard to which it is compared.

Observers: This practice is based on the fundamental assumption that the observer has superior color vision and is trained and experienced in observing and classifying color differences. The significance of the results depends on that being so.

D50 is recommended for applications involving color photography or color printing as specified in ISO Observers The validity of the results obtained by this practice depends on visual judgments by an observer or observers having superior color vision.

Even among normal observers. Color specifications dependent on this practice may require averaging the results obtained by a specified number of observers. The nature of an observers color vision can be ascertained by visual tests. Observers should be tested periodically, because an individuals color vision can change see Guide E Apparatus The apparatus shall consist of luminaires or viewing booth, specimen table, surround, and ambient field having the following spectral, photometric, and geometric characteristics: Spectral Power Distribution: The spectral power distribution of the radiant flux incident on the specimens depends not only on the source used, but on the nature of any diffuser employed and any reflecting surfaces, including those in the ambient field, that reflect flux to the specimens.

Daylight illumination shall be a spectral simulation of daylight of one or more of the following two kinds: average daylight, designated CTE Illuminant D65; or, for applications involving color photography or color printing, CIE Illuminant D This rating ensures that the source provides ultraviolet and visible power in the right proportions to make both nonfluorescent and fluorescent materials look very nearly the way they would in the corresponding phase of natural daylight.

Users of this practice should be aware of the fact that neither correlated color temperature nor chromaticity alone qualifies simulated daylight for this purpose.

This light is commonly produced by incandescent lamps operated at half their rated voltage. Fluorescent lamps are often provided. Recently, due to energy legislation, lamps simulating CIE Illuminant F2 have been limited to smaller sizes as used in specialty appliance applications One or several of these kinds of illumination, or other kinds, as specified, may be provided in a luminaire or viewing booth.

Provision must be made for selecting any one of the sources independently. The blending of a broadband daylight source with incandescent illumination has shown to be effective in detecting metamerism in some color matching applications.

Photometric Conditions: For critical evaluation of color differences of materials of medium lightness. For general evaluation of materials of medium lightness, the illumination shall be between and Ix 75 and fc. In either case, for viewing very light materials, the illumination may be as low as Ix 50 fc , and for viewing very dark materials it may be as high as lx fc. This higher level of illumination is usually obtained by holding the specimens nearer the source.

Geometric Conditions: The illumination shall be provided by an extended-area source located above the specimens and shall be sufficiently directional to reveal the texture of specimens. Surround and Ambient Field: The surround, the portion of the visual field immediately surrounding the specimens.

The ambient visual field, the field of view seen when the observer glances away from the specimens, such as the interior surfaces of a viewing booth or nearby walls of a viewing room, shall be the color having Munsell notation given in Table 1 for the evaluation category involved The gloss of the surround and the ambient field shall be no greater than 15 on the 60 gloss scale described in Test Method D When glossy or highly saturated specimens are compared, it is important to avoid observing light specularly reflected by them.

Black velvet or other matte black material should be placed in the ambient field, so its dark image is reflected by the specimens Availability of Apparatus Equipment meeting the requirements of this practice is commercially available.

The most important requirement. Commercially available illumination meters may be used to measure the photometric conditions. Paint for the surround and the ambient field may be specified by the Munsell notations given in Table 1. Commercially available spectroradiometers with a measurement range of to nm and having a minimum band-pass half-width of 5nm, may be used to measure the spectral power distributions and the CIE method of computation may be accomplished with a personal computer.

Maintenance of Apparatus: Lamps and other apparatus must be maintained. At least once during each h of use, check the apparatus in the following way: Replace darkened or burned-out lamps in sets and be sure that all lamps are operating.

Clean the fixtures so dust or films deposited from the atmosphere do not alter the spectral power distributions. Measure and record illumination levels.

Preparation of Specimens Specimen preparation, if any, should be fully described in the specification for the material or reference shall be made to a standard method of preparation. Specimens should be planar, uniform in color and gloss, clean, free of defects, and representative of the batch. For maximum precision in color difference evaluation, the specimens should have the same gloss and texture.

If smaller sizes are used, the precision may be reduced. Procedure Illumination and Viewing: Place the materials on a table or the bottom of a viewing booth at the distance from the illuminator required to obtain the specified illuminance. The materials should be placed in the same plane, in edge contact, against the appropriate surround material. The specimens should be viewer at a distance of to mm 18 to 24in. When viewing a glossy surface, it is necessary to avoid seeing the light source specularly reflected by the surface.

Some kinds of specimens present different colors when the illuminating and viewing geometry are changed. To detect this effect, each type of specimen should be examined while varying the viewing angle over a wide range.

If this effect is present and a good color match is required, the specimens must match over this wide range of angles. The specimens must beheld in the same plane, as that plane is varied relative to the source and observer.

A very small color difference of a yellow-blue kind as opposed to a red green kind , such as that involved in judging the yellowness of nearly white materials may be perceived more readily if the two specimens are visually separated by a very fine black line such as a black thread. Light sources: If otherwise identical specimens have identical reflection and fluorescence spectra, they will match under any light source. Often the spectra are not the same and a match under one light source does not ensure a match under others.

To test for metamerism, specimens are usually compared under daylight and at least one other source. The other source may be an incandescent lamp or other source likely to be found where the material is sold or used.

The sources to be used are often specified in purchase agreements see Practice D Evaluation of Color Difference: Observe color difference components of hue, lightness or value , and saturation or chroma , with an indication of the order of prominence of these components.

For example, it might be noted that a red specimen is moderately yellower, slightly darker, and very slightly less saturated than the given standard. For critical evaluation, interchange the materials and repeat the evaluation. More precise methodology is described in Practice D Category of evaluation, general or critical. Identification of materials compared and a description of their gloss and surface characteristics Observed direction and magnitude of each of the three components of color difference from one material taken as the standard for each illumination and viewing angle used, and The identity of observers by name or code.

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This practice specifies standard conditions for appraising the colors and color differences of opaque specimens that are diffusely illuminated. Daylight, the natural illuminant, is usually of primary interest, but natural daylight is highly variable and is not available at night or in interior rooms, so simulated daylight is generally used. Colors may match under a light source with one spectral power distribution, but not under another, so the match is usually confirmed under another very different source. An incandescent lamp of low correlated color temperature has long been used to detect mismatches likely to appear under yellower phases of daylight or incandescent light. Industrial color matchers often verify the match with the kind of light likely to be found where the product is sold or used. Judgments should be made by observers with superior color vision as rated with the FM Hue Test.

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Nesho It is highly recommended for laboratories and industries where it is important to maintain colour consistency and quality. This is the standard for visual astm d of colors and color differences of diffusely illuminated opaque materials. It is designed to help you evaluate and communicate colour with absolute confidence. Geometry The presence of excessive glare can be distracting to observers attempting to make critical color judgments. ASTM D Color Viewing Standard This is the standard for visual appraisal of colors and astm d differences of astm d illuminated opaque materials.

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