Measuring Visual Differences with dE CMC
Visual differences of preforms.
Visual differences of preforms.

Can you see a visual difference between the three samples above? Chances are if you can see a difference between samples then HunterLab instruments can measure and quantify these variances. There are several ways to quantify differences with color measurement. You can evaluate dL* da* and db* values to see how samples vary from a standard within the L* a* b* color scale. There are also single number metrics that can be used to quantify color differences. Although dL* da* and db* values define color differences well a single number Pass/Fail measurement that defines a 3 dimensional tolerance can be helpful. Continue reading