How to use color-matching cabinet for the textile industry?

How to use color-matching cabinet for the textile industry?

Color matching is an important aspect of quality control. This process will ensure accuracy and consistency in the shades of colours across various textile products. By conducting rigorous colour-matching tests, manufacturers can guarantee uniformity in their end products, leaving no room for deviations or inconsistencies that may compromise quality standards. Thus, to make it easy for the manufacturers to conduct a quality test on the materials, we at Presto have designed a high-quality lab testing instrument known as colour matching cabinet.

This is one of the high-quality colour-matching testing instruments that can accurately assess the colour consistency of the products and ensure that accurate products will be delivered to the customers. In this article, we will discuss brief information about the Presto colour-matching cabinets and how this quality testing equipment is useful in testing the colour consistency of products accurately. So, let us get started!

Importance of colour matching in the textile industry

Color is one of the most important aspects of any product. If there is a slight change in the quality of colours, then it will impact the strength of the products. Thus, testing the colours of the product is an important part of quality control.
The precision of colour matching not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of textiles but also elevates brand reputation by delivering products with impeccable visual coherence. Consequently, consumers are more likely to associate the brand with reliability and professionalism, fostering trust and loyalty towards the manufacturer's offerings. Moreover, conducting comprehensive colour-matching tests enables manufacturers to identify any potential flaws early on in production processes.
Thus, with Presto color matching box manufacturers can easily test the consistency of colors accurately and ensure that quality materials will be delivered to the customers.
You can easily achieve perfect colour matching with Presto colour-matching testing equipment. Now, let us discuss a brief about the Presto colour-matching testing instrument.

All about Presto colour-matching testing equipment

Color matching tests on textiles are of utmost importance for manufacturers in order to ensure consistency and quality in their products. By conducting these tests, manufacturers can guarantee that each textile they produce meets precise colour standards, leaving no room for discrepancies or variations that might tarnish their brand reputation. Presto is a leading colour-matching testing instrument manufacturer and designs this quality testing equipment at the best and most affordable prices.
The Presto Color Matching Cabinet Spectrum Asia II is essential testing equipment for laboratories and industries that prioritize colour consistency and quality. This advanced instrument offers a standardized environment for precise colour evaluation and visual assessment. With its controlled lighting conditions, wide viewing area, and high-quality light sources, it ensures accurate and reliable colour matching. The cabinet conforms to international standards such as ISO 3664, BS 950, ASTM D 1729, and DIN 6173, making it the ideal choice for textile manufacturers who demand precision in colour assessment.
Now, let us discuss the features and technical specifications of this quality testing equipment.

Features of Presto colour matching cabinet

The Presto colour matching cabinet has been designed with high-end features that will accurately measure the consistency of colours present in the products. There are various features, one can get with the use of the Presto colour-matching cabinet. The ASTM D4086 standard test method will be used in the colour-matching laboratory to test the consistency of colours present in the products. Below we have listed the features of the Presto color-matching cabinet. 
  • Standardized and controlled lightening conditions
  • Wide Viewing Area
  • High-quality light sources used
  • Standards: ISO 3664, BS 950, ASTM D 1729, DIN 6173

Technical specifications of Presto colour-matching cabinet

  • The equipment is fitted with FIVE Light Sources as per CIE International Standards:
  • D – 65 – Artificial daylight – 2 Nos.
  • TFL LightTungsten Filament – 4 Nos.
  • TL – 84 LightPoint of Sale – 1No.
  • UVB LightUltra Violet – 1 No.
  • CWF LightCool white fluorescent – 1 No.
  • Hour Meter-Imported from Germany to record the cumulative usage.
  • The angle of the viewing booth – is 45 degree
  • Viewing Booth Material – Wood or Steel
  • Time Totalizer – up to 99999.9 hours
  • The Presto colour-matching cabinet is manufactured strictly as per ASTM standards and comes complete with an instruction manual and conformance certificate.
With these features and technical specifications, one can easily test the quality of products by ensuring the right colours are used in the product. You can easily Measure the colour uniformity of fabrics with colour-matching machines.
 Now, let us discuss the working of this testing equipment.

Working of Presto colour-matching testing equipment

To operate this testing equipment efficiently, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
  • Place the material at the bottom of a viewing booth at the distance from the illuminator required to obtain the specific luminance. The specimen should be viewed at a distance of 450 to 600mm (18” to 24”).
  • When viewing a glossy surface, it is necessary to avoid seeing the light source secularly reflected by the surface. This may be accomplished by illuminating along the normal to the surface and viewing at 45° C to the normal or illuminating at 45°.
  • The INCA Light consists of four incandescent bulbs. Assessment should be done under filament lighting to ensure that the two samples are still matching. It is this light under which Metamerism is detected (Metamerism–when samples appear to be the same under one light source and become altogether different in another light). If the match is satisfactory, proceed on to the next light.
  • The U.V. Light switch should now be put ON to enable tests to be carried out under ultraviolet light. With the widespread use of fluorescent dyes and brighteners, it is necessary to ascertain if both samples react equally to ultraviolet radiation. It is often found particularly in the case of white samples the U.V.B. Light clearly indicates the presence of fluorescent dyes and bleaches.
  • A final test under TL-84 Triphosphor Fluorescent lamp is carried out to ascertain if the colours are acceptable at the ‘Point of Sale’.
  • If the matching of both the samples holds well under all the lights. It means that the dyeing, printing, and colouring of the sample are as per the requirement.
If you want more information about the use of this testing equipment, then you can give us a call at +91 9210903903 or email us at We will assure you that provide you with the right information for your queries.


Author : -Gaurav Malhotra

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