The Color Matching Cabinet and Color Evaluation: How does it work?

Color matching cabinet for visual color assessment: How does it work?

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Assessing color visually is crucial for ensuring quality and consistency in various industries like textiles, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. However, colors may vary depending on lighting conditions and perception. This article will walk you through some of the equipment designed to evaluate color under different lighting sources.

How to evaluate color objectively and reliably?

The color matching cabinet is a tool designed to visually evaluate color under various lighting conditions.  While ensuring consistency and accuracy, it also provides an environment where the observed color closely matches natural conditions, without any distortions or external factors.

Made with a sealed chamber featuring a light gray, anti-reflective interior, the chamber prevents light from reflecting off the sample surface during examination.

The cabinet is equipped with multiple lamps replicating various real-life light sources such as daylight, artificial light, and UV light.  It also includes an LCD screen which displays lamp time use and the selected light source.

To assess color, simply place the sample inside the cabinet, select the desired light source, and observe the color. It’s also possible to compare the sample with a reference sample to identify any color discrepancies. Its compact size and user-friendly design make it portable and suitable for use in the laboratory and on the production line.  This allows the operator to monitor color throughout the entire process.

Video: The color matching cabinet in action

To illustrate how the color matching cabinet works and the benefits it offers, we’ve created a brief video below for you to watch.  You will see how easy the SACAS276 cabinet is to use, the different light sources that are available and how quickly and accurately color can be assessed.


Services:  SAMA Tools is always by your side, from purchases to training sessions

If you’re considering purchasing a color matching cabinet, SAMA Tools by S.A.M.A. Italia Srl. is the brand for you!

We specialize in manufacturing, selling, and support for quality control instruments like color difference meters, spectrophotometers, and more.

SAMA Tools doesn’t just offer great value for your money; we provide a personalized and comprehensive service to guide you through every step, from installation to training. Our team will come to your workplace to install the color matching cabinet in your laboratory and train your staff based on your personal needs.  During these sessions, we teach you how to use the cabinet effectively and how to interpret the results.

Our training courses give you the skills you need for professional color evaluations, and at the end of the session, you’ll receive a participation certificate.

An example is seen here with our client Bruma, a Tuscan tannery that specializes in leather finishing.

Leather finishing is a critical stage when processing tanned hides, where specific treatments are applied to improve appearance, durability, and other characteristics.

In the photo:  Alessio Romagnoli from Bruma, after completing his training course with our technical specialist, Marco Gnech.

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If you’re interested in purchasing one of these cabinets, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll give you all the information you need and provide you with a complimentary, no-obligation quote for the equipment and on-site training on your premises.

Still unsure?  Take a look at the testimonials from some of our satisfied clients. We’re hopeful that your feedback will soon be added to the list!