German color specialist It’s Mathai has updated its colorStriker software to include a feature that enables continuous color measurement of multicolored surfaces. This feature is said to be particularly helpful in measuring surfaces with color gradients or strong structures, such as wood, marble and cloth.
Rather than produce an average from multiple single-color measurements, the software quickly takes several hundred measurements and combines them. As a result, colorimetric assessments of wood surfaces can be done for the first time, the company says. This continuous method also is said to offer major advantages over point measurement for color comparison of large surfaces, in particular, because it enables many measurement results to be compared with each other. The software’s measurement area is much larger than those of comparable color measurement devices, the company says, so the resulting measurement reflects the colors of the complete surface.
The software also includes a tool that depicts color differences to customers and enables colors to be easily documented. A quality management module enables easy installation of a reference database, including files for individual systems, reference recordings, and minimum and maximum displays, as well as the user’s own reference databases for projects and customers.