Colour Matching

Our years of intensive industry operation have taught us to appreciate the value of colour matching.

Colour is an important part of any brand’s identity, therefore it is important that a match is found to ensure an integrated brand wide appearance is achieved.

We do not believe that our customers should compromise on their branding and our colour matching service ensures this.

All of the colour matching services that we provide, are fulfilled by one of our dedicated colour technicians. Our technicians perform colour matching by sight, as if it looks right, then it is right.

The quality of our matching service is such that we are confident that we can provide a 90% accurate colour match on all of the colours contained within the British Standard, RAL and Pantone colour coding systems.

Additionally, we can provide a colour match on any colour provided to us by a customer.

Understanding The Difference Between Solid And Metal Colours

Solid Colours

In these colours, the pigments are finally dispersed through a binder, this achieves a sufficient concentration to provide an opacity at film thickness of 2 thou. Once applied, light reflects from the paint’s film in exactly the same way in which it is reflected from either a glass surface or a mirror. Typically, the light will penetrate about half-way into the film, before being reflected at the same angle to which it entered. This process provides the effect of opacity and an integrated all-over colour that has the same appearance irrespective of the angle from which it is viewed.

Metallic Colours

These colours are different in their character from solid colours, otherwise known as full-pigmented colours. This is due to the fact that the paint is a translucent material. Due to this, the opacity of the paint is gained from the additional metal flakes, usually aluminium that are layered in. Therefore, aluminium or metal flakes can be found lying at all depths within the coating. This results in reflected light scattering in all directions, giving the finish a sparkle.

Due to the content of metal flakes within metallic colours, in order to gain a true match of the coating, not only the colour needs to be matched but also the metal flakes. This process ensures a complete match of both the colour and the metallic finish.

For further information about our colour matching service, please contact a member of our customer service team on 01908 273570.

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