These standardized light detector stickers will show you if conditions are right for evaluating colors in your graphics.
Use them wherever you go!
When was the last time you said ‘these colors aren’t right’? We bet it was recently.
When judging colors, the most important parameter is the light. Poor lighting can change your perception of printed colors – and result in costly mistakes.
The best conditions for checking colors are in a light booth which can simulate the correct lighting conditions. Accurate color evaluation depends on a controlled environment.
But what if you haven’t got a light booth nearby? We have a solution. Use Pantone’s Lighting Indicator stickers to evaluate your colors correctly in standardized daylight conditions.
How do I use a Lighting Indicator?
Stick one to the back of your smartphone and you’ll always be in a position to choose the right color.
This is how it works: when the light conditions indoors aren’t appropriate for evaluating color, the two patches on the sticker will be different colors.
But if you go outside or take your sticker to the window, you know that, when the two patches are the same color, you can make a correct color evaluation.
When the patches don’t match – on a dull day, for example – you won’t be able to evaluate colors.
Which Light Indicator should I use?
In the graphic arts, the standard daylight level is D50 – daylight at 5000 degrees Kelvin – which approximates a slightly cloudy day.
In the textile and design industries, the standard daylight level is D65 – daylight at 6500 degrees Kelvin – which is more like a bright, sunny day.
Come rain or come shine, Caldera knows that Pantone Lighting Indicator stickers will have you prepared to print.