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Simultaneous Color Viewer

The SCV Simultaneous Color Viewer allows the designer to visually compare the appearance of a color sample under four separate light sources, with and without UV.

This provides an instant visual demonstration of the color constancy of the sample and will assist in the selection of colors and colorants that achieve the overall goal of the designer.

The total illuminated area is 7.125"/ 181mm wide x 6"/152mm deep. Each of the four viewing compartments is approximately 1.75"/44mm wide. The maximum thickness of the sample (or multiple samples) is .75"/19mm.

Color Constancy

Sometimes the best color choice is one that maintains its overall hue appearance under a wide array of lighting conditions rather than the one which achieves the tightest visual match under a more limited selection of light sources.

In many cases, the designers may not be sure which characteristic is more important until they can actually see what the color sample or the color pairing looks like under different lighting conditions.

Color Harmony

Color harmony can be tested by viewing a pairing of color samples in the SCV as an answer is quickly provided to the question, "Do these two colors work well in all lighting conditions?".

Included Light Sources

  • Daylight D65 (6500K)
  • Store Light CWF (4100K) or TL84
  • Home Light (CIE "A" 2856K)
  • LED (3500K)
  • UV
    Used with or without visible sources, UV allows detection of optical brighteners, whitening agents and fluorescent dyes or pigments.

The SCV uses common 24"/61cm fluorescent lamps.

Physical Dimensions

Height 25.125"/64cm
Width 15.75"/40cm
Depth 15.0625"/38cm

Grafitec International Inc. Tel: 305/718-9941 | Fax: 305/718-9362 | Email: grafitec@grafitec.com | Internet: www.grafitec.com

From our inception in 1980, Grafitec International Inc. has been an important supplier of equipment and supply items to the graphic arts industry. We distribute color viewing equipment, ink/coating/substrate testing equipment, chemical products, and specialty and safety lighting products.