From the Manufacturer
The ColorChecker is a checkerboard array of 24 scientifically prepared colored squares in a wide range of colors. Many of these squares represent natural objects of special interest, such as human skin, foliage, and blue sky. These squares are not only the same color as their counterparts, but also reflect light the same way in all parts of the visible spectrum. Because of this unique feature, the squares will match the colors of natural objects under any illumination and with any color reproduction process.
The ColorChecker provides a totally non-subjective standard of comparison to help determine the true color balance of any color rendition system. It provides the needed standard for comparing, measuring, and analyzing differences in color reproduction in various processes, thereby avoiding costly mistakes.
Some of its applications include:
- Photography: check films, lights, filters, and paper.
- Graphic arts: check any printing or proofing process.
- Electronic publishing: check scanners, monitors, and proofing devices.
- Television: check cameras, monitors, lights, and film.
Reproduce true-to-life colors under any illumination with any medium. Measuring 3-1/4 by 2-1/4 inches, the ColorChecker features 24 colors including white, black, four neutral grays, blue, green, red, yellow, magenta, cyan, orange, purplish blue, moderate red, purple, yellow green and orange yellow, dark skin, light skin, blue sky, foliage, blue flower, and bluish green. Depending on use, it is recommended that you replace your ColorChecker chart every two years to ensure correct color identification.