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Colour Metrics

Teachers in charge

prof. dr. sc. Martinia Ira Glogar


Ivana Čorak, mag. ing. techn. text., asistent

Course Code


Study, Module

Textile Technology and Engineering - undergraduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology

Course summary

3 (2+1+0)



Knowledge verification

preliminary exam, writing exam, oral exam

Precondition for testing

Completed course, practice and finals Mathematics and Physics

Lecture type

lectures, practice

Exercise type

laboratory practice

Subject content

Colour and light. Mathematical evaluation of colour; standard light sources, tristimulus colour values, CIE system. Colour difference; according to CIELAB system, ISO standards. Metamerism. System of colour arrangement based on; psychological attributes of colour (Munsell, NCS etc.), colour of light and pigment (Pantone) mixing system, objectivity system (CIE, RAL), for specific areas in non-simetrical colour collections (marketing purposes), on screen 3-D colour presentation. Practical use of colour measurement. Kubelka - Munk theory. Calculation of a new recipe series and making corrections.

Aim of course

Basics for colour measurement is precise colour evaluation, it`s reproduction and determining differences of similar colour hues. In technological production processes, distribution of ready-made products and creation of fashion collections as well as values of colour differences are being classified as the most important when determining quality of certain product. Instrumental colour measurement is included in all industrial production processes; processes of textile technology, design, graphics, media etc.

Literature necessary for course

D.Parac-Osterman; Basics of Colour and evaluation systems, TTF, Zagreb 2005. H.S. Shah, R.S.Gandhi; Instrumental Colour Measurements and Computer Aided Colour Matching for Textiles, Mahajon, India 1990. J.Herak; Basics of Chemical Physics, SDC, Školska knjiga d.d. Zagreb, 2001

Supplement literature

R.McDonald R; Colour Physics for Industry,SDC,Bradford 1997. Wyszecki&Stiles; Color Science, J.Wiley&Sons, New York 2000.

Colour Metrics

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