After leaving my last portfolio with a prospective client I immediately added ‘Update Portfolio & Get professionally output and bound’ to my todo list.
What followed was a month or two of shuffling it down the todo list, until now. Important meeting was booked for next day… no portfolio… 3 hours of frantic design later and the new (temporary) portfolio was ready for print. A quick visit to officeworks first thing in the morning and I’m all set.
Checking my emails this morning I found a nifty product announcement message awaiting me from the Pantone® team. If you have spent any time in your career working with digital proofing—and colour correction in particular—you will be excited about the possibilities of this product as I am.
Introducing the all new… D50 Lighting Indicator Stickers by Pantone®
These amazing little stickers tell you at a glance whether your ambient lighting conditions are right for accurate colour evaluation.
As you can see in the image above, each sticker consists of two light-sensitive strips that will match under D50 range lighting (aka 5000k). If the lighting is not in that range the two strips will appear different.
This is going to be a real help with client sign-off in scenarios when colour matching an image that is to appear in a mail-order clothing catalogue to the actual fabric or garment sample. So now when the client receives the digital contract proof and thinks that perhaps a colour is a little off, we now have a way to establish if ambient lighting conditions are to blame. Handy.
For more info head over to the Pantone® website.