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Grey and Purple Strong & Flexible Test Samples


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The purple looks great! Totally go Yves Klein, if you ask me. Grey is a bit harder to judge and/or choose. A dark grey could look real nice, but it should have enough distance from our black, which is a bit grey-ish.
#1 Michiel Cornelissen on 2011-02-10 10:16 (Reply)
Glad you liked it! You can't tell from the photos, but the color is very evenly distributed as well on all 3 of the sample piece we got. That is sometimes a problem with the colors, they don't evenly distribute for some reason.
#1.1 nancyliang on 2011-02-10 15:15 (Reply)
I agree about the need to not have it too close to black. When I dye stuff myself it's also hard to get the black to be more than a greyish charcoal sort of black, I think it's just the way the material absorbs color and light. My vote is the 4th grey piece in the photo.
#1.2 Christina Westbrook on 2011-02-11 06:28 (Reply)
Also, colors are so interesting. To make sure I had images that actually matched the colors (it's amazing how much the colors change when I take the picture and upload it to my computer), I held up the samples next to the screen for comparison. The samples actually looks more purple against my computer screen (which is white), and looks more blue on my desk (which is also white). Maybe it's the way the light interacts with it. Fascinating!
#2 nancyliang on 2011-02-10 15:22 (Reply)
Black and Purple? Those are Ravens colors!
#3 Todd Blatt (Homepage) on 2011-02-10 23:36 (Reply)
Blurple is my favorite color! No, really, it is, but on my Etsy listings I just call it royal violet to avoid confusion.
#4 Christina Westbrook (Homepage) on 2011-02-11 06:21 (Reply)
Hard to say... without color calibration or color reference it can be anything between blue and purple and the grays can be anything between warm and cool gray.

One thing you could do is shoot these colors with a neutral reference graycard, and calibrate the image white balance with the card.
#5 Gijs on 2011-02-11 10:25 (Reply)
Yes a neutral comparision to a color chart would be great!
What's also a problem for me that colors change in a cycle that even don't me allow to make more then 2 orders with the same color.
Would be a great thing to make that in some kind reproducable. I.e. selling the mixed color packs of the colors used so far and leaving the rest to the user .
#5.1 Andreas Woody64 (Homepage) on 2011-02-11 14:37 (Reply)
New grey pictures:

I used the white balance feature on this one, then tweaked a bit with a photo processor to get it closer to what I actually see. Thoughts?
#6 nancyliang on 2011-02-11 22:05 (Reply)
Probably better, grays seem quite neutral.
But what I meant is taking a shot with a card like explained in this link:

This will also help determining how dark the grays are
#7 Gijs on 2011-02-11 22:30 (Reply)

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