Help Customers Match Inkjet Colors Online

In Customer Education, Inkjet Tips, Knowledge Base by Mary SchillingLeave a Comment

Does your customer require their web presence in synch with your CMYK print design?  Go to ConvertaColor and enter any HEX, RGB, or HSL value and hold the ALT key (Option key on Mac) and click. Your screen will change color to simulate the color.
Since your monitor uses the RGB color space utilizing Hue, Saturation and Lightness values, ConvertAcolor.com does too, giving you RGB and HSL values to adjust to the closest match.

Not all RGB values will be a perfect on screen match the first time, but you can find a closer HEX web value match by tweaking these different values. Start with RGB then tweak the values until close to the target, then adjust the HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) to home-in on a visual match to the printed sample. The final screen color will also show the CMYK value if you apply web images created in that color space.

Before any matching, always calibrate your monitor. But, remember… not all monitors, phones, or tablets will show the same color and users calibration habits may not follow best practices.

P.S.
If you ALT+Click 2x, you get random colors which complement or accent the color previously on screen. Definitely a fun way to find new colors to use for your web designs.
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