DIN SPEC 16699 is officially released

DIN SPEC 16699 is officially released The 44 page PDF document is written in German and English and published by Beuth, the sole distributor of the German DIN standards. You can download it free of charge after registering on the web site. Click here to download DIN SPEC 16699. Who needs a DIN SPEC? Of […]

CIELAB HLC Colour Atlas XL

HLC Colour Atlas XL now available

HLC Colour Atlas XL now available Our premium product, the HLC Colour Atlas XL, can now be ordered for 399 EUR and downloaded free of charge. With 13283 systematically graded CIELAB colour tones, the large version of our HLC Atlas contains more than any manufacturer’s colour collection. The Proof GmbH is certified by the Fogra […]

Etat-Kalkulator Spezial “Befreite Farben” (Liberated Colours)

Etat-Kalkulator Spezial 2019 The Creativ-Collection Publishing Company from Freiburg is on the one hand well-known for its car and truck vector database, which is used in numerous specialized companies for the planning of lettering, as well as for many years also for the “Etat Kalkulator”, in which usual costs of advertising measures are broken down. […]

Presentation at the German Colour Science Society

The conference of the German Colour Science Society took place from 8th to 10th October at the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim. There we could present the freieFarbe e.V., our motivation and the HLC Atlas. We met an interested professional audience of experienced experts, who also had concrete ideas for improvement. Photo: Bönnigheim Castle with the […]

OLG OL: receipt of monetary penalties

OLG OL: receipt of monetary penalties The Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg approved us as a recipient of fines. An imaginable realistic case would be, for example, that a graffiti sprayer is sentenced to 500 EUR, which he has to pay to freieFarbe e.V.. We are not only pleased about incoming payments, but above all […]

General Meeting 29.09.2018

General Meeting 29.09.2018 Our second Annual General Meeting took place on 29 September 2018 in beautiful Tübingen. Here are the most important results: The cash report shows a surplus of 1820 EUR at the end of 2017. The biggest expenses were advertising material, the external setup of the website, web-providing, as well as travel expenses […]

Coloro – the color revolution?

Coloro – the color revolution? “Our aim is to shake up the color industry and finally give creative and fashion professionals the most logical, intuitive and universal color system that will revolutionize.” CLR Code Limited, founded in 2017, is pursuing no less than this ambitious goal with its new “Coloro” colour system. CLR Code Ltd. […]

DfwG Report: article about freieFarbe

DfwG Report: article about freieFarbe The German Society of Color Science and Application (Deutsche farbwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft e.V.) has published a two-page article about free color in its current member magazine. Our HLC atlas and DIN-SPEC 16699 “Open Colour Communication” will also be presented at the DfwG annual conference in October. We are looking forward to […]

News about color trademarks

News about color trademarks Red shoe soles can be protected as a trademark. This was stated by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (C-163/16). Background: in 2010, the manufacturer Christian Louboutin registered Pantone 18663TP as a trademark in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and now sued the Dutch Deichmann subsidiary Van Haren, which also […]

Eric A. Soder, Jan-Peter Homann, Matthias Betz, Holger Everding

DIN SPEC shortly to be adopted

DIN SPEC shortly to be adopted In a last meeting at DIN another big hurdle was taken towards free colour communication: The last open points of DIN SPEC 16699 “Open Colour Communication” were discussed and approved. Now only the English version is missing as well as the final formatting and release by DIN. It is […]