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 […]

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 […]

We create a DIN specification

FreieFarbe e.V. took part in the DIN Connect competition, and … we are among the winners! We have been awarded a research and development contract for the preparation of the DIN specification (DIN SPEC) “Open Colour Communication”. The project is planned for 1 year in several steps and is financially supported by DIN. What is […]

Mini-fF-Conference in Graubünden

Mini-fF-meeting in Graubünden Last weekend we met in Obersaxen in the Swiss mountains in order to discuss the strategies and plans of our club with a great view into the valley of the Vorderrhein (which is a small river here). Where does the path go?

Color-meter, color-stick: who is with?

Color-meter, color-stick: who is with? How would it be if our lengths were called Hornbach-Elle, Apple-foot, Siemens-Meter, etc.? We would have to constantly compare dimensions, tables and computers. The worst would be if the most important units of measurement were not regular, and if their manufacturers would even forbid us to compare ourselves to others. […]

Entry into the association register has taken place

Entry into the association register has taken place After several times between us, fiscal authorities, notary and magistrate, now the registration of our non-profit association is “over the stage”. Here are the most important paragraphs from our statutes: “The purpose of the association is to research and develop models of color perception, the promotion of […]

freieFarbe e.V. – Founding meeting took place

freieFarbe e.V. – Founding meeting took place The 23rd March 2016 could be a memorable day for the color industry, because on this date the founding meeting of the “freieFarbe e.V.” (freeColor association) took place. The recognition as a registered non-profit association will soon take place – we inform you about it in the blog. […]

About standardization and color standards

About standardization and color standards Standardization and normization are important building blocks of our economic system, because without them, we would sink into cost-intensive chaos in the world of different measurement units, screws, connectors, technical components. Each manufacturer would try to implement its solution in partial markets. If there is a winner, he imposes its […]