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The Color Teller

Color Teller

Getting the best results

The following tips are useful to help you operate the Color Teller in the way it was intended. While the science of color discrimination is relatively straight-forward, everyday objects present complex issues to do with reflections, textures, color-blends and patterns.
  1. Leave the Color Teller on the object or fabric until the color is announced. Removing the unit too quickly may distort the measurement.
  2. Test many areas of multi-colored objects to get a general idea of the colors.
  3. If you get different colors announced on the same spot, the color of the object or fabric could be a mix of each.
  4. If you place your unit on the same object or fabric a couple of times but in different directions and get two different color announcements it could be the weave of the fabric being color dominant.
  5. Your Color Teller works best on opaque objects. Transparent or reflective objects like mirrors, metallic fabrics, polished metal or transparent glass may not give you a very useful reading.
  6. Extremely dark colors (midnight blues) will pick up the dominant color and probably call it black.
  7. Avoid ambient light - try to seal the sensor end against the object to be tested, a little extra pressure before pressing the activation switch will help.
  8. If the fabric is fine (linen, nylon) or loose and thick (wool garments, carpets) light is able to filter through from underneath or the sides, best to test on hems, collars or fold the fabric into layers.
  9. Irregularly shaped objects may not provide the close seal required to get a good result, so for example testing hair color, or fur on an animal may be difficult.
  10. The Color Teller performs best at normal room temperature (16°C to 26°C / 61°F to 79°F)
Please contact us if you continue to experience difficulty when using your Color Teller.

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