A completely non-digital process of evaluating color visually
BHT is an additive in plastic that has a yellowing effect on the color of objects that it is in contact to.
3 Brand Manager
The person responsible for maintaining the brand integrity externally through messaging, advertising, color, etc...
Usually refers to setting your computer monitor to a specific standard (White space, etc...)
Common finish applied to paper for a slick and bright finish
A colorant that is applied to the surface of an object (much like paint)
7 Color of the Year
Once a year event in December that forecasts what the main color of the following year will be.
8 Color Specification
The color instruction for a garment or a product
The ability of a garment to retain it’s original color after machine washing
The most widely used fiber in the world and the fiber type used in the main FHI system
The quantity of difference between two things.
12 Digital Printing
Digital printing is a method of printing from a software generated file of a digitally-based image directly to a variety of media.
The process of coloring fiber, yarn or fabric
Synonymous with dyes.
15 Fabric Construction
How a fabric is formed, e.g., woven, knit, felted, brushed, corduroy, etc...
16 Fashion Designer
A designer who creates apparel. Could be menswear, womenswear, outerwear, athletic apparel, etc...
17 Fashion Week
Major fashion show week highlighting big-name designers
Flexography is a form of printing process which utilizes a flexible relief plate.high speed rotary functionality, which can be used for printing on almost any type of substrate, including plastic, metallic films, cellophane, and paper
Type of design used in packaging, printing, signage, etc...
20 Graphic Designer
A designer who works in printed formats or on-screen
21 Hand-Held Spectrophotometer
A “smallish” spectrophotometer device that is capable of being held in one hand
For our purposes, the effect that the percentage of relative humidity has on the color of a fabric
Inkjet printing is a type of computer printing that recreates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper and plastic substrates
24 Interior Designer
A designer who works to create room, office or house design.
Lithography is a printing process that uses a metal plate on which the image areas are worked using a greasy substance so that the ink will adhere to it, while the non-image areas are made ink-repellent.
26 Non-Contact Spectrophotometers
A spectrophotometer type that does not need to touch the object it is reading. Suitable for food, cosmetics and paint.
Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique in which the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface.
Box, bottle or bag that contains product for sale. Usually is printed directly on or has has paper printing in.
The colors chosen to work together for a specific season.
31 Pantone Color Institute (PCI)
The color-consulting and color trend forecasting division of Pantone
A synthetic fiber used in many applications. For Pantone’s purpose it is used mostly for performance apparel.
also known as polypropylene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications.
is a versatile plastic used to make a wide variety of consumer products. As a hard, solid plastic, it is often used in products that require clarity, such as food packaging and laboratory ware.
A commercial business that produces printed materials. Could also be a physical printing device in the home or for commercial use.
36 Product Designer
A designer who specifically develops products. Also known as an Industrial Designer.
37 RIP Software
“Raster Image Processor” software that interprets the data from a design program and sends to a printer
When 2 or more inks are mixed to make a solid ink color. Also known as spot colors
The surface that is being colored, will vary by fiber, paper type, construction, finish, etc...
For our purposes, the effect that temperature has on color
For our purposes, the actual surface of a fabric and the effect it has on color (reflection) and hand.
43 Trend Forecasting
Color palettes put together prior to the season. Can be for specific markets, e.g., childrenswear, activewear...
paper stock with no finish for a dull appearance