Intertek Labtest Purchases SDL Atlas DigiEye System
Intertek Labtest, an Indonesia based fabric testing specialist, has purchased a new DigiEye non-contact digital imaging system from England based SDL Atlas Ltd., the worldwide distributor for DigiEye. DigiEye uses optical imaging to provide automated, contact-free, color evaluation. According to SDL Atlas, the DigiEye technology is ideal for testing small and irregularly shaped samples, including curved and heavily textured items. The system can accommodate materials ranging from carpets and printed fabrics to lingerie and velours.
SDL Atlas Sales Manager Chris Lawler (left)and Intertek Labtest Operations Manager Faith Hope Boie Traditionally, color grading has required a human operator, as well as the use of a spectrophotometer, which often lacks accuracy when assessing appearance differences between pile fabrics such as velvet and plain-wovens such as twill. The DigiEye unit provides color evaluations down to a single pixel level automatically — even for multicolored and patterned samples.