Archroma adds to Colour Atlas new portable 2-volume set
Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals who pioneered custom colour engineering in textile and fashion launched a portable version of its popular Colour Atlas system at the ‘Sourcing at MAGIC’ fashion industry shows in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The new Compact Colour Atlas includes the same 4,320 colour swatches as the original, but is condensed from six to two slim volumes for increased mobility. Selling for a fraction of the price, the compact edition is also a first entry option for smaller brands and up-and-coming designers willing to access a best-in-class colour management tool. It’s also a great additional option for companies who might like to expand Archroma’s tools within their organization.
The Compact edition includes 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1” x 1”) single-layer colour swatches, while lighter colours are represented with two-layer swatches in order to more faithfully present a hue’s true appearance. This edition’s swatches are securely attached to the page, as opposed to the full edition’s removable swatch interface.
“Whether a designer is travelling around the world on an inspirational journey, or just across town to a corporate office, the Compact Colour Atlas offers portability and flexibility, complementing the full Color Atlas’s capabilities,” says Chris Hipps, Archroma Colour Management’s director of global operations. “This is also a great introduction to the program for young brands and design talent.”