I know, I know, this topic is an old friend from our SM list, but maybe a new approach. I ordered few days ago some coffees, and asked Maria if she could send the Color Roast Post Card. Maria told me that they decide to 'phase out ' the card because the issues with the reproducibility (aging) of the card, and they are investigating reliable alternatives to the old post cards. I have access to same Pantone books (Color Classification System) , and wondering how to find a proper way to match City, City +, Full City, to their equivalent Pantone Numbers. The closest that I got (So far), is: City + closer to 462 C or 1545 U (Coated Color) On the Pantone web page, we can find a 'screen representation of the colors, and their light and darker equivalents (Paint Interior Matching guide, use the color 462 C on the Pantone Number box), unfortunately the 'screen representation' is not accurate at all (the paper chips are much, much better) One idea will be to order the specific 'chips page' with the color that we want to match, I still need to match the other key Roasting colors, and then get the full equivalent list roasting nomenclature x Pantone Name x Agtron #. (I just hope that when I have all these matches, they will be inside a single Pantone chips page) Each 'chips page' from Pantone book cost (at the website) US$ 7.50, that is not that bad (ok, ok, I know 1 lb of coffee, that we will not drink!) Any experience from the list on this approach? Regards Silas Contritionem praecedit superbia, et ante ruinam exaltatio spiritus (Prov 16:18)http://silasmcoelho.com/Homeroast mailing list Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20
What we had done a long time back with help from , jeez, I can't remember who did it, was match the SCAA roast color discs to paint swatch cards available at Home Depot. The idea is people could go to a nearby Home Depot and get the same set of color cards (and of course, buy something, because it's only fair). I could try to find out the results from that work, if anyone is interested. We really want to produce a printed series of cards with roast images, something you can hold by your roaster and reference. Going from digital image to offset print has been the issue. Dark browns are very hard to reproduce correctly. We are going to do this again, soon, by doing extensive proofs to make sure we get the prints right. Tom <Snip> -- -Tom "Great coffee comes from little roasters" - Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting Thompson & Maria -http://www.sweetmarias.com Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - info_at_sweetmarias.com Homeroast mailing list Homeroasthttp://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20">http://host.sweetmariascoffee.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast_lists.sweetmariascoffee.comHomeroast community pictures -upload yours!) :http://www.sweetmariascoffee.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemIdx20
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