DEC colours

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Sat Nov 20 16:20:19 2004

>>>>> "Vintage" == Vintage Computer Festival <> writes:

 Vintage> On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, John Allain wrote:
>> like the problem of describing right and left to an alien. Where
>> do you get the reference colors in the first place? Guess one of
>> us has to find a vendor for the three swatches to mail to
>> requesting parties.

 Vintage> And how do we know if DEC maintained the same reference
 Vintage> colors throughout their company history? And if so, perhaps
 Vintage> they faded over time? Maybe someone played shenanigans and
 Vintage> switched them out with similar but different colors at some
 Vintage> point?

That's why people who care about color -- which is a lot of companies
and a lot of marketing people -- use the Pantone system or others like
it. That way you don't have to rely on faded samples or eyeball
matching. Tell a printer "the logo is Pantone 300" and you've
completely described what you're asking for.

 Vintage> Who knows? Who cares! Color matching by eye is "good
 Vintage> enough".

That depends on what business you're in.

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