DEC colours

From: Robert Feldman <>
Date: Mon Nov 22 21:40:05 2004

Companies like Munsel and Macbeth make special color cards for
manufacturers. I remember seeing one made for Matel in "Barbie Pink" at the
Munsel booth at a National Design Engineering Show some years ago here in
Chicago. More recently, I've seen a color card set, the SalmoFan
(, for grading the color of
farm-raised salmon.

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 18:04:31 -0800 (PST)
From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Subject: Re: DEC colours
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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.

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

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

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer 
Received on Mon Nov 22 2004 - 21:40:05 GMT

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