Color Sorting and Sequencing Software
In the real world, some shade variation during production is a fact that we have to live with. However, product grouping and sequencing helps to minimize the impact of this variation. EasyGroup is used with EasyMatch® QC to automatically group samples of similar shade together. It is a method to shade-sort samples into a small number of groups where the samples within a group are visually acceptable to each other. The program remembers the location of previous samples for a product and forms new groups when enough samples are in the area of color space. When compared to 555 shade sorting methods, EasyGroup creates significantly fewer shade groups, yet at the same time improves shade quality within a group. The software can further minimize color variation by sequencing (tapering) within each group. This sequencing arranges samples in an order such that the color difference between adjacent ones is minimized.