Apparel Color Management Solution

Real-time Color Evaluations and Approvals

Significant Lead Time Reduction

Major Cost Savings

Transform your supply-chain by digitizing the color management process

Digital color management solution
Color management tool

Remote Digital Color Management, Validation and Quality Control

The traditional color validation process is time-consuming, costly and often does not lead to the desired result.

Our color management solution standardizes the color evaluation process, delivering insights into color matching within seconds.

ColordesQ at a Glance

ColordesQ works on the basis of spectral data which means all color comparisons are objective.

With our color matching software, avoid color inconsistencies cause by variations in lighting conditions and other factors.

Our digital color management and color quality control solution is a game - changer when it comes to quality, speed, cost - control, planning and sustainability.

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textile color management solution

Textiles, Apparel, Home Textiles,
Footwear, Accessories, and More

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Compare Target Colors
with Color Developments

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Objective Color Evaluation
Based on Spectral Data

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Showing Color Deviation
Under Multiple Light Sources

Getting Started with Digital Color Management The Right Way

ColordesQ offers intuitive workflows that seamlessly bring together brands, retailers, and suppliers.

From job creation, lab dip submission, production run to approvals ColordesQ supports supply chain participants every step of the way.

Color matching tool
Objective Assessment with Real-Results
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A 90% First-Hit-Rate
With ColordesQ, apparel brands can forgo the repeated approval cycles needed for traditional color management. Our system successfully produces the desired color with a 90% first-hit-rate.
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Time Saving
Reduce the duration of the lab dip process by 70%, lab dip approvals that normally took seven days can be achieved in just two. Our color engine enables faster product iterations and quicker turnarounds, saving valuable time in the manufacturing process, and enhancing overall efficiency.
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Cost Reduction
Digital color management enables apparel brands to save over 80% on courier shipments by eliminating the need for physical lab dips to be sent back and forth between the brand and their suppliers, resulting in significant cost reductions.
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Implementing our solution reduces the need for physical samples, minimizing transportation emissions and contributing to a more sustainable supply chain. ColordesQ helps to reduce the carbon footprint associated with traditional color approval processes.
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Color Consistency
ColordesQ allows for increased color consistency across the brand's entire manufacturing process: whether it is achieving the same color repeatedly for a never out of stock item, matching trims with fabric material, or identical items from different manufacturing sites, ColordesQ allows for consistent color production across the board.

ColordesQ User Interface

  • Dashboard

  • Target Colors from Spectral Library

Lab-Dip Analysis
Comparative Analysis Using ∆ Values

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ColordesQ?
ColordesQ is a brand/retailer-driven holistic solution for color management and color quality control that enables color results to be communicated and evaluated digitally between stakeholders of the textile supply chain in real-time.
How does ColordesQ help evaluate colors?
ColordesQ utilizes a Color Engine built exclusively for our solution.

The Color Engine calculates the spectral data to compare the color outcomes with your color standard and possibly with the approved lab dip.
What is spectral data and how is it obtained?
Spectral data is obtained when a fabric or material is measuring using a spectrophotometer – a device that can measure the intensity of reflected light at all visible wavelengths. These measurements are captured in .qtx files – an industry-standard file format.

All major material suppliers use spectrophotometers for their own quality control. Some well-known manufacturers of spectrophotometers are Datacolor, X-Rite, Konica Minolta and CADDON.
How are colors uploaded into ColordesQ
For color standards, the platform accepts .QTX files from all commercial color libraries (i.e. color systems such as Coloro, Pantone, etc.) and allows brands to create and upload their own custom library as well. Lab Dips and Bulk Production samples are also measured by the suppliers and their QTX files are uploaded to ColordesQ.
Is it possible to make color decisions on the basis of spectral data alone?
Yes, spectral measurements are the only reliable and objective basis for color decisions.

A digital light box in ColordesQ allows color results to be viewed and approved under different light sources.
Is the digital evaluation of color as reliable as comparing physical samples using the human eye?
An assessment made digitally using spectral data is accurate, precise and consistent. In contrast, the visual assessment of color by individuals depends on many changing factors, such as personal color perception or different lighting conditions.
What are the biggest benefits generated by ColordesQ?
With ColordesQ, brands and retailers can expect to achieve the following benefits:
  • A 90% First-Time Hit Rate
  • More than 70% time savings in the lab dipping process
  • 80% cost savings on courier shipments of color samples
  • Workflow:
    What are the main milestones of a color process handled in ColordesQ?
    ColordesQ’s basic workflow streamlines the color approval process through the following stages:

  • Color Job Creation & Assignment
  • Lab-Dip Submission, Evaluation & Approval
  • Bulk Lot Submission, Evaluation & Approval
  • Can ColordesQ be used to compare results across different sources (suppliers, materials, seasons, etc.) with regard to the same color standard?
    Yes, ColordesQ can compare results across different sources (suppliers, materials, seasons, etc.) to ensure color harmony and continuity.
    Which roles at the brand and supplier end would typically benefit from ColordesQ?
    ColordesQ caters to the color approval workflow for all primary stakeholders involved in the color submission, evaluation and approval process. At Brands and Retailers – Designers, Colorists, Product Managers, Quality Managers, Raw Material Buyers, Production Managers At Suppliers – Color Lab Staff, Quality Managers, Merchandisers, Product Managers
    How is the communication between stakeholders handled in ColordesQ?
    Users interact via a comment function in ColordesQ.
    Notifications are automatically sent for specific actions, such as the completion of a task or a person being tagged.

    The entire history of a color job – measurement data, job decisions & comments from lab dip submission through production lots - can be viewed at any time.
    What are the bare minimum requirements to work with ColordesQ?
    The willingness to digitize the color management and evaluation process – and an internet connection.

    ColordesQ’s core functionalities are accessible via web-browser.
    Can ColordesQ integrate with my existing PLM and IT infrastructure?
    Yes – our flexible API’s facilitate cross-platform integration. Data exchange is also possible via Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
    Does ColordesQ offer a trial phase?
    Yes, we offer a 6-week trial period free of charge.

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    Does ColordesQ come with training and support for users?
    Our product and onboarding teams assist the entire process.

    During trial and go-live, users will be supported by:
  • Online Training Session(s)
  • On-demand sessions with our Product Managers
  • A digital training library containing
  • Product Manuals
  • Video tutorials
  • Any other questions? Please get in touch!

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