Total Colour Management in Textiles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781855739239, 9781845691080

Total Colour Management in Textiles

1st Edition

Editors: John Xin
eBook ISBN: 9781845691080
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855739239
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 31st January 2006
Page Count: 246
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Measuring colour: Colour perception; Colour description/specification systems; Instrumental colour measurement; Colour quality evaluation; A practical guide to visual evaluation of textile samples. Part 2 Managing colour: Colour simulation of textiles; Effective colour communication from mind to market; Controlling colorant formulation; Controlling digital colour printing on textiles; Colour management across the supply chain; Quality assurance management for coloured goods.


Managing colour from the design stage to the finished product can be a difficult activity as colour perception is subjective and can therefore be inconsistent. Total colour management in textiles covers all aspects of managing colour from the design stage to the final product, ensuring that the designer’s vision is fulfilled in the finished colour. There have been many new developments in the area of colour measurement and colour perception which are discussed. These include discussion of the sensory effect of colour for design and use in product development, and digital colour simulation.

Key Features

  • Concentrates on managing colour from the design stage to the finished product
  • Provides a comprehensive discussion on the many aspects of textile colour management
  • Written with an industrial applications viewpoint


Graphic designers, merchandisers, product development specialists and anyone who uses color in their work; Academics and students researching textiles, fashion, design, fine arts, or any color related subjects.


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…provides a comprehensive understanding of many aspects of colour management with industrial applications in mind., Eurostitch
…will prove invaluable for individuals from a variety of disciplines and organization levels., The Textile Journal

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About the Editors

John Xin Editor

John Xin is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Charted Colourist of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, UK, and a panel member of the International Editorial Board of Coloration Technology published by the Society of Dyers and Colourists. Prof. Xin's main teaching and research interests include functional and smart textile and garment treatments, new functional material synthesis, nano-encapsulation systems with controllable release, coloration technology, colour science, including colour measurement and quality control, colour communication technology. He has published over 300 book chapters, SCI journal papers, conference proceedings, and patents, and has been invited as keynote speakers and session chairs at numerous international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong