Chapter 8. Colorants and Their Mixture

  1. Rolf G. Kuehni

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471687448.ch8

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Second Edition

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kuehni, R. G. (2004) Colorants and Their Mixture, in Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471687448.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471660064

Online ISBN: 9780471687443

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Keywords:

  • colorants;
  • color mixing;
  • dyes;
  • fluorescent dyes;
  • Lambert-Beer law;
  • Kubelka-Munk law;
  • pigments

Summary

In this chapter colorants, dyes and pigments, and the results of their mixture are introduced. The non-linear transformations from transmittance and reflectance functions to functions that are additive, the Lambert-Beer law and the Kubelka-Munk law, are presented, as are the colorimetric properties of colorants and the results of their mixture. Special colorants and modifying additives briefly discussed include fluorescents and metallic flake and pearlescent additives.