Chapter 27. Color Matching in Ceramic Glaze Systems

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. E. J. Pawlicki and
  2. E. E. Saad

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch27

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

How to Cite

Pawlicki, E. J. and Saad, E. E. (1994) Color Matching in Ceramic Glaze Systems, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch27

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  1. Miles Inc. Baltimore, MD

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375297

Online ISBN: 9780470314340

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Keywords:

  • transmittance;
  • standardized;
  • optimization;
  • visual experience;
  • chromatic attributes

Summary

Color in ceramic glazes can be described by a combination of light source, transmittance, absorption and reflectance of the glaze, and the response curve of the eye of an observer. In an industrial environment where colorants are used on a regular basis, these parameters need to be standardized to eliminate subjectivity and variability. This paper will look at the use of a color spectrophotometer for color matching and discuss spectral reflectance curves and their use in eliminating metamerism, with the objective of introducing simple yet quantitative methodologies for color optimization of ceramic glaze systems.