Standards - Research - Metrology

Mt. Baker Research L.L.C.
2921 Sylvan Street/P.O. Box 28370
Bellingham, Washington 98228-0370

Defining Color Standards


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Mt. Baker Research L.L.C. Products

Diagnostic Tile Sets


Profiling Tile Set, Tiles T1 - T16. (The Diagnostic Set is very similar to the Profiling Set. The Diagnostic Set uses different sequencing and includes 4 new color standards. The actual contents of Diagnostic Sets A and B are listed in the manual and the companion product page.)


Profiling Tile Set, Tiles T17 - T32.


Individual Colors in the Profiling Tile Set, Tiles T1 - T16.
(Tile T1, Lower Left. Tile T16, Upper Right.)


Individual Colors in the Profiling Tile Set, Tiles T17 - T32.
(Tile T17, Lower Left. Tile T32, Upper Right.)

Diagnostic Tile Sets A and B contain reduced translucency color standards. We developed these sets for testing and color managing large- and small-aperture spectrophotometers. Set A includes one ultra-white semi-glossy color standard. We recommend Set A as an extended color gamut, reduced translucency upgrade to the Ceram Series II tiles.

The color standards in Diagnostic Tile Set A and the test procedures described in the instruction manual support the following applications: (1) Instrument diagnostics and validation. (2) Assessment of inter-instrument agreement. (3) Performance tracking.

Diagnostic Tile Set B enables licensed users of Set A and CyberChrome's OnColor Profiler® software to upgrade to color managing instruments through profiling. (Note: To implement profiling CyberChrome's OnColor Profiler® software must be purchased separately.)

Each Diagnostic Tile Set includes 16 2x2-inch glossy color standards, 16 soft optical pads, a re-sealable plastic storage case, instructions for cleaning and maintenance, a serialized certificate of ownership, and a CD disk that contains typical spectral reflectance data.

The prices listed below are EXW Bellingham (IncoTerms 2000). Contact us to inquire about the availability of colorimetric data, special colors or calibration services.

List Prices

1 - 4 Boxed sets containing 16 2x2-inch color standards, Diagnostic Set A colors, typical calibrations only, $1,350.00/set

1 - 4 Boxed sets containing 16 2x2-inch color standards, Diagnostic Set B colors, typical calibrations only, $1,250.00/set

1 - 4 Boxed sets containing 32 2x2-inch color standards, complete Diagnostic Tile Set, typical calibrations only, $2,600.00/set

Linked Resources

  • The instruction manual for the Diagnostic Tile Sets contains referenced background information about translucency. It also presents typical spectral reflectance factors in 3 optical geometries together with procedures for testing, validating and color managing spectrophotometers.
  • CyberChrome's Color QC and Matching blog presents useful articles about measuring color and color managing spectrophotometers.
  • This document shows the serialized certificates of ownership.
  • The maintenance manual describes procedures for handling, storing and maintaining ceramic and glass color standards.

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