Re: Freight Car Colors

Ian Cranstone

From: Jeff Aley - GCD PE <jaley@...>
For those who don't know (and I'm no expert), the Pantone Matching
System (PMS) provides color standards that are available in a printed book
that you may find in a good art supply store. Because the PMS colors are
STANDARD, by matching to these colors, it is easy to convey to printers,
paint manufacturers, etc. what color you're really talking about.
The Pantone system does offer advantages -- an easily reproduced standard
colour system, but you'll also find that you will have to approximate
colours to some degree. There simply aren't enough Pantone colours to match
everything precisely.

Stafford Swain noted in his CN colour study: it was kind of like using a
ruler in which the lines weren't close enough together (or words to that

Ian Cranstone
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
lamontc@... (note change: was lamontc@...)

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