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Jul

Tips For Good Color Scanning
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App Updates

Check that you have the latest app version installed. We periodically publish new app releases where we may add new colors or app enhancements. Hence, using the latest app improves the scanning results. 

Scan Area Color

Select the scan area in which the color is homogeneous. Avoid patterned areas as the color reading may not be accurate. 

Scan Area Surface 

Make sure the color sample area for scanning is clean and flat. The scanning area of the scanner should cover fully the color. Press slightly to ensure no outside light gets into the scanner. 

Scanning Repetition

Scan several times the color sample area to ensure homogeneity of the scan results. Make the first scan then move the scanner a bit to a different area of the color sample and make the next scan. 

Effect Surfaces

For effect colors (metallic, pearlescent, glow, very luminous colors) the scanning will not be accurate.

Liquid Color Samples

Do not scan liquid color samples. Although Nix scanner equipped with a special accessory could scan liquid color sample, but the Instint color database was developed for scanning solid color samples only.

Scan Area Surface 

Make sure the color sample area for scanning is clean and flat. The scanning area of the scanner should cover fully the color. Press slightly to ensure no outside light gets into the scanner. 

Scanning Repetition

Scan several times the color sample area to ensure homogeneity of the scan results. Make the first scan then move the scanner a bit to a different area of the color sample and make the next scan. 

Scanner Usage Conditions

Keep the scanner clean and avoid extreme usage and/or storing conditions: high temperatures, mechanical shocks (drops, hits, etc), aggressive chemicals, etc. It is obvious that those conditions may damage the electronics or the optical system of the scanner.

We would like to point out that the Instint app will work with Nix scanners sourced from Antamion only. We ensure that all technical aspects of the system (scanner + app + Instint color database) fit perfectly to achieve the best color scanning accuracy.

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