TOKYO, JAPAN — August 22, 2023 — DIC Corporation’s subsidiary, DIC Graphics Corporation, recently revamped its DIC Digital Color Guide™ app. The updated app was released in August 2023.
DIC Digital Color Guide website (in Japanese only): https://www.dic-graphics.co.jp/products/dcguide/
DIC Digital Color Guide is the digital version of the popular DIC Color Guide™, which enjoys a 90% share of the Japanese market for color sample books. As of January 2023, cumulative downloads of the DIC Digital Color Guide since its launch in 2010 had surpassed 950,000. Standard features of the app include a color sample function that allows users to peruse color information, as well as a display function that enables users to reproduce colors on various substrates and to confirm ink blends, for all 2,553 colors contained in the DIC Color Guide™ library. DIC Digital Color Guide is used primarily as a frontline color communications tool in color-critical design fields such as printing and publishing, fashion and architecture, as well as at vocational schools specializing in design.
In addition to standard features, including the color sample function and display function that enables users to see how colors look on different substrates, the updated version also boasts a variety of exciting new features. These include an embossing function, which makes it possible to display a substrate’s surface texture, and a calibration function, which allows the user to adjust colors to view them as they would appear under standard lighting conditions.
In tandem with this update, the DIC Digital Color Guide’s color search and image color search functions are now offered as a for-fee service.
Discontinuation of COLORGUIDE for Mac
COLORGUIDE for Mac, launched in July 2013, was discontinued in December 2022 to make way for a new service. Information on the new service will be posted on DIC Graphics‘ website as it becomes available.
In line with its redefined vision statement, “We improve the human condition by safely delivering color and comfort for sustainable prosperity—Color & Comfort,” the DIC Group will continue to offer products and solutions that respond to the needs of society and its customers with the aim of contributing broadly to society.
About the DIC Digital Color Guide
Download the DIC Digital Color Guide
App name: DIC Digital Color Guide
Operating systems: iOS15.0 or higher (iPhone); iPadOS15.5 or higher (iPad)
Supported by : iPhone 7 Plus or later; iPad Air (3rd generation) or later
(Please note that the high-precision display of certain colors is not possible with devices that do not support Display P3.)
Note: The search and camera functions of the updated DIC Digital Color Guide are offered as for-fee services. If Automatic updates is enabled, the app will automatically be upgraded to the newest version. To turn on Automatic updates for apps on an iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store section of System Settings.
About DIC Color Guide (Color Sample Book)
Purchase a Calibration Card
Calibration cards can be purchased from the DIC Color Store online store.
URL (in Japanese only): https://shop.dic-graphics.co.jp/c/index/gr5/dcg1
* This calibration card is available only in Japan at this moment. Oversea shipping is now in preparation.
About DIC Graphics
Company name: DIC Graphics Corporation
Location: DIC Building, 7-20, Nihonbashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8233, Japan
President and CEO: Toshiyuki Kai
Principal operations: Manufacture and sale of printing inks and other products
Date of establishment: October 1, 2009
DIC Graphics Corporation
E-mail: [email protected]