DEC color standards was: Re: Banner Panels

Pete Lancashire pete at
Sun Jan 1 10:26:14 CST 2017

To convert from Muncell to RGB

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 7:49 PM, Charles Dickman <chd at> wrote:
> Rod,
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 8:04 PM, Rod Smallwood
> <rodsmallwood52 at> wrote:
>> Hi Guys
>>             I have had a quick word with the girls down at the silk screen
>> shop.
> A couple of years ago I tried to translate the DEC color standards to
> RGB based on the colors in the standards on bitsavers. Here is what I
> came up with:
> I think I posted this already.
> How have you been doing your color matching? Have you published a
> color list for the panels you have made? I am thinking about color
> matching for switch handles for example that are in the same colors.
> Some enduring standard translation for the colors would be great to
> have available in the future.
> I never imagined how slippery color was until I tried to do the color
> matching from the DEC standards. I had to meet Munsell, Ostwald and
> the CHM (Color Harmony Manual, not the Computer History Museum),
> before I was done. And Pantone seems to be the Microsoft of color.
> -chuck

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