Office - 20 CertColourServe Ltd provides certification of instrumentation and equipment for colour measurement, such as spectrophotometers, and visual assessment, such as light boxes; to standards recognised by the industry, such as NIST, using methods fully compatible with all equipment manufacturers. We also offer a number of unique certification products including NPL traceable certification, e-Certification (allowing end users to certify and instrument remotely) and on-site light box certification.

Traceable certification through National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Extensive research by the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) has shown that no singular standard exists for routine spectrophotometer certification, each manufacturer being effectively in control of certification on their equipment albeit via an approved body (generally NIST). This means that the traceability between different manufacturer instruments lacks “robustness”, which arguably is an accepted limitation. It shouldn’t, and doesn’t have to be.

As the only fully independent provider of certification on spectrophotometers for colour measurement, ColourServe Ltd can now provide traceable certification from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) allowing true comparison to UK national standards of instruments from different manufacturers for the first time in a standard production environment. Contact us at certification@colourserve.co.uk to find out more.