RAL K5 Semi Matte 216 Colour Fan Deck Chart Classic
RAL presents one of the best-selling colour charts in the market, RAL K5 Semi-matt colour charts. (Also available in glossy finish) While there are plenty of colour sampling books available in the market, RAL’s K5 semi-matt colour chart is the most preferred amongst all of them. RAL understand the criticality involved in selecting the right color shade. The company is aware how a slide change in shade can bring about a drastic change in the color. Hence it uses a 4-digit color numbering format for every color. The 4-digit numeric code has become a standardised tool to identify the colour and well accepted throughout the globe for more than 70 years. This is why one finds ‘RAL 1037 Sun Yellow’ to be the same everywhere. The book is used primarily used a guide for picking and validating color for paint and coatings across the globe. It includes a set of 215 colors in semi-matt finish. All the colors in the guide are systematically arranged for easy identification.
The guide also includes a small set of Fluorescent and Metallic colors. All the colors have been dedicated a full-page (5cm by 1.5 cm) to enhance the visualisation abilities so readers can appropriately conduct color matching and color comparison. Overall the book contains two set of guides – coated as well as uncoated colors and is available in semi-matt finish. The coated edition is called the RAL K5 Gloss and the uncoated edition with a matte finish and smoother look is the RAL K5 semi Matte Edition. It also has a color index towards the end for ease of tracing. A lighting evaluation tool is also provided so the design applications are updated with the latest colors. The book has a wide range of applications including paint manufacturing as well as the creation of colors in chemical laboratories. Moreover, the fan-like packaging is sturdy to carry and makes it easy to test and match the color with the designs. All the colors have been formulated using ink film thickness so the same color is printed on press. The RAL K5 is a part of the RAL CLASSIC collection and is known for its accuracy, and ease of use. It comes in a convenient U-Shaped protective cover to shield against physical damages such as dust or water. Applications
- Wall Painting & Coating, Manufacture of Paints & Chemicals
- Building & Construction Material Color Matching Shades
- Home Décor & interiors.
Reviews of Ral Shade Card K5 Classics
- Designers praise the convenient packaging
- Buyers love the variety of color tones
- The quality of the book has attracted many buyers
- The standardised color format helps readers to communicate the color shade with confidence and accuracy
RAL K5 is different from the classic colour template in terms of size. A K5 chart is more legible as the size of the colour samples is larger, with a full-scale 5.0 x 15.0 cm colour illustration available. The bi sized templates make it possible for the users to not only use the colour charts for matching the shades but also visualise the colour combinations that can be used. In comparison to a regular the RAL classic, the K5 also comes in a semi-matte option as well as the glossy chart, whereas the classic is only available with a glossy finish. This colour chart is considered to be the best option within the Paint industry and is widely used for the manufacturing of paints.
The RAL K5 book has two kinds of finishes available to buy – the coated as well as an uncoated colour shade card. The two editions have all the 216 colours included and are categorised under two names –
- RAL K5 Gloss – The coated editions
- RAL K5 Semi Matte Edition – The uncoated edition which gives a smoother look
RAL K5 is user friendly and has a systematic presentation that allows the buyers to browse through the colour variations with ease. The shade card includes a colour index at the end, indicating the users to the shade they are looking for. There is a lighting evaluation instrument attached along with the shade card as well. With a fan-like shape that can be shut and enclosed within a casing, the RAL K5’s design simplifies the task of matching and comparing shades with designs and products. One of the major drawbacks a user faces while using shade cards is that the printed product may not have the same outcome. As RAL comprehends the possibility of having a different shade printed, the colours on the shade card have been created with ink film thickness ensuring that the same colour will be printed on the desired product. The RAL Classic shade cards are renowned for its accuracy, portability and quality.
RAL is a mode of communication that ensures the best interest of the manufacturer and the retailer. With a vast spectrum of colours that encompass us, architects, designers and creators try to incorporate shades that add to the aesthetic value of their design. With the barrage of shades available it can be a challenging task ensuring that the manufacturer or the printer uses the precise colour that is desired. Lack of effective communication gives way to errors and confusion. RAL has established an easy method that is adopted globally to solve this issue leaving no scope for mistakes. With different shade cards, RAL has deciphered the shade colour names and codes making communication smooth between the retailers and manufacturers.
RAL K5 Shade Card, Need of the Hour
With the surplus of colours that encompasses us, from flowers in a garden to textile designs, home décor to architecture, automobiles to the mere paint, we are surrounded by an abundance of colours. Due to the light, saturation and hues, the colours have variations within itself creating a cascade of options for designers to use. With countless options, there is bound to be chaos while communicating the precise shade that is desired. RAL has registered the need for differentiating between the shades to avoid any confusion. RAL over the years as added colours to its templates and given names and codes for each shade and variation, creating an organised method of communication. Being internationally recognised, RAL has created a foundation to communicate colours with people from any part of the world. Any manufacturer and retailer can have a conversation about colour, shades and have their exact requirement transpired with an easy flow devoid of uncertainty.
About RAL Color Chart
RAL is the creator of the mode of communication that has been used on an international scale. The innovation has given each colour an identity and made it easy for people to what know colour has been referred to. RAL Classic charts were the first colour templates made with 40 shades which now includes over 200 different colours. With a plethora of options found within these shade cards, different industries have been using RAL for over 90 years.
RAL Semi Matte – The Best Alternative
RAL has been providing quality-assured colour shade cards that have been utilised on a global scale. With other colour templates available, RAL provides a cascade of information in a systematic and legible manner. All the different shade cards provided by RAL encompass a vast variety of colours with even the minute changes and variations within a single colour bracket as well. Being in the business of providing the mode of communication, RAL fathoms the importance of a slight change in colour can also make to the final outcome.
RAL code consists of a 4 digits code for each shade and a RAL K5 colour chart has 216 colours within its template. The RAL code a colour becomes its identity and it is the standard code across the globe. This ensures that the shade is identified by any person and universally recognised. It is also utilised to authenticate and validate the colour of a product once it is received and ensures the retailer gets what the design needed. The template also includes Fluorescent and Metallic colours giving the user the best experience of utilising the shade card.
Coating Color Matching with RAL K5
RAL Classic colour system was initiated with 40 colours within the template. The shades found became the primary colours for camouflage for the German army during the second world war. The colour was utilised on ammunitions as well as the tanks and automobiles. As of today, RAL has added a plethora of shades that are recognised and utilised on a global scale. The automobiles, home décor, paint industries that use matte, metallic and glossy surfaces are dominated with RAL defined colours. The RAL shade card as brought consistency to varnishing and paints. Mainly used for powder coating RAL colour charts ensure that there is no confusion within shades even with a minute variation within the colour. RAL is considered to be the go-to option for the following industries –
- Road Safety
List of all 216 RAL Color shades are as follows