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Even if a chart was made available, it may not view correctly on all moniters/browsers and it also may not print out correctly on all printers.
This is quite true.
Esp in the reaal aautomotive world.
And ultimately the source where the color chips are reproduced for print must be the most accurate (create the CMYK make-up + touch colors if needed).
At Anderson Lithograph, we have been perfecting this for the last 15 years (only two companies in the US are suppliers/creators of color chips for print - Anderson Litho/LA and Wiliamson Printing in Dallas TX). We have on staff a full time color chip retoucher. Once a year his job is to keep current all the color chips (again used for commercial print only) for all the auto maufactuers who produce cars sold in North America). We work from the actual color chip samples from the auto manufactuer.
In regard to printers and which is the most color accurate (desktop) so far high end Epson printers (4000, 2200) are the closest. We almost have this perfected in my department as we spend half our budget on color management.
For factory-stock versions of cars, doesn't JL use authentic factory colors from the Big Three (and other carmakers, I guess)? Wouldn't that make it just like reprinting all their color charts along with all the custom colors JL has used? Sounds like a monumental undertaking to me...
Okay, then how about just a list of the colors without the hues... Granted this might be a little easier than putting both together.
Red-orange or Orange-red? Perhaps it's magenta with yellow, around 78%, and a touch of cyan, perhaps? Pantone 1665 is closer, and a bit lighter than Pantone 173. Maybe we could just call it Indian Red.
Okay, okay, okay... Then how about an update to the current releases of cars on the website with their colors. Like Firebird R3, VW R2 and the TRU exclusives. Granted they have some of them like SF R11 and a few others. I ask this so I can work on my checklists for my site which is still under construction. I would just like them to be complete rather than saying purple when it is supposed to be Zinger Purple.