HLC Color Atlas

The new HLC Color Atlas with 2040 colors provides an overview of the CIE-Lab color space . 36 color plates show the distribution of a basic hue (H = 10 – H = 360), brightness (L = 15 – L = 90) and saturation (C = 10 – approx. 100). Other panels show the gray series (C = 0) and the less saturated colors (C = 5).

  • Color atlas with 2040 colors
  • 36 color plates arranged chromatically. Size of the color plates 1×1 cm 
  • With Fogra media wedge for quality assurance
  • Contains highly saturated colors through 7-color printing

The color atlas is printed on a semi-matte proof paper with no optical brightener using an Epson SureColor P9000V. The 7-color print with the additional colors orange, turquoise green and violet shows better saturated colors. This achieves a maximum deviation of the DeltaE2000 from 3 in the range of saturated colors.
All shades were measured with an X-Rite i1 Pro2 spectrophotometer and compared with the ideal Lab values. At about 90% of the colors in the Atlas, the ideal Lab values ​​can be reproduced with an average DeltaE2000 of 0.5.
Original color swatches can be quickly and easily scrapped by looking for the intuitive system of the HLC Atlas:

  • Hue (Page)
  • Lightness or brightness (Line)
  • Chroma or saturation (Column)

The HLC Color Atlas is suitable for all stages of color communication from design to the finished product. The new Atlas is also very well suited for digital printing.The HLC color atlas contains a detailed description of the color space shown and the use of the atlas (in german).

HLC Atlas Color Values Color chart with the following values for all 2040 colors: LAB, LCH, RGB, HEX, CMYK (absolute and relative)

How to use gamutmap

Gamutmap helps you to quickly see which colours can be displayed in all selected colour spaces. Simply select the colour spaces you need, and then click “Show”. After a few seconds, you will see all colours that are available in all selected colour spaces. When hovering over the colour fields, you will see the absolute colorimetric target values for all selected colour spaces, and can copy them directly to your clipboard. It is incredibly easy to compare different colour spaces and find the corresponding colour values in HLC / LAB / RGB / CMYK for your corporate design or other applications.

Gamutmap is built up in the HLC colour space which can represent the CIELAB colour space well and is easily understandable.

72 individual tables show the division of a basic Hue (H = 05 – 360) according to brightness (L = 0 – 100) and Chroma (C = 0 – 125).
In principle, our H-value indicates the angle of the CIELAB colour circle we are at.