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Pointcarre adds Archroma colour library

Bringing ideas to life with greater speed and accuracy.

4th March 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Pratteln, Switzerland


Archroma Textile Effects is making its entire portfolio of 5,760 colours available for Pointcarre’s digital textile design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system.

As a market leader in Mac and PC textile design software for three decades, Pointcarre’s textile software enables fashion, home furnishing and technical textiles designers to create accurate digital samples, streamline the fabric weaving, knitting and printing processes and produce realistic presentations of their collections.

Incorporating the Archroma colour portfolio into this workflow will empower designers to bring their ideas to life with greater speed and accuracy. They will not only have access to a huge searchable library of Archroma colours to enrich the design process, but will also be better able to produce the exact colour they need at the factory.

All of the Archroma colour references can be formulated with dyes that meet leading international eco-standards and the customer’s desired sustainability profile.

“End-to-end agility is a massive competitive advantage in today’s textile value chain,” said Chris Hipps, global head of colour management at Archroma Textile Effects, said. “The Archroma Color Atlas was created to empower designers with colour inspiration that can be seamlessly implemented in production for reproducible results. Bringing this library into the Pointcarre system will improve the agility of designers and advance sustainability at the same time.”

“At Pointcarre, we continuously develop our digital tools to take advantage of new technologies in design and production,” added Pointcarre president Steve Greenberg. “Collaborating with Archroma to make colour inspiration richer and more intuitive, we are helping our customers further simplify and enhance their work while lowering costs and shortening turnaround times.”

To support customers to optimise the potential of the new colour library, Pointcarre is offering new interactive e-learning modules on its Academy training platform, as well as assistance in several languages.

Pointcarre systems are trusted by some of the world’s most iconic brands, from Ralph Lauren, Nautica and Centric Brands to Decathlon, Tommy Hilfiger, Sage Mills and Eddie Bauer.

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