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What a Picture is Worth

26th December 2007

What a Picture is Worth

One of the main things that needs to be done when building an online store is adding pictures of your products.  When your store is one such as EnMart, that can mean adding a lot of pictures.  Of course, the idea behind the pictures is to spotlight the available products in the best possible way, and to make those products attractive to potential buyers.  

When it comes to describing color,  words often won’t do the trick.  Try describing yellow or blue or any of the numerous shades of either of those colors to someone who has never seen them.  Stop someone on the street and ask them if they know what color “Light Pistachio” or “Fashion Glow”  should be.  Odds are they probably won’t be able to supply an answer.

Sometimes the only way to accurately understand what a color looks like is to see it.  Of course, when you see a picture on a computer monitor you have to take into account monitor settings and various other things that may have an effect on the exact color you see.  You should still, however, be able to get a reasonable idea of what the color is, just from seeing a picture of it on your computer screen. 

In order to provide you with the best available pictures of the thread we sell, we have recently updated the thread images on our site.  All the thread, both polyester and rayon is now shown against a white background.  This allows for the best color representation available when you view the pictures on your computer screen.  Again, the colors will appear slightly different from the actual thread.  The degree of difference will depend on your monitor settings, the age of your monitor, the type of monitor you have and perhaps even the browser you use. 

The best way to get a completely accurate representation of the available polyester thread colors we sell is to purchase a polyester thread chart.  A thread chart will give you an actual sample of every thread color, so you can see exactly how each color will appear when you sew a design.    We also have thread conversion charts for our polyester thread, if you would like to find the Iris Thread Color that is a match to a color from another manufacturer.  If you need a conversion chart, please contact us and we would be happy to send you one.

For those of you who use rayon,  information similar to that which is currently supplied for our polyester thread is in the works.  As soon as that information is available, we will let all of you know.

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