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The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide. Our mission is to communicate the science of colour in a changing world. SDC is a professional, chartered society. Becoming a member gives access to SDC’s Professional Coloration Qualifications including the elite Chartered Colourist status. We have an international network of regions and activities.

Engaging with Colour
Engaging with Colour 2013-14 covers a wide range of our activity. The past year however was a notable one as we celebrated 50 years of the SDC Royal Charter – the granting of it means we are the only organisation in the world able to award the Chartered Colourist status.
Latest SDC News

SDC launches new student section at the University of Leeds

P1020424On the 5th November a new SDC student section was launched at the University of Leeds. At the inaugural event Trevor Lambourne (Commercial Manager for the Digital Print Centre of Industrial Collaboration at the university) welcomed everyone, and highlighted that this new student section was in fact re-establishing something that used to be in place […]

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SDC Pakistan – Discharge Printing Techniques

Nishat Chunian Dyeing and Printing Division, Lahore, Pakistan

How to build a cloth mill in 3 million easy steps

The Bradford Club, Piece Hall Yard, Bradford BD1 1PJ


SDC Pakistan – Colour Fastness to Crocking

Nishat Chunian Dyeing and Printing Division, Lahore, Pakistan

Malcolm the Weaver
MTW Everybody has a favourite colour and Malcolm the Weaver can make them all. Muted colours from the past, bright and vibrant colours for now and for the future and unusual colours in your dreams. Buy Now
Instrumental Match Prediction
Merchant Adventurers' Hall To celebrate 50 years of digital colour match prediction the original article on Instrumental Match Prediction IMP from ICI is reproduced by permission from Dystar and from the collection of Dr R Hirschler. Read Now
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