FED-STD-595C SPEC BOOK (Classic Plus Edition)
The FED-STD-595C Specification Document, or “Spec Book” for short, is a valuable tool for anyone using FED-STD-595. It contains application information, numeric color data, common names for many colors in the spec, and more. Spec Books are frequently purchased by companies to show full FS-595 compliance for Quality Audits.
We offer two versions of the Spec Book: While the Economy version may be adequate for some users with basic needs and limited budgets, the Classic Plus Edition is our flagship product.
The Classic Plus Edition is based on original 2008 GSA version of the spec, with 150+ new or extensively edited pages that update, correct and extend the original content. The Classic Plus Edition of FED-STD-595C is far more accurate, useful and complete than the Economy Version or any other version of the Spec Book previously available. Some areas of change include:
1) Appendix-IV, the “Master Color Table,” originally included tristimulus data that was incomplete, riddled with transcription errors and generally of no real value. That’s all been replaced by a set of high-precision L*a*b* measurements for all 650 colors. RGB values for approximating FS-595 colors on a computer monitor are also provided.
2) The original version of FED-STD-595C provided names for some colors, which can offer a useful cross-reference. This name-list has been substantially extended in the Classic Plus Edition with color-names from numerous other Federal Specs and public sources.
3) A new “Supplemental Materials” section provides a sort-by-name version of the Master Color List, a quick-ref chart to show what gloss levels are defined for each shade and a FAQ section with answers to many of the questions we’ve been asked about FED-STD-595.
4) A complete copy of FED-STD-141D is also provided, along with an unedited copy of FS-595C for reference and a 6-page "Change Log" reflecting the modifications we’ve made.
Color samples are taken from the GSA version of the Spec Book, meaning they are individually printed and arranged in a 3x10 grid pattern on 8.5 x 11-inch pages. Please note these samples may contain small errors and are not intended for QC or Inspection purposes; that is the job of 3x5-inch Color Chips.
In summary, FED-STD-595C Classic Plus Edition is the most complete, accurate and useful version of this spec that has ever been released. Everything is provided in a 3-ring binder, and Change Notice 1 is fully incorporated.