FED-STD-595C SPEC BOOK (Economy Version)
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 Classic Plus Edition is our flagship product, this Economy version may be adequate for some users with basic needs and limited budgets.
The basic Economy version includes an exact copy of the text and tables that were provided in the version of the Spec Book sold by GSA until January 2014, modified only to incorporate Change Notice 1. A fan deck is included to provide color samples in lieu of the 8.5 x 11 pages with individually-printed color samples that were in the original FS-595 Spec Book.
The Classic Plus Edition of FED-STD-595C includes 150+ new or extensively edited pages that update, correct and extend the original content. These changes are NOT included in the Economy version the Spec Book.
In particular, Appendix-IV, the “Master Color Table,” includes tristimulus data that is incomplete (550 colors only), 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 That’s all been replaced by a set of high-precision L*a*b* measurements in the Classic Plus Edition.
A quick-ref chart to show what gloss levels are defined for each shade is provided in this version.
Please note the color samples in the Fan Deck may contain small errors and are not intended for QC or Inspection purposes; that is the job of 3x5-inch Color Chips.
In summary, those users who do not need accurate tristimulus data or a complete list of color names may find the Economy Version of FED-STD-595C will meet their needs at a significantly lower cost than our Classic Plus Edition. The Economy Version Spec Book is wire bound, with a separate fan deck provided.