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#340522 - 03/01/11 04:04 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
I'd give JC or Brent a call/pm.
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#340524 - 03/01/11 04:15 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: Adrian]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Ok. I sent a PM to Jc.

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#340534 - 03/01/11 06:53 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
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At home the sample looks different that it did at work. Different lighting. It looks closer to the color on the web site for Cinnamon Oak, but still not the same. When I place it against the wall with the other equipment, it looks more like a light oak. It's several shades lighter than the Cinnamon Beech vinyl that my ep350 is in.

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#340535 - 03/01/11 06:54 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
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That's because color is hardly a well calibrated thing on most computer monitors. I keep my 3 monitors at work calibrated, but I still wouldn't trust the color on them to tell me what color something like a finish is.
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#340537 - 03/01/11 06:57 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: Ken.C]
CatBrat Offline
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I suspected the same. Monitors at work = cheep. I paid about $300 for mine almost 2 years ago.

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#340538 - 03/01/11 07:19 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
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You need a reference illuminant too. smile
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#340539 - 03/01/11 07:30 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: ClubNeon]
CatBrat Offline
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Can I scream now?

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#340542 - 03/01/11 08:36 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
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Cat,
I went with 3 different vinyl samples and 3 different grills to mix and match. I found in general that the samples were redder than the image on my monitor. So the one I thought I would pick to match my cherry furniture downstairs is not the one that I went with. I acutally did get a fairly close match - especially in incandescent light. Natural sun light the match is a bit off but not much. The technical term is Metamarizing when the object changes color in different light.
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#340563 - 03/01/11 10:13 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: Argon]
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I'm hoping someone at Axiom can tell me which wood veneer is the closest match to the Cinnamon Beech vinyl. I've e-mailed Jc this question and will see what he answers with.

I was expecting more red in the Cinnamon Oak, but there's more yellow than red in this choice.

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#340644 - 03/02/11 04:35 PM Re: VaSSallo [Re: CatBrat]
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According to someone at Axiom, the best wood veneer match to the Cinnamon Beech vinyl is Nutmeg Cherry in the Satin (low gloss) finish. They are sending me a sample of that one.

For some reason, by going with a simi-gloss, changes the entire look of the finish. I thought it would be the same, only shinier.

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