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Imageteddahlia
Feb 1, 2012 12:15 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
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Putting the color charts on line is very easy. Printing the colors in the classification book with any accuracy at all would be very expensive. And how many of the general public have classification books anyway? I bet that the ADS would worry that judges would use the inaccurate colors in the classification book to determine dahlia colors. The actual color chips are very well printed and very accurate. Having said that, when judges are trying to match a flower color to the individual chips, it is quite often that no chip is very close. Example: black red colors. Some flowers are darker than any of the chips. The darkest chip in the color chart is in the purple chips. Some judges have classified black red flowers as purple because of this.

Maybe a compromise would be to sell a brochure printed with the colors. High quality printing on coated papers can do pretty well.
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