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Apr 2, 2012 9:24 AM CST
Name: Ted
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Glad to hear of your success. Hope they come in handy and eventually you may buy the actual set for the $50.00 that they charge now. I worked briefly at a print shop many years ago and appreciate good printing when I see it. They did a very good job of printing it. However, we do everything on computers these days and the best color chart would be a list of colors listed by their RGB numbers. In the future, we should scan(or take a good digital picture) of a petal from the flower, determine the color code by using Photoshop or other program and find the closest listed RGB color in the ADS digital chart. ADS should set up a digital chart for this purpose. This would remove much of the "human element" in the process that makes it very inaccurate. Currently, there is little consistency in the determination of dahlia colors on the same flower when done by several people. The variability should be from flower to flower, not from person to person. Computer sampling of colors is the way to go.
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