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FED-STD-595 SUPERSEDED BY AMS-STD-595
AMS-STD-595 color chips are mandatory for compliance with the federal color standard
3 x 5-inch color chip for each AMS-STD-595 color
Each individual chip is supplied in a protective sleeve
Suitable for matching quality control inspection purposes
Complete, boxed set of all 692 AMS-STD-595 3 x 5-inch color chips
Each individual chip is supplied in a protective envelope
Suitable for use in color calibration
66 leaves containing a total of 654 color chip representations
Arranged in numerical order with numeric index
Two-piece cover, bound with one screw post
Suitable for general color representation only
Includes an addendum fan deck containing an additional 38 U.S. Army and Marine Corps colors
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happened to FED-STD-595?
As of February 14, 2017, FED-STD-595 was cancelled and superseded by AMS-STD-595, “Colors Used in Government Procurement.” This new standard defines a color index system used by, but not limited to, government activities in a format suitable for color identification, color selection, color matching and quality control inspection. It also describes the designation and use of color media that is available to conduct these activities.
Color chips shall be used for color matching and control of items produced for government use. ONLY color chips marked “AMS-STD-595” shall be used as reference material for this new standard. Color matching shall be done by comparing CIE L*a*b color coordinates obtained from spectrophotometric analysis of the item produced for government use and the applicable color chip
Who should be ordering these products?
These products are perfect for government contractors, procurement officers and anyone looking to maintain compliance with AMS-STD-595 (formerly FED-STD-595). Save your organization time and resources.
I have a color chip from 4 years ago. Can I still use it?
No, it is recommended that you replace your FED-STD-595c color chips with the SAE AMS-STD-595 color chips.
I have a color chip from the FED-STD-595 scheme. Are these compliant?
No, as of 2/14/2017, AMS-STD-595 replaced FED-STD-595 as the official federal color standard. Only chips marked “AMS-STD-595” shall be used as reference material for this new color standard.
What branch of the military uses these chips for color verification?
These color chips and standards are used by the entire United States government.
Does anyone else sell the OFFICIAL color chips, chipset or fandeck?
No. SAE International is the exclusive official manufacturer of these federal color standard products: individual color chips, a completed box set of all 692 color chips and a fandeck of 654 color chip representations.
10 MOST POPULAR COLORS FOR AMS-STD-595
ARE YOU TASKED WITH VERIFYING GOVERNMENT COLOR COMPLIANCE?
SAE now offers an AMS-STD-595 Color Examination Service. This service is intended for customers in need of color compliance validation compared against the AMS-STD-595 federal color standard. Upon receiving a part or substrate from a customer, SAE International will measure the dolor using a Hunter UltraScan VIS, Diffuse Sphere 8 degree geometry spectrophotometer, 10 degree observer. This tool is supplied by Hunter Associates Laboratory. The results will be compared against the respective AMS-STD-595A color standard and a report will be supplied to the customer. This service costs $175 and requires the purchase of color chips for all of the colors to be inspected.