Datacolor has opened an office in Bentonville, Arkansas dedicated to serving as a "Color Resource Center" for Wal-Mart and its suppliers and vendors.

The Bentonville office aims to provide the tools, training and support that ensure consistent, accurate colour from design to production.

There will be educational classes on the fundamentals of colour science and colour technology for Wal-Mart, its suppliers and vendors; digital imaging resources for virtual fabric and garment development; and training on Datacolor products adopted by Wal-Mart.

In a particular, local vendors will be able to evaluate the latest colour technology as it becomes available; for example, examining first-hand how the latest colour management tools and the quick creative exchange of colour concepts electronically works from their mills to Wal-Mart.