Lectra is joining forces with Spectraflow to offer a range of colour management solutions for fashion and apparel designers from conception to production.

Spectraflow already works with some of the most prominent names in apparel including Abercrombie & Fitch, Kohl's, Old Navy and Nordstrom to help solve their "unique" colour problems.

"Whether a company needs an inkjet printer to match custom fabric swatches under non-standard lighting or is using multiple printers that must closely match one another, Spectraflow has a solution designed to address today's most pressing color management challenges," explains president Clark Omholt.

Lectra and Spectraflow will work together to help fashion firms achieve consistent and controlled colour throughout the design process, from conception to production.

"Effectively managing colour development, the colourway process and colour communication are critical for fashion companies today as consumers continue to demand new and fresh collections," comments Roy Shurling, president of Lectra North America.

"As we all know, it's crucial for a designer to maintain colour accuracy throughout the design process, and our technology gives designers the tools to select, create and apply seasonal colour palette throughout a collection.

"In turn, Spectraflow's services enable companies to achieve colour consistency and accuracy with monitors and printers, and across locations."