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What makes zenColorCode® (ZCC) different?

zenColorCode® (ZCC) normalizes (eliminates the redundancies) from over 16.77 million coordinates in the RGB color space to create a universal digital color standard.

What is the 5-digit number that appears after ZCC®?

All zenColorCode® (ZCC) swatches are represented by a unique 5-digit reference code, i.e., ZCC-16747.

How many colors are available in the ZCC® Swatch Library?

The complete ZCC® Swatch Library consists of over 5,000 unique color swatches.

Can I add a color code to the ZCC® Swatch Library?

zenColorCode® (ZCC) normalizes all 16.77 million colors in the RGB color space to create a digital standard. Colors outside the RGB gamut may not be added to the ZCC® Swatch Library.

Are there restrictions to using ZCC® as an internal color coding system?

ZCC® can be used as an internal coding system for hangtags and barcodes provided you are a current Licensee, comply with the Terms and Conditions of the License Agreement, and follow the ZCC® Marking and Usage Rules. Usage of ZCC® to text tag product on eCommerce sites, however, is strictly forbidden and is not necessary if you are a Licensee using our patented search platform.

Is the ZCC® Swatch Library available as a print format?

zenColorCode® (ZCC) is a digital color standard based on a device driven model. The complete ZCC® Swatch Library is exclusively available in our zenColor® Connect Desktop and Mobile applications.

Does zenColorCode® (ZCC) provide translations into other color spaces?

As a normalized standard for sRGB, the native language for all digital monitors, zenColorCode® (ZCC) readily translates into RGB, HSL, CIELab, and CMYK. All zenColor® Connect apps also provide users with standardized translations of zenColorCode® (ZCC) into RGB and HEX.


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