Educating the changing world in the science of colour


The SDC provides ongoing coloration education through a range of publications.

Coloration Technology

The SDC’s flagship journal giving access to the latest global coloration research.

Coloration Technology is the world’s leading peer-reviewed journal dealing with the application of colour, and the only journal that covers all aspects of coloration technology. Visit the Wiley Online Library for further details.

Members of SDC are entitled to a significant discount on the cost of a subscription. Please contact for details.


The SDC has a range of key books relating to coloration. The SDC/Wiley book series ensures regular new titles and SDC’s continuing educational role. 

Please visit the shop to see a list of titles. Members of SDC are entitled to a discount on the cost of books. Discounts are also available for agents and enquiries should be sent to

Colour Index

Available as an online database, the Colour Index is the world’s most authoritative method of coloration classification system available internationally. It is used by industry, governments, legislators, regulators, universities and research institutes in day to day activities and in innovative research to provide a basis for a long-term future for the coloration industry.

Access to the Colour Index is available via a subscription. Please visit the Colour Index for details.

Colour Index Heritage USB

The Colour Index Heritage Edition brings together all the material published in the Colour Index between 1924 and 1999, prior to the publication of the Fourth Edition Online.

With over 17,500 pages of information presented as scanned page images, it is navigated by a series of hyperlinked ‘bookmarks.’ It includes a basic search facility.

A demo version is available showing the presentation of the pages and how they are referenced.

Invaluable archive material, the Colour Index Heritage Edition can be purchased from the shop.

Society of Dyers and Colourists

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