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Obtaining hardcopy Federal Standard 595 color chips

Obtaining hardcopy Federal Standard 595 color chips

The physical color samples of the FED-STD-595B have been issued by
General Services Administration in the following publications.

  • Specification
    The binder supplied in loose-leaf 8-1/2×11 paper with 1/2×1 ” color
    samples. Suitable for color identification and selection.
  • Fan Deck
    Suitable for color identification and selection.
  • Individual color chips
    Separate 3 x 5 inch color chip in a protective envelope — suitable
    for color matching and quality control inspection purposes.

How to obtain these publications*

Federal Standard 595B publications can be purchased from the
Specification Section of US General Services Administration

Document prices are listed below. Prices will vary depending on the
number of pages.

  • Individual 3X5 color chips
    $5.00 each
  • Entire color chip set (611 3X5 color chips)
    $625.00 each
  • Fan Deck (611 ½ x 2" color chips)
  • Binder (1/2×1" color chips)

All foreign orders must add 25% to cover the cost of airmail.

The GSA requires all orders to be paid in advance, either with credit
card or US Postal money order. The customer’s return address must be
clearly shown to ensure prompt mailing. You must provide your account
number for Federal Express or UPS shipments. 

Requests for additional information or comments concerning the
contents may be made in writing to:

General Services Administration, Federal Supply Service, FSS Product
Acquisition Center, Supply Standards Division (FLAS), Arlington, VA
22202. Telephone or email contacts are listed on the following page:

* Prices and ordering information has been last
revised in July 2006.

Other sources

Besides the General Services Administration, several commercial
companies offer the FED-STD-595 publications for sale. You may wish to
consult some of the ads at this site for some of these alternative