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New and Renewal Subscriptions

Welcome to the process of subscribing to the Colour Index™. Please take your time to fully assess what you require from the Colour Index™ to choose the best options for you and your company. The process of setting up a subscription is now on line. Use the link below.

Join Online

To set up your new subscription you will have to set up an initial account after which you can select your requirments and receive notification of the price to be paid. You will then have a number of options to accept the price and a number of options with which to pay.

For a renewal the same process is followed as above but of course you or your administrator will already have log in details and will be able to access your subscription account and pay for your renewal.

Annual Paid Subscription

Access to the Colour Index™ database is based on an annual subscription to the Colour Index™ Online and gives you full unlimited access to the Colour Index™ for 12 months. There are a number of options available which are highlighted below so please consider the options A and B carefully before filing out the subscription form.

Option A: Subject Coverage:

  • Are you interested in Pigments and Solvent Dyes only? If so, you need Part 1 of the Colour Index
  • Are you interested in Dyes and Related Products only? If so, you need Part 2 of the Colour Index
  • Are you interested in all classes of colorants (pigments and dyes)? If so you need the Full Edition (Parts 1 and 2) of the Colour Index

Option B: Number of Users:

  • Select the number of user licences you need within your organisation

University Licences

There are special arrangements available for University licences.

We offer reduced registration fees and prices per user for Universities/ educational establishments as part of the charitable activities of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) www.sdc.org.uk ,  to help students, researchers and anyone involved in the education of colour.

Please see join online for details.

Standard Licence Agreement

All subscriptions taken are bound by our standard licence agreement. It is important that you read and understand this agreement before taking on a subscription. A copy of the standard license agreement is available.


The prices for the various options availble to you are within the on line applicaiton process and you will have the option of reviewing this price before agreeing to pay either online or requesting an invoice.

Prices are in Great British Pound. Additional VAT charges may apply (please refer to the VAT arrangements section on the application form).

For further information please contact us