||She scans in a picture out of which she wants to produce a new carpet design.
||She opens the scanned picture in
Galaincha. She sets the size (170 cm x 240 cm) and quality (100 knots) of the carpet in Galaincha properties. Using color reduction tool and other cleaning tools, she cleans the scanned image.
||She selects the colors from her factory color database in Galaincha to see numerous color combinations on the design. She finalizes three sets of colors after looking at the simulated texture effect with each combination. With this feature, she can visualize her finished product before they are actually woven.
||She e-mails these files in .ctf format (around 100 kb each) to her client abroad for feedback and approval. Her client also uses
Galaincha, otherwise she would have to use .bmp format, which is about 10 times the size.
||She goes for lunch.
||She opens the e-mail from here client. Her client has made minor modification in the design, and changed some colors. She opens these files in Galaincha again and computes wool requirement. She then verifies the wool stock in the factory. She notices that she will require 14 kg of color A-44 and 11 kg of color L-102. She has in stock the rest of the colors.
||She calls in her dye master and instructs to dye 14 kg of color A-44 and 11 kg of color L-102.
||She selects the "Black outline" graph printing option of Galaincha and starts printing the graph of the design in her A3 size laser printer. Printing "Full color" graph is possible, but it would mean a high printing cost.
||She asks her assistant to join together the print outs according to page numbers. She then prints the color key of the design as the reference for her weavers. She also prints the full color design with texture for her printed catalog.
||She takes a tea break.
||Her assistant has finished putting the pieces together, so she calls in the weaver and hands over the graph and color chart to go ahead with the weaving process.
||She recalls the moment when they didn't have Galaincha installed in their factory. Design and color combination used take days if not weeks. Preparing the graph would take another couple of days. Sometimes they used to run out of particular colored wool while weaving, despite thinking it would suffice, and sometimes, they used to have a lot of it left over after weaving. They do not have any of these problems any more. Their process has been a lot more efficient and cost effective too. A highly satisfied feeling makes her smile.
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