Earlier in June we announced the debut of our new website. We decided, in part, to revamp the old site because we wanted to make it easier for our customers to shop with EnMart. One way to do that, we thought, was to add some tools that would help streamline the shopping process for certain products. I’d like to introduce a few of those tools to you today.
The first tool is our Patch Designer. One of the main issues for people who buy patches has always been figuring out border and fabric color. Our new Patch Designer tool allows you to do that in real time, since it adds the colors you pick to a graphic of the patch you want to buy. That way you can see if purple really does work with aqua, or exactly what shade of gray you need. Obviously monitors may skew colors a bit, but the Patch Designer offers as true a color representation as we could provide.
The Patch Designer tool also walks you through every step in the purchase process, ensuring you don’t forget to select a backing or don’t leave off a border or fabric color. Once you’ve added all the necessary information, this tool for designing blank patches gives you the option to add everything to your cart. No fuss, no muss and you can add all your patch details in one place.
Another useful new tool we’ve added is the Thread Color Selector. This tool offers a color grid on which you can select your desired shade. Once the shade is selected, the tool will show you the Iris Thread color numbers that most exactly match your selection. If you have an RGB number for the color you need, you can select anywhere with that color area and then use the slider bar to reach the RGB color number needed. The Color Selector will always show the closest matches available.
The next tool is an update of our Thread Cross Reference Converter. This is the tool you can use to convert from another brand of thread to Iris. Currently you can convert from Madeira, Robison Anton, Isacord and Gunold, as well as search for a thread color based on a Pantone color. The goal of this tool is to make thread conversion easy and painless.
All the new tools can be found under the Resources tab in the top menu on the website.