Model #: ci4100


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The Ci4100 is an affordable compact benchtop sphere spectrophotometer specifically designed for versatility ease of use by counter personnel for retail paint matching.

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Improve speed, accuracy of paint formulation

Quickly determining formulation recipes for matching paint to customer-supplied samples enhances customer satisfaction and paint counter productivity. The Ci4100 is an easy-to-use and compact benchtop sphere spectrophotometer that delivers a high degree of formulation accuracy for retail paint matching. Its sample arm makes targeting and view of samples fast and easy.

The LED screen on the Ci4100 offers status and operation feedback as well as visual cues about proper calibration and operation of the instrument and/or whether service is required. Its robust construction stands up to the harsh retail paint environment for a long-lasting instrument, a great investment to improve retail paint counter efficiency.


  •  Fast, accurate measurement of customer-provided and other samples.
  •  Delivers correlated 60⁰ gloss value to accommodate matte and glossy samples in compliance with ASTM standards.
  •  Sample arm provides easy targeting of samples for accurate measurements.
  •  LED screen gives operators feedback on instrument status and operation as well as visual cues about calibration requirements and whether service is needed.
  •  Good inter-instrument agreement with X-Rite handheld sphere spectrophotometers.

The Ci4100 features an optional remote foot pedal for hands-free operation. Used with ColorDesigner PLUS software, it is the ideal solution for formulating and storing paint color recipes


Short Term Repeatability - White .10 ΔE*ab on white ceramic
Measurement Geometry d/8°
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.30 ΔE*ab avg.
Illumination Spot Size 14mm
Lamp Life Approx. 500,000 measurements 
Light Source Gas-filled tungsten lamp
Measurement Cycle Time ≈ 2 seconds
Measurement Spot 8mm
Measurement Time ≈ 2 seconds
Photometric Range 0 to 200%
Photometric Resolution 0.01%
Spectral Analyzer Blue-enhanced silicon photodiodes
Spectral Interval 10nm
Spectral Range 400nm-700nm
Reflectance Aperture(s) 1
Humidity 5% to 85%, non-condensing
Operating Temperature Range 50° to 104°F (10° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature Range '-4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
Dimensions (length, width, height)  26.4cm, 19.0cm, 22.0cm
Weight 5.2kg
Package Dimensions (length, width, height)  48cm, 33cm, 36cm
Shipped Weight '10kg
Communication Interface USB 2.0
Software Development Kit XDS4
Status Panel Yes
100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 
12VDC @ 2.5A
Calibration White, Zero
Sample Preview Targeting window
Service Indicator Status panel
Transform Support Embedded
Warranty 12 months
What's Included? Instrument with white calibration standard, black trap, manual(CD), AC adapter, USB cable


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Short Term Repeatability - White .10 ΔE*ab on white ceramic 0.04 max DEab 0.10 max DEab
Measurement Geometry d/8° 45/0 45/0
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.30 ΔE*ab avg. 0.30 DEab avg on BCRA tiles 0.30 DEab avg on BCRA tiles
Image Contact During Measurements Non-Contact Contact
Photometric Resolution 0.01% 10 nm intervals 20 nm intervals
Aperture 12 mm and 6 mm 8 mm
Dimensions (length, width, height)  26.4cm, 19.0cm, 22.0cm 9.75" L x 6.0" W x 5.57" H 7.5" L x 3.2" W x 3.3" H

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