Model #: vs205
Retail Paint Matching Just Got Easier
Finding a match for customer samples on the first try is critical to customer satisfaction and retention, while saving time and cost for the paint retailer. And storing custom paint recipes for repeat customers improves productivity even more.
This versatile non-contact spectrophotometer allows for paint color matching on just about any customer sample, even patterned, textured, large, or bulky items. With switchable aperture size of 6mm and 12mm, the MatchRite iVue offers the smallest measurement size in color matching. With ColorDesigner PLUS formulation software, the MatchRite iVue is a powerful tool for servicing your customers in the retail paint market.
- Available as a bundled, turnkey solution including computer, monitor, label printer, software and measurement instrument. Discounts are applied to bundled solution versus purchase of individual products.
- Fast, easy measurement on any sample, even odd-shaped or large bulky items to quickly get to an accurate paint formulation on the first try. Reduces waste and rework.
- Unique Active Visual Targeting™ ensures precision measurements by targeting the exact spot to be measured.
- Non-contact spectrophotometer measures 1.5 inches from the sample surface, keeping lenses clean, free of wet paint, and reduces service costs over the life of the instrument.
- Weekly calibration improves in-store uptime and improves the customer experience.
The MatchRite iVue is based on an innovative LED spectral engine that delivers superior color matches, especially with reds, blues and dark colors. Its LED illumination will provide years of uninterrupted service and repeatable performance, making it the ultimate investment for ensuring in-store productivity and high levels of customer satisfaction.
MatchRite iVue can be integrated with paint dispensers, shaker, software and equipment as a single, fully functional solution.
|Short Term Repeatability - White||0.04 max DEab|
|Short Term Repeatability - Black||Not published|
|Inter-Instrument Agreement||0.30 DEab avg on BCRA tiles|
|Illumination Spot Size||Not published|
|Image Contact During Measurements||Non-Contact|
|Lamp Life||20 million flashes|
|Light Source||Full spectrum LED|
|Measurement Cycle Time||1 second|
|Measurement Spot||12 mm and 6 mm|
|Measurement Time||750 ms|
|Measurement Working Distance||1.5 inches|
|Patch Size||6 mm or 12 mm|
|Photometric Range||0 to 150% reflectance|
|Photometric Resolution||10 nm intervals|
|Spectral Analyzer||DRS filter wheel|
|Spectral Interval||10 nm intervals|
|Spectral Range||400-700 nm @ 10 nm|
|Spectral Reporting||400-700 nm @ 10 nm|
|Aperture||12 mm and 6 mm|
|Reflectance Aperture(s)||12 mm and 6 mm|
|Humidity||0 to 85% RH, non-condensing|
|Operating Temperature Range||10° to 40° C|
|Storage Temperature Range||-20° to 70° C|
|Minimum Order Quantity||1|
|Dimensions (length, width, height)||9.75" L x 6.0" W x 5.57" H|
|Package Dimensions (length, width, height)||10" L x 17" W x 11" H|
|Shipped Weight||12 pounds|
|Software Development Kit||Yes|
|Status Panel||No status panel|
|Voltage||Universal power supply, 100-240 VAC|
|Warm Up Time||3 minutes|
|Industry Standards||None published|
|Embedded NetProfiler Support||No|
|Internal Temperature & Humidity Sensor||No|
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UK retailer B&Q, partnering with color expert X-Rite Pantone and paint manufacturer Valspar partnered to change that model by offering a custom color mixing solution
“What I like about the iVue is that it’s fast, it’s convenient, and it’s omnidirectional. It’s much easier for one person to use when you are dealing with difficult-to-handle items such as a house shutter. And because the iVue is open air, it’s much more forgiving with textures and sheens than a standard flat spectro.” – Bill McDonald, owner of Warrenville Paint and Hardware New Jersey
“Since we’ve gotten the iVue, we’ve been able to match those most difficult dark colors to about 95 percent accuracy. For light colors, it’s just phenomenal. I’d say almost 100 percent. It’s unbelievable how good this instrument is compared with the old style.” - Greg Forsythe, owner of Westmart Do it Center West Yellowstone, Montana
“It’s quite simple to operate, which is very important to me because quite often I’m not the only one using it. We can easily train other employees to be able to match and mix colors as well." – Bob Bruins, manager of True Value hardware store in Allendale, MI
|Short Term Repeatability - White||.10 ΔE*ab on white ceramic||0.10 max DEab||0.04 max DEab|
|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||Contact||Non-Contact|
|Photometric Resolution||0.01%||20 nm intervals||10 nm intervals|
|Spectral Interval||10nm||20 nm||10 nm intervals|
|Spectral Range||400nm-700nm||400-700 nm @ 20 nm||400-700 nm @ 10 nm|
|Spectral Reporting||400-700 nm @ 10 nm||400-700 nm @ 10 nm|
|Aperture||8 mm||12 mm and 6 mm|
|Dimensions (length, width, height)||26.4cm, 19.0cm, 22.0cm||7.5" L x 3.2" W x 3.3" H||9.75" L x 6.0" W x 5.57" H|
|Instrument Display||No display|
|Industry Standards||None published|
News and Events
Come and see X-Rite Pantone at Do it Best Market at booth #4709/4711. Our color experts have ideas to help you improve your color workflow and achieve color accuracy the first time. We’ll also be offering hands-on demos of our paint matching equipment to help your paint counter provide more for your customers!