Model #: vs3100


MetaVue™, a breakthrough non-contact imaging spectrophotometer for retail paint matching, introduces a new level of accuracy to a wider variety of customer samples. 

Superior Performance, Extreme Versatility

Retail paint customers bring a wide array of samples to the paint counter for matching – everything from paint chips and fabric to siding or even wood trim. This variety presents a significant challenge to the paint counter associates charged with providing a precise match. The limitations of current matching instruments result in mismatched paints and waste, and ultimately, customer dissatisfaction. 

MetaVue, an easy-to-use non-contact imaging spectrophotometer from X-Rite, offers superior measurement performance across the broadest array of samples, resulting in consistent and precise paint formulation. Using MetaVue, paint counter associates can now easily handle every customer sample with confidence. 


  • Provides precise color matches with an advanced smart spot image feature that matches color, taking into consideration the impact of texture and other appearance effects that typically skew measurements of materials like carpet, vinyl, or fabric
  • Ensures accuracy of a variety of measurements on both small and odd-shaped through the use of an on-screen digital targeting function that helps the operator confirm that MetaVue is measuring the exact spot desired
  • Delivers the ultimate in versatility with an adjustable aperture size, ranging from 2mm to 12mm, and the ability to measure exact dominant colors from multi-colored samples
  • Features an easy-to-use interface with a live video preview of the actual sample and a measurement button on the instrument, reducing mistakes and waste amongst all paint associates, regardless of their level of experience
  • Integrates with X-Rite ColorDesigner PLUS for fast formulation of accurate paint recipes and storage of custom paint recipes for repeat customers
The new MetaVue from X-Rite offers the ultimate in accuracy, across a wide array of samples, including carpet, vinyl, fabric, or even wood trim. It will quickly set your paint counter apart from the competition with its increased versatility and ease of use, creating a precise paint formulation on the first try.
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Aperture 2 to 12 mm
Communication Interface USB
Dimensions (length, width, height) 9.75" W x 7.1" H x 7.25" D
Humidity 0 to 85% (non-condensing)
Illumination Spot Size 14 mm
Image Contact During Measurements Non-Contact
Instrument Display No display
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.30 avg CIELAB
Light Source Full spectrum LED
Measurement Cycle Time < 8 seconds
Measurement Geometry 45/0 imaging spectrophotometer
Measurement Spot 2mm to 12 mm
Measurement Working Distance 50 mm
Operating Temperature Range 10°C to 40°C
Photometric Range 0 to 150% reflectance
Photometric Resolution 10 nm intervals
Reflectance Aperture(s) 2 to 12 mm
Short Term Repeatability - White 0.04 CIELAB
Software Development Kit Yes
Spectral Analyzer DRS filter wheel
Spectral Interval 10 nm
Spectral Range 400-700 nm @ 10 nm
Spectral Reporting 400-700 nm @ 10 nm
Status Panel Tri-Color LED
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C
Voltage Universal power supply, 100-240 VAC
Warranty 12 months
Weight 5.55 pounds

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Short Term Repeatability - White 0.04 CIELAB .10 ΔE*ab on white ceramic 0.10 max DEab
Measurement Geometry 45/0 imaging spectrophotometer d/8° 45/0
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.30 avg CIELAB 0.30 ΔE*ab avg. 0.30 DEab avg on BCRA tiles
Light Source Full spectrum LED Gas-filled tungsten lamp Gas-filled tungsten
Measurement Spot 2mm to 12 mm 8mm 8mm
Spectral Range 400-700 nm @ 10 nm 400nm-700nm 400-700 nm @ 20 nm
Dimensions (length, width, height) 9.75" W x 7.1" H x 7.25" D  26.4cm, 19.0cm, 22.0cm 7.5" L x 3.2" W x 3.3" H

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