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X-Rite Benchtop Spectrophotometers

X-Rite benchtop spectrophotometers offer the highest accuracy and repeatability for precise color measurement and quality control across the supply chain. They are used for standard creation, color formulation, and quality control in a variety of industries, including autopaint & coatingsplasticstextiles and garments, cosmeticsconsumer electronicspaperbuilding materialsdurable goods, food and beverage, and more. 

Browse our benchtop spectrophotometers below, or contact our team to learn which device makes the most sense for your business.

Italian_Ci7000 Series of Benchtop Spectrophotometers

Sphere Benchtop Spectrophotometers


The Ci7000 series of benchtop sphere spectrophotometers sets a new standard for measuring, managing and communicating color with unprecedented audit trails and repeatable performance.

Non-Contact Spectrophotometer; MetaVue VS3200

Non-Contact Imaging Spectrophotometers


The X-Rite MetaVue family of non-contact imaging spectrophotometers deliver unmatched versatility and color measurement accuracy for retail paint and industrial applications.

Compact Sphere Benchtop Spectrophotometers

Compact Sphere Benchtop Spectrophotometers


The cost-effective compact sphere benchtops are designed for retail paint and industrial applications that are seeking to establish a color control program.

Types of Benchtop Spectrophotometers

Benchtop spectrophotometers come in many shapes and sizes. The best one for you depends on your setting (such as retail paint stores, textile mills, or laboratory environments) and your needs (such as standard creation, color formulation, and managing a color control program). Because they’re incredibly precise and consistent, benchtops are the preferred choice when working with a strict de (DeltaE). In fact, X-Rite benchtop spectrophotometers comply with many ISO, CIE, ASTM, and DIN industry standards.

Why Choose a Sphere Benchtop Spectrophotometer?

X-Rite's Ci7600Ci7800, and Ci7860 sphere spectros deliver true process control for greater confidence. Commonly used to measure color on textured surfaces such as textiles and carpets as well as liquids, plastics, and high gloss surfaces, they can measure light reflected at all angles to calculate color measurements that closely match human vision.

1 – The Ci7000 Series Offers Industry-Leading Features

  • Offers best-in-class inter-instrument agreement and repeatability for the most consistent and accurate results 
  • Capable of performing both reflectance and transmission measurements
  • Offers UV illumination to measure samples with optical brightening agents
  • An internal sensor for measuring temperature and humidity levels to ensure measurements are not impacted by these environmental conditions
  • Conforms with industry standards, including ASTM D1003 Part B for haze, ASTM E1348 – Std. Test Method for Transmittance and Color by Spectrophotometry Using Hemispherical Geometry, and ISO 22891 transmittance standard
  • Performs fast, simultaneous SPIN/SPEX measurements to measure color with or without the impact of gloss
  • Unprecedented audit trail includes device condition, sample image, and measurement parameters for each sample at the time of measurement
  • Switchable aperture plates to measure a wide range of sample sizes:
    • Available Transmission Aperture Plates: 20, 17, 19, and 6 mm (depending on model)
    • Available Reflectance Aperture Plates: 25, 17, 10, 6 and 3.5mm
  • Embedded NetProfiler status verifies the device is in a calibrated and optimized state
  • Sample arm and optional fixtures and accessories enable measurements on hard to hold samples like powders, liquids, gels, and carpet
  • Multiple connection ports enable connections via USB cable or ethernet
 

2 – Ci7600, Ci7800, and Ci7860 Measure in Five Modes

X-Rite's Ci7600, Ci7800, and Ci7860 benchtop spectrophotometers can capture color data using five different measurement modes for high efficiency:

  1. Direct transmission measurements for transparent samples
  2. Total transmission measurements for translucent samples
  3. Reflective or transmission measurements to capture both reflectance and transmission data to evaluate color and opacity
  4. Haze measurements for translucent samples that scatter light
  5. Dual SPIN/SPEX reflectance measurement (SCI - specular component included, and SCE - specular component excluded) with different aperture sizes

3 – The Ci7000 Series Creates an End-to-End Solution

When paired with NetProfiler and Color iMatch or Color iQC software, the Ci7000 series sets a new standard for measuring, managing and communicating color.

Why Choose a Non-Contact Benchtop Spectrophotometer?

In retail paint and industrial applications like coatingsplastics, and cosmetics, measuring color can be difficult, especially when dealing with small and non-planar items as well as liquids, pastes, powders and gels.

The MetaVue Family includes two revolutionary non-contact imaging spectrophotometers – the MetaVue for retail paint, and the MetaVue VS3200 for industrial applications – to measure wet and dry paints, plastics, cosmetics and small and odd-shaped samples. With live video, they make it easy to select the exact area to measure for color formulation, production color checks, and quality control.

Why Choose a Compact Sphere Benchtop Spectrophotometer?

The X-Rite Ci4100 and Ci4200 are reliable and cost-effective compact sphere benchtops to establish a color control program or improve an existing program that currently relies on non-spectral devices or visual inspection pass/fail methods. X-Rite compact sphere benchtops streamline color measurement processes and can be used with formulation or quality control software to create a full color measurement solution.

Learn More about Benchtop Spectrophotometers

Get in touch to speak with a Color Expert about your color measurement needs.

Register for this webinar to understand spectrophotometers like an expert: how to get spectral data, types of spectrophotometer geometries, and which spectro is right for you.

Did you know every color can change with temperature? Learn how thermochromaticity can impact your color measurements and your ability to pass inspection.

From general color science information to technical tips for a successful color managed workflow, our easy-to-read whitepapers address color topics for every industry.

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