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 auto, paint & coatings, plastics, textiles and garments, cosmetics, consumer electronics, paper, building materials, durable 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.
The Ci7000 series of benchtop sphere spectrophotometers sets a new standard for measuring, managing and communicating color with unprecedented audit trails and repeatable performance.
The X-Rite MetaVue family of non-contact imaging spectrophotometers deliver unmatched versatility and color measurement accuracy for retail paint and industrial applications.
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 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.
X-Rite's Ci7600, Ci7800, 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
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:
3 – The Ci7000 Series Creates an End-to-End Solution
In retail paint and industrial applications like coatings, plastics, 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.
Also available for retail paint matching, the non-contact MatchRite iVue measures a variety of sample sizes, shapes, textures, and opacity levels, while delivering fast, accurate paint matching.
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 with formulation or quality control software to create a full color measurement solution.
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