Model #: cf57w


The CF57 is a rugged, affordable 45/0 spectrophotometer designed to help retail paint operations quickly formulate paint colors with measurements from smooth or textured samples.

Accurate Readings for Fast Paint Color Matches

Quickly determining formulation recipes for matching paint to customer-supplied samples enhances customer satisfaction and paint counter productivity. With the rugged X-Rite CF57 45/0 spectrophotometer, counter personnel can measure customer-supplied or other samples as small as a half inch. It is easy to use, simplifying the color measurement process, and measures a wide variety of samples, including paper, plastic, fabric, painted surfaces and more.

The X-Rite CF57 is designed for use with ColorDesigner PLUS software, creating the ideal solution for formulating and storing paint color recipes. The instrument sends spectral data to the host computer for fast, accurate formulation. It also includes a built-in white calibration reference, assuring accurate calibration with minimal operator intervention.


  •  A compact, rugged, entry-level spectrophotometer ideal for retail paint matching.
  •  Consistent, accurate readings of both smooth and textured surfaces on samples as small as one-half inch.
  •  Removable sample holder for measurement of unique samples.
  •  For extra value, pair with ColorDesigner PLUS software for automated formulation and easy storage and retrieval of paint colorant recipes.
  • Minimal maintenance required and no loose parts, making it ideal for long-term use at retail paint counters.

This reliable spectrophotometer is affordable and easy to use, requiring minimal operator training to achieve accurate, reliable color measurements for the best possible paint matches.


Aperture 8 mm
Calibration White and Open Port calibration
Communication Interface USB
Dimensions (length, width, height) 9.0" L x 5.75" W x 5.0" H
Humidity 0 to 85% RH, non-condensing
Illumination Spot Size Not published
Image Contact During Measurements Contact
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.30 DEab avg on BCRA tiles
Internal Temperature & Humidity Sensor No
Lamp Life Not published
Light Source Gas-filled tungsten
Measurement Background Gray
Measurement Geometry 45/0
Measurement Spot 8 mm
Measurement Time 4 seconds
Measurement Working Distance Zero
Minimum Order Quantity 1
Operating Temperature Range 10° to 40° C
Package Dimensions (length, width, height) 14" L x 14" W x 11" H
Patch Size 8 mm
Photometric Range 0  to 200% reflectance
Photometric Resolution 20 nm intervals
Reflectance Aperture(s) 8 mm
Scanning Capability No
Service Indicator No
Shipped Weight 13 pounds
Short Term Repeatability - Black Not Published
Short Term Repeatability - White 0.10 max DEab
Software Development Kit Yes
Spectral Analyzer DRS filter wheel
Spectral Interval 20 nm intervals
Spectral Range 400-700 nm @ 20 nm
Spectral Reporting 400-700 nm @ 20 nm
Status Panel No status panel
Storage Temperature Range '-20° to 50° C
Unit Color Gray
Voltage AC power supply, 115/230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Warranty 12 months
Wattage Not published
Weight 8.0 pounds

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