Model #: cia-8


From inspiration through formulation, production and quality control, the Ci7800 benchtop sphere spectrophotometer is one of the most advanced instruments in the market.

Process Control for Perfect Color

From inspiration through formulation, production and quality control, the Ci7800 benchtop sphere spectrophotometer is one of the most advanced instruments in the market, ideal for ensuring color consistency for even the most complex products. When combined with NetProfiler and Color iMatch or Color iQC software, the Ci7800 delivers a complete color measurement and management solution that is stable, delivers true consistency and is easier to service than any other benchtop sphere spectrophotometer in the market today. In addition, by using Pantone digital color references from the Pantone Digital Industrial Libraries with X-Rite Color iQC quality control software, operators can confidently begin production without waiting for physical standards to arrive.

The Ci7800 is designed with standards compliance in mind, including ASTM E3098 and CIE guidelines. Its internal temperature and humidity sensors record conditions each time a sample is measured for complete track and trace. Optional UV balancing is available for advanced fluorescent and optical brightener control in paper, textiles, plastics and paint & coatings. Count on the Ci7800 for an exceptional ability to repeat identical measurements with a delta E of 0.01, the best performance on the market. It has an inter-instrument agreement of SCI 0.08, ensuring consistent measurements across the supply chain.


  • Fits seamlessly into operational and data environments including the ability to conform to legacy data formats.
  • Automated, software-driven set-up delivers consistent configuration across all locations. Its easy-to-read LED screen ensures operator ease of use.
  • Includes four transmission apertures, five reflectance apertures and three optional automated UV filters. The measurement lens zooms automatically when the aperture is changed.
  • Complete audit trail and internal humidity and temperature sensors ensure accurate track and trace for all measurement; the best inter-instrument agreement and repeatability in its class.
  • Compliant with industry standards, including CIE No. 15, ASTM D1003, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7, JIS Z 8722, ISO7724/1/2/3.

Automated instrument setup takes the guesswork out of instrument configuration and eliminates potential for error. The Ci7800 performs fast, simultaneous SPIN/SPEX measurements to determine sample gloss levels. And its unprecedented audit trail includes device condition, sample image, and measurement parameters for each sample at the time of measurement. Its multiple aperture design accommodates measurement of complicated samples, and it is capable of performing both reflectance and transmission measurements.

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Short Term Repeatability - White .01 ΔE*ab RMS on white ceramic 
Measurement Geometry d/8°
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.08 ΔE*ab avg.
Illumination Spot Size
25mm, 17mm, 10mm, 6mm
Lamp Life ≥1,000,000 measurements
Light Source Pulsed Xenon, D65 calibrated
Measurement Cycle Time ≈ 2.5 seconds
Measurement Spot 19mm, 10mm, 5mm, 2.5mm
Measurement Time ≈ 2.5 seconds
Photometric Range 0 to 200%
Photometric Resolution 0.001%
Spectral Analyzer
2D CCD array
holographic grating
Spectral Interval 10 nm (default); 5nm; 20nm
Spectral Range 360nm-780nm
Spectral Reporting 10 nm (default); 5nm; 20nm
Reflectance Aperture(s) 4 std / 1 optional
Transmission Aperture(s) 4
Humidity 5% to 85%, non-condensing
Operating Temperature Range 5°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature Range '-20° to 50°C
Dimensions (length, width, height) 56cm, 22cm, 31cm
Weight '20.5kg
Package Dimensions (length, width, height) 71cm, 38cm, 53cm
Shipped Weight '25kg
Communication Interface USB 2.0
Software Development Kit XDS4
Status Panel Yes
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC / 50 to 60Hz
Calibration White, Zero, UV
Embedded NetProfiler Support Yes
Internal Temperature & Humidity Sensor Yes
Lamp Timer Yes
Laser Transmission Targeting Yes
NetProfiler Support Embedded
Sample Preview Door and Video
Service Indicator Status panel
Transform Support Embedded
Warranty 12 months
What's Included? Instrument with white calibration standard, black trap, green standard, UV cal standard, Aperture plates, manual(CD), AC adapter, USB cable

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Short Term Repeatability - White .03 ΔE*ab RMS on white ceramic  .01 ΔE*ab RMS on white ceramic 
Short Term Repeatability - Black
Short Term Repeatability - Blue
Measurement Geometry d/8° d/8°
Measurement Time ≈ 2.5 seconds ≈ 2.5 seconds
Photometric Range 0 to 200%
Spectral Interval 10 nm (default); 20nm 10 nm (default); 5nm; 20nm
Spectral Range 360nm-750nm 360nm-780nm
Spectral Reporting 10 nm (default); 20nm 10 nm (default); 5nm; 20nm
Reflectance Aperture(s) 3 std / 2 optional 4 std / 1 optional
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