Model #: cia-p


For the Most Accurate and Precise Measurement

The Ci7860 benchtop spectrophotometer creates the industry’s most accurate digital color standards to better communicate color specifications to suppliers across the entire supply chain.

The Premier Instrument with Unrivaled Accuracy

Color plays an important role in reflecting brand integrity. Whether the final product is an automobile, color-coordinated garments or a child’s toy, accurate and consistent color is critical once the product reaches the shelf or showroom. By delivering the most accurate possible digital color specification to suppliers across even the most complex supply chain, brands can reduce costly errors and rework while speeding time to market.

A typical production workflow includes many potential opportunities for color errors. Variations in the production process itself, from the composition of raw materials to the environmental conditions under which a product is produced, are one source of error. Differences in color measurement procedures are a second source. Inter-instrument agreement – the accuracy and consistency with which various color measurement devices read a color sample – can also contribute to error, particularly in workflows where the first two sources have been carefully controlled. The Ci7860 was specifically designed to minimize the contribution of inter-instrument agreement to color variation, ensuring the most accurate and consistent color control

The new Ci7860 has an inter-instrument agreement specification of 0.06 average Delta E*; this represents a 25 percent improvement over other sphere spectrophotometers.  As a result, the Ci7860 enables brands to create the most precise master color standards and communicate these digitally, in place of physical samples, to supply chain partners. Suppliers can use the Ci7860 or other devices in the Ci7000 series to verify that both samples and the final product are achieving customers’ strictest color tolerances.


  • A complete audit trail and internal humidity and temperature sensor to accurately track and trace all measurements.
  • Support for legacy data formats to seamlessly fit into existing operational environments.
  • Calibrated UV filters to help measure and control advanced optical brighteners used in paper, textiles, plastics and paint and coatings.
  • Four aperture sizes plus one optional 3.5mm for reflection and transmission measurement across opaque, transparent and translucent materials.
  • Industry standards including CIE No 15, ASTM D1003, ISO 7724/1
The new Ci7860 fits seamlessly into any workflow environment with its unmatched inter-instrument agreement and compatibility with legacy data formats. When combined with Color iMatch from X-Rite, the Ci7860 provides a complete audit trail, including instrument humidity and temperature; video preview with image capture to eliminate user errors, calibrated UV for optically brightened or fluorescent materials, and multiple size apertures for reflection and transmission measurements.
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Calibration White, Zero, UV
Communication Interface USB 2.0
Dimensions (length, width, height) 56cm, 22cm, 31cm
Embedded NetProfiler Support Yes
Humidity 5% to 85%, non-condensing
Illumination Spot Size 25mm, 17mm, 10mm, 6mm
3.5mm* (optional)
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.06 ΔE*ab avg.
Internal Temperature & Humidity Sensor Yes
Lamp Life ≥1,000,000 measurements
Lamp Timer Yes
Laser Transmission Targeting Yes
Light Source Pulsed Xenon, D65 calibrated
Measurement Cycle Time ≈ 2.5 seconds
Measurement Geometry d/8°
Measurement Spot 19mm, 10mm, 5mm, 2.5mm
Measurement Time ≈ 2.5 seconds
NetProfiler Support Embedded
Operating Temperature Range 5°C to 40°C
Package Dimensions (length, width, height) 71cm, 38cm, 53cm
Photometric Range 0 to 200%
Photometric Resolution 0.001%
Reflectance Aperture(s) 4 std / 1 optional
Sample Preview Door and Video
Service Indicator Status panel
Shipped Weight 25kg
Short Term Repeatability - White .01 ΔE*ab RMS on white ceramic 
Software Development Kit XDS4
Spectral Analyzer 2D CCD array holographic grating
Spectral Interval 10 nm (default); 5nm; 20nm
Spectral Range 360-780 nm
Spectral Reporting 10 nm (default); 5nm; 20nm
Status Panel Yes
Storage Temperature Range -20° to 50°C
Transform Support Embedded
Transmission Aperture(s) 4
Voltage 100 to 240 VAC / 50 to 60Hz
Warm Up Time None
Warranty 12 months
Weight 20.5kg
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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