Model #: vs3100

MetaVue™

For Retail Paint Measurement

MetaVue™, a breakthrough non-contact imaging spectrophotometer for retail paint matching, introduces a new level of accuracy to a wider variety of customer samples. 

Superior Performance, Extreme Versatility

Retail paint customers bring a wide array of samples to the paint counter for matching – everything from paint chips and fabric to siding or even wood trim. This variety presents a significant challenge to the paint counter associates charged with providing a precise match. The limitations of current matching instruments result in mismatched paints and waste, and ultimately, customer dissatisfaction. 

MetaVue, an easy-to-use non-contact imaging spectrophotometer from X-Rite, offers superior measurement performance across the broadest array of samples, resulting in consistent and precise paint formulation. Using MetaVue, paint counter associates can now easily handle every customer sample with confidence. 

Benefits:

  • Provides precise color matches with an advanced smart spot image feature that matches color, taking into consideration the impact of texture and other appearance effects that typically skew measurements of materials like carpet, vinyl, or fabric
  • Ensures accuracy of a variety of measurements on both small and odd-shaped through the use of an on-screen digital targeting function that helps the operator confirm that MetaVue is measuring the exact spot desired
  • Delivers the ultimate in versatility with an adjustable aperture size, ranging from 2mm to 12mm, and the ability to measure exact dominant colors from multi-colored samples
  • Features an easy-to-use interface with a live video preview of the actual sample and a measurement button on the instrument, reducing mistakes and waste amongst all paint associates, regardless of their level of experience
  • Integrates with X-Rite ColorDesigner PLUS for fast formulation of accurate paint recipes and storage of custom paint recipes for repeat customers
The new MetaVue from X-Rite offers the ultimate in accuracy, across a wide array of samples, including carpet, vinyl, fabric, or even wood trim. It will quickly set your paint counter apart from the competition with its increased versatility and ease of use, creating a precise paint formulation on the first try.
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Improve Color Match Accuracy

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Specifications

Aperture 2 to 12 mm
Communication Interface USB
Dimensions (length, width, height) 9.75" W x 7.1" H x 7.25" D
Humidity 0 to 85% (non-condensing)
Illumination Spot Size 14 mm
Image Contact During Measurements Non-Contact
Instrument Display No display
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.30 avg CIELAB
Light Source Full spectrum LED
Measurement Cycle Time < 8 seconds
Measurement Geometry 45/0 imaging spectrophotometer
Measurement Spot 2mm to 12 mm
Measurement Working Distance 50 mm
Operating Temperature Range 10°C to 40°C
Photometric Range 0 to 150% reflectance
Photometric Resolution 10 nm intervals
Reflectance Aperture(s) 2 to 12 mm
Short Term Repeatability - White 0.04 CIELAB
Software Development Kit Yes
Spectral Analyzer DRS filter wheel
Spectral Interval 10 nm
Spectral Range 400-700 nm @ 10 nm
Spectral Reporting 400-700 nm @ 10 nm
Status Panel Tri-Color LED
Storage Temperature Range -20°C to 70°C
Voltage Universal power supply, 100-240 VAC
Warranty 12 months
Weight 5.55 pounds

Parts & Accessories

How To Calibrate on White


How To Calibrate the Targeting Window


How to Clean MetaVue


How To Measure Solid Colors


How to Measure Difficult Samples


How To Measure Multi-Colored Samples


How to Set Up MetaVue


How To Target Color & Use Spot Sizes



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Quick Compare

Aperture 2 to 12 mm 8 mm (0.31")
Communication Interface USB USB 2.0 USB 1.1
Dimensions (length, width, height) 9.75" W x 7.1" H x 7.25" D  26.4cm, 19.0cm, 22.0cm 162 mm x 69 mm x 64 mm (6.4” x 2.7” x 2.5”)
Humidity 0 to 85% (non-condensing) 5% to 85%, non-condensing 30 to 85% RH (non-condensing)
Illumination Spot Size 14 mm 14mm 12 mm (0.47")
Image Contact During Measurements Non-Contact Contact
Instrument Display No display No display
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.30 avg CIELAB 0.30 ΔE*ab avg. 0.4 ∆E00* average
Light Source Full spectrum LED Gas-filled tungsten lamp Full spectrum LED
Operating Temperature Range 10°C to 40°C 50° to 104°F (10° to 40°C) 10°C to 35°C
50°F to 95°F
Measurement Cycle Time < 8 seconds ≈ 2 seconds
Measurement Geometry 45/0 imaging spectrophotometer d/8° 45°:0°
Measurement Spot 2mm to 12 mm 8mm
Measurement Working Distance 50 mm
Photometric Range 0 to 150% reflectance 0 to 200%
Photometric Resolution 10 nm intervals 0.01% 10 nm intervals
Reflectance Aperture(s) 2 to 12 mm 1
Short Term Repeatability - White 0.04 CIELAB .10 ΔE*ab on white ceramic 0.1 ∆E94*
Software Development Kit Yes XDS4 Yes
Spectral Analyzer DRS filter wheel Blue-enhanced silicon photodiodes i1® technology with built-in wavelengths check; Holographic diffraction grating with 128-pixel diode array
Spectral Interval 10 nm 10nm
Spectral Range 400-700 nm @ 10 nm 400nm-700nm 400 -700 nm @ 10 nm
Spectral Reporting 400-700 nm @ 10 nm 400 -700 nm @ 10 nm
Status Panel Tri-Color LED Yes Multi-color LED
Storage Temperature Range -20°C to 70°C '-4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C) -20° to 50°C
-4° to 122°F
Voltage Universal power supply, 100-240 VAC
100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 
12VDC @ 2.5A
Power over USB
Warm Up Time
Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months
Weight 5.55 pounds 5.2kg 285 g (10.1 oz)

News and Events

Events

2020 Florida Lancaster Buying Show

The Lancaster Buying show is the event to learn about our breakthrough retail paint color matching solutions and to take advantage of exclusive show specials

Orgill Spring 2020 Dealer Market

Learn about our latest retail paint color matching solutions that will set your paint counter apart from the competition at the Orgill Dealer Market.

Allpro Spring Event 2020

Mark your calendars to join us at the Allpro Spring Event in San Antonio, TX on March 3-4, 2020 and to take advantage of exclusive show specials.

Do it Best Spring Market

Take advantage of exclusive show specials and get a live demo of our innovative retail paint matching solutions at the Do it Best Spring Market.

Ace Hardware 2020 Spring Convention (Cancelled)

Due to growing concerns regarding the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Ace has made the decision to cancel the spring convention.

Home Hardware 2020 Dealer Market

Learn about our latest retail paint color matching solutions that will set your paint counter apart from the competition at the Home Hardware 2020 Dealer Market.

True Value 2020 Spring Reunion

Join us at the True Value Spring Reunion on February 14-16, 2020 to see our latest innovations and retail paint solutions.

United Hardware Spring Buying Market

United Hardware Spring Buying Market is the retail paint event to learn about MetaVue™, X-Rite's new non-contact imaging spectrophotometer, and i1 Paint to color match common samples.

American Coatings Show

Whether you formulate, apply, or control the color quality of coatings, X-Rite’s end-to-end solutions can help you move ahead of the competition with faster, more accurate color.


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