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Handheld Sphere Spectrophotometers (Ci60 Series)

Using a precise handheld sphere spectrophotometer to ensure accurate color can help you meet customer specifications, increase consistency and production efficiency, and reduce waste and downtime. X-Rite's compact, lightweight Ci60 series of handheld spectrophotometers offers a performance-driven solution to take a quick measurement and compare to tolerances at any stage of production. With numerous configurations and price points, these instruments solve color measurement challenges in a variety of industries.

Browse our handheld sphere spectrophotometers below, or contact our team to learn which one makes sense for your business.

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Ci64

For the Most Accurate and Precise Measurement


X-Rite’s most precise handheld sphere spectrophotometer, the Ci64 is available in three models offering simultaneous SPIN/SPEX, correlated gloss, and a UV option.

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Ci62

For Precise QC Measurement


The Ci62 is a high performing handheld spectrophotometer uniquely suited to manage color quality for applications with textured materials or printing on metal substrates.

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Ci60

For Standalone QC Measurement


The Ci60 portable sphere spectrophotometer is an entry-level standalone option to ensure color quality in receiving, throughout the field, and around the manufacturing plant.

Ci61

Ci61+RTL

For Retail Paint Measurement


The X-Rite Ci61+RTL handheld sphere spectrophotometer offers the ultimate in versatility for busy retail paint operations and is also ideal for paint matching on the job site.

Ci62RTL

Ci62L+RTL

For Large Aperture Retail Paint Measurement


Designed for anti-graffiti use and outdoor surfaces, the Ci62L+RTL handheld sphere spectrophotometer features a large aperture and smart averaging for fast, accurate color matching.

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X-Rite’s Payment Card Holder positions credit, gift, ID, loyalty, hotel key and other cards to capture accurate color readings with the Ci60 series and eXact Family of spectrophotometers.


A Color Management Advantage That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

The Ci60 series is designed to manage and ensure consistent color quality for wide variety of products and industries. With a sphere measurement geometry and tight inter-instrument agreement, manufacturers can efficiently manage process quality control and reduce operating costs across suppliers.

Ci60 Features


  • Switchable measurement aperture (Ci64) provides greater flexibility for illumination spot size
  • Status LEDs offer real-time visual feedback
  • Compact dimensions to fit in your hand
  • Easy-to-read high resolution color LCD screen
  • Bluetooth wireless communication with other system components
  • Embedded NetProfiler (Ci62 and Ci64) monitors instrument and performance
  • USB cable for communication with QC or QA systems
  • Remote measurement trigger for convenient measurements
  • Simultaneous SPIN/SPEX
  • A, C, D50, D65, F2, F7,F11 & F12 illuminant types
  • Gas-filled tungsten lamp light source
  • UV calibration (Ci64 UV) increases accuracy with OBA samples
  • 400nm–700nm spectral range
  • Common SP flip-back shoe that aids in sample presentation and techniques
  • .10 ΔE*abshort term repeatability on white ceramic (Ci64)
  • Approximately 2 second measurement time
  • Remote measurement trigger to initiate hands-free measurement

A Versatile Device for a Range of Color Applications

From painted surfaces to molded plastic parts, packaging, and apparel textiles, the Ci60 series portable sphere spectrophotometer offers superior measurement performance to ensure color quality in receiving, field operation, and around the manufacturing plant. It is the ultimate solution to measure gloss, opacity, and color strength and compare color differences on complex materials in a wide range of industries and applications, including:

  • Commercial Coatings and Retail Paint: Meet specific color codes and regulations and provide consistency for batch-to-batch color conformity.
  • Plastics: Identify inconsistencies from raw materials through finished product and monitor the color impact of processes variables before shipment.
  • Automotive: Simultaneous measurement of specular component SCI/SCE and achieve consistent readings for OEM interior, aftermarket parts, second- and third-tier supplier components, and more.
  • Textile Materials: Measure color and texture, manage shade sorting, and control and optical brightening agents (OBAs) using the Ci64's available calibrated UV enhanced illumination.
  • Packaging: Measure color and reflectance on metal substrates and inks to ensure color matches across all packaging and ensure brand integrity.
  • Home Furnishings: Measure color on glossy and textured materials like wood, paint, plastic, metal, fabric, and more to provide a benchmark measurement for each step of production and assembly.

Available in a Variety of Configurations and Price Points

The Ci60 series devices are the foundation of a stable measurement system that delivers repeatable performance.

  • Ci64: X-Rite’s most precise handheld sphere spectrophotometer, the Ci64 is available in three models offering simultaneous SPIN/SPEX, correlated gloss, and a UV option.
  • Ci62: A high performing handheld spectrophotometer uniquely suited to manage color quality for applications with textured materials or printing on metal substrates.
  • Ci60: An entry-level standalone option to ensure color quality in receiving, throughout the field, and around the manufacturing plant.
  • Ci61+RTL: Offers the ultimate in versatility for busy retail paint operations and is also ideal for paint matching on the job site.
  • Ci62L+RTL: Designed for anti-graffiti use and outdoor surfaces, the Ci62L+RTL handheld sphere spectrophotometer features a large aperture and smart averaging for fast, accurate color matching.

Create an End-to-End Color Control Solution

When paired with Color iQC software, the Ci60 series is the ideal solution for organizations who seek improved quality control and reduced cycle time and rework. With supported NetProfiler software, the Ci60 series provides a complete track and trace process for consistent measurement across multiple devices and locations, allowing users to monitor and optimize the performance of all instruments in the supply chain and create a color quality audit trail.


Learn More About X-Rite's Handheld Sphere Spectrophotometers

The Ci60 series offers the industry’s most complete set of options for a wide variety of applications so customers pay only for those features that add value to the measurement tasks at hand.

Browse additional resources below, or get in touch to speak with a Color Expert about your color measurement needs.

Learn how X-Rite's Cup and Cylinder Fixture and an eXact Advanced or Ci64 spectrophotometer measure cylindrical-shaped samples at the correct height and angle.

While popular for print and packaging, reflective surfaces and metallic inks make color control a challenge. Here are measurement options to control them.

Spectrophotometers come in many shapes and sizes. Whether you need a Portable vs. benchtop spectrophotometer depends on the needs of your color workflow!

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