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eXact™ Family of Portable Spectrophotometers and Densitometers

The eXact Family is the next generation, industry benchmark for measuring color in print and packaging. From densitometers to highly advanced spectrophotometers, for use with paper, film or other substrates, the X-Rite eXact Family is one of the most accurate and consistent color measurement instruments on the market. With easy-to-use features, everyone in your organization will be able to access the color data they need quickly and easily for maximum operator productivity.

Browse our eXact models below, or contact our team to learn which one makes sense for your business.

X-Rite eXact Advanced

eXact Advanced

Spectro for Ink, Print & Packaging


Ideal for ink rooms, quality control labs, and print and packaging manufacturing facilities with the highest standards, the eXact Advanced can measure the color of ink and paper before, during, and after print production to ensure color stays on target. It also connects with PantoneLIVE and NetProfiler to maximize color accuracy within the workflow.

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eXact Standard

Spectro for use on Paper & Paperboard


Specifically designed for printers and packaging converters, the eXact Standard is the market leading spectrophotometer to validate the color of CMYK and spot color inks. It leverages job-based tools with industry color standards to increase press process control and connects with PantoneLIVE and NetProfiler to maximize color accuracy within the workflow.

eXact Xp

eXact Xp

Spectro for use on Flexible Film


Available in all eXact models, the eXact Xp is a feature-rich and easy-to-use handheld spectrophotometer specifically designed to help flexible packaging converters and ink manufacturers achieve accurate and consistent measurements on flexible films and other print and packaging substrates.

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eXact Basic Plus

Densitometer with Pass/Fail


Need a device to measure all aspects of CMYK in the pressroom? The eXact Basic Plus automatically detects color and patch type and compares production density measurements against stored standards with pass/fail indication. The eXact Basic Plus can help increase efficiency by decreasing measurement time and improving print accuracy.

eXact Basic Densitometer

eXact Basic

Densitometer for CMYK jobs


Looking for a simple device to measure density on press? The eXact Basic densitometer is designed specifically for CMYK jobs, enabling you to achieve and maintain accurate color throughout the run. With the eXact Basic, you can replace visual trial and error with fact-based color control for improved accuracy and consistency.

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eXact Auto-Scan Pro

Press-Side Scanning Solution


The X-Rite eXact Auto-Scan Pro integrated solution provides small to mid-size printers with instant feedback on job performance, with improved quality control reporting and with G7® compliance.

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eXact Auto-Scan

Versatile Scanning System


The X-Rite eXact Auto-Scan is a versatile press side scanning device that provides flexibility for measuring color with spot, manual, and automated scanning capabilities.

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Cup and Cylinder Fixture


The Cup and Cylinder Fixture works with X‑Rite's Ci60 Series and eXact Families of spectrophotometers to capture accurate and consistent color readings on cups and cylindrical-shaped samples.

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Payment Card Holder


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.


How to Choose the Right eXact Handheld Spectrophotometer or Densitometer

The eXact is a handheld color measurement solution with an integrated calibration tile and intuitive touchscreen interface. Printers and packaging converters use it to control, manage, and communicate color from anywhere on the pressroom floor. It is a scalable solution that comes in a variety of models and can be upgraded as requirements change.

eXact Advanced

The eXact Advanced spectrophotometer is designed to help ink labs, quality control labs, and print and packaging manufacturing facilities validate CMYK and spot color inks for the highest quality. It includes all features of eXact Standard plus full support for ISO color measurement standards, and the ability to measure four M modes (M0, M1, M2, and M3 with the polarization filter). It also offers enhanced colorimetric functionality to evaluate ink and paper prior to, during, and after print production. It also connects with PantoneLIVE with NetProfiler support to maximize color accuracy within the workflow. 


Specifications


  • Aperture Size: 1.5mm, 2mm, 4mm, 6mm
  • Color Spaces: CIE L*a*b*, CIE L*C*h°, CIE XYZ and Yxy
  • G7 Certification: Yes with embedded G7, PSO, Japan Color job templates
  • Illuminants: A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F7, F11, F12
  • Dimensions: 18 cm x 7.8 cm x 7.6 cm; 7.1" x 3.1" x 3.0"
  • Inter-Instrument Agreement: Average: 0.25 ΔEab, Max: 0.45 ΔEab (for M3: 0.55 ΔEab) (Measurements using X-Rite manufacturing standards at a temperature of 23°C +/- 1°C, 40-60% RH for all measurement modes on 12 BCRA color tiles and a white ceramic reference (D50, 2°))
  • Light Source: Gas filled tungsten (illuminant type A) and UV LED
  • Measurement Geometry: 45°/0° ring illumination optics, ISO 5-4:2009(E)
  • Measurement Time: < 1 second
  • Short Term Repeatability - Density: '+/- 0.01 D for CMYK (Status E or Status T measurements, maximum error compared to mean value of 10 measurements every 5 seconds at 2.0 D except for M3 Yellow at 1.7 D)
  • Short Term Repeatability - White: 0.05 ΔEab (standard deviation) White BCRA (Error compared to mean value of 10 measurements every 5 seconds)
  • Includes: USB cable, power supply, CD with software and documentation, docking/charging station, quick start guide, carrying case, device certificate

 Additional specifications


X-Rite eXact Standard

The eXact Standard is a spectrophotometer for printers and packaging converters to validate accurate printing of both CMYK and spot colors on paper and paperboard. Intelligent software and an intuitive touch screen interface offer enhanced quality control features and the capability for individual users to store profiles. It leverages job-based tools with ISO industry color standards, including G7®, PSO and Japan Color, to increase press process control and includes Best Match to provide actionable guidance to bring ink back into tolerance. eXact Standard connects with PantoneLIVE with NetProfiler to maximize color accuracy within the workflow and across shifts and locations.

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eXact Xp

When you measure flexible film with a traditional 45°:0° measurement geometry spectrophotometer, the way you position the instrument compared to the film’s extrusion direction can cause interference, leading to inaccurate readings. Available on the eXact Standard and eXact Advanced, the Xp model introduces special enhancements to measure color on a variety of packaging and film substrates, including lamination materials and base structures.

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eXact Basic Plus

eXact Basic Plus densitometer includes the same features as eXact Basic, plus the ability to measure trapping, a print characteristic line, and provides a trend view. eXact Basic Plus can also compare production density measurements against stored standards for pass/fail quality control and has Bluetooth capability work without a usb cable.

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eXact Basic

Designed specifically for CMYK operations, eXact Basic is a densitometer that can measure density and check tone value increase (Dot Gain/Dot Area) on press to minimize rework. It automatically detects color and patch type and provides fast density and tone value measurements of both solids and tints. eXact Basic is a good entry-level device to replace visual trial and error with fact-based density control.

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eXact Auto-Scan Pro

The X-Rite eXact Auto-Scan Pro integrated solution provides small to mid-size printers with instant feedback on job performance, with improved quality control reporting and with G7® compliance.

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Which print and packaging spectrophotometer is right for your business? Read our blog to learn which eXact instrument might be right for you. Read more!

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