What You Need to Know About Spectrophotometers

A spectrophotometer is objective, precise and data driven, guaranteeing a consistent and accurate outcome in the measurement of color in industrial applications. Using a spectrophotometer correctly with a good process will guarantee increased productivity and accepted results that will make your job easier.

But choosing the right type of spectrophotometer must take into account the type of color you are measuring, the material that you are measuring, the amount of data that you need, and your budget. Choose the wrong spectrophotometer and you won’t get the results you need or expect.


Which type of spectrophotometer is right for me?

Choose from among three robust X-Rite spectrophotometer families that use the latest technology. Then speak with one of our color experts to learn more about our quality control and formulation software for a complete color measurement and management solution.


Ci6x Family

Portable Sphere Spectrophotometers

The X-Rite Ci6x family of sphere spectrophotometers, together with NetProfiler, Color iMatch and Color iQC software, reduce rejection rates and scrap and improve time to market and profitability. They accurately measure reflective or uneven surfaces or materials including optical brightening agents for a wide variety of products and packaging types. With a variety of configurations and price points, the Ci6x family offers solutions for organizations of all types and sizes.


Ci7x Family

Benchtop Sphere Spectrophotometers

The X-Rite Ci7860, Ci7800 and Ci7600 benchtop sphere spectrophotometers deliver true process control for perfect color fidelity. These instruments, when paired with NetProfiler and Color iMatch or Color iQC software, set a new standard for measuring, managing and communicating color while providing an unprecedented audit trail in a package that is stable, delivers repeatable performance and is easier to service than any other benchtop sphere spectrophotometer in the market today. They fit seamlessly into any workflow environment with unmatched inter-instrument agreement and compatibility with legacy data formats.


MA Family

Portable Multi-Angle Spectrophotometers

X-Rite’s proprietary multi-angle spectrophotometry technology makes the measurement of special effect paints and coatings fast, easy and consistent, replacing time-intensive laboratory-based tests that require expensive instruments. The result is improved uptime on painting and assembly lines, reduced scrap rates and fast root cause analysis when color problems are discovered. This is especially important in industries where global sourcing requires that all components match at final assembly.

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