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X-Rite Benchtop Spectrophotometers

From color formulation to quality control, benchtop spectrophotometers are the preferred choice for color professionals with the strictest tolerances for color accuracy. Offering precision and consistency, these instruments will help you achieve improved batch-to-batch color accuracy, less rework and waste, and faster time to market.

MetaVue™

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

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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.

  • 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.

Ci7x00 Family

The Ci7x00 family of benchtop sphere spectrophotometers sets a new standard for measuring, managing and communicating color with unprecedented audit trails and repeatable performance.

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Ci7600

Ci7800

Ci7860

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 more stable, delivers repeatable performance and is easier to service than any other benchtop sphere spectrophotometer in the market today.

Process Control for Perfect Color

Ensuring that color is right the first time, right every time means reduced rejects, rework and waste in a color-critical supply chain for both production and quality control. When combined with NetProfiler and Color iQC software, the Ci7600 delivers a complete color measurement and management solution for quality control professionals that is stable, delivers true consistency and is easier to service than any other benchtop sphere spectrophotometer in the market today. In addition, by using Pantone digital color references from the Pantone Digital Industrial Libraries with X-Rite Color iQC quality control software, operators can confidently begin production without waiting for physical standards to arrive.

The Ci7600 is designed with standards compliance in mind, including ASTM E3098 and CIE guidelines. Its internal temperature and humidity sensors record conditions each time a sample is measured for complete track and trace. Optional UV balancing is available for advanced fluorescent and optical brightener control in paper, textiles, plastics and paint & coatings. It delivers excellent inter-instrument agreement with an SCI of 0.15. And you can count on the Ci7600 for an exceptional ability to repeat identical measurements with an 0.03 delta E.

Benefits

  • Fits seamlessly into operational and data environments including the ability to conform to legacy data formats.
  • Automated, software-driven set-up delivers consistent configuration across all locations. Its easy-to-read LED screen ensures operator ease of use.
  • Includes three transmission apertures, five reflectance apertures and three optional automated UV filters. The measurement lens zooms automatically when the aperture is changed.
  • Complete audit trail and internal humidity and temperature sensors ensure accurate track and trace for all measurement.
  • Compliant with industry standards, including CIE No. 15, ASTM D1003, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7, JIS Z 8722, ISO 7724/1.

Automated instrument setup takes the guesswork out of instrument configuration and eliminates potential for error. The Ci7600 performs fast, simultaneous SPIN/SPEX measurements to determine sample gloss levels. And its unprecedented audit trail includes device condition, sample image, and measurement parameters for each sample at the time of measurement. Its multiple aperture design accommodates measurement of complicated samples, and it is capable of performing both reflectance and transmission measurements.

Process Control for Perfect Color

From inspiration through formulation, production and quality control, the Ci7800 benchtop sphere spectrophotometer is one of the most advanced instruments in the market, ideal for ensuring color consistency for even the most complex products. When combined with NetProfiler and Color iMatch or Color iQC software, the Ci7800 delivers a complete color measurement and management solution that is stable, delivers true consistency and is easier to service than any other benchtop sphere spectrophotometer in the market today. In addition, by using Pantone digital color references from the Pantone Digital Industrial Libraries with X-Rite Color iQC quality control software, operators can confidently begin production without waiting for physical standards to arrive.

The Ci7800 is designed with standards compliance in mind, including ASTM E3098 and CIE guidelines. Its internal temperature and humidity sensors record conditions each time a sample is measured for complete track and trace. Optional UV balancing is available for advanced fluorescent and optical brightener control in paper, textiles, plastics and paint & coatings. Count on the Ci7800 for an exceptional ability to repeat identical measurements with a delta E of 0.01, the best performance on the market. It has an inter-instrument agreement of SCI 0.08, ensuring consistent measurements across the supply chain.

Benefits:

  • Fits seamlessly into operational and data environments including the ability to conform to legacy data formats.
  • Automated, software-driven set-up delivers consistent configuration across all locations. Its easy-to-read LED screen ensures operator ease of use.
  • Includes four transmission apertures, five reflectance apertures and three optional automated UV filters. The measurement lens zooms automatically when the aperture is changed.
  • Complete audit trail and internal humidity and temperature sensors ensure accurate track and trace for all measurement; the best inter-instrument agreement and repeatability in its class.
  • Compliant with industry standards, including CIE No. 15, ASTM D1003, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7, JIS Z 8722, ISO7724/1/2/3.

Automated instrument setup takes the guesswork out of instrument configuration and eliminates potential for error. The Ci7800 performs fast, simultaneous SPIN/SPEX measurements to determine sample gloss levels. And its unprecedented audit trail includes device condition, sample image, and measurement parameters for each sample at the time of measurement. Its multiple aperture design accommodates measurement of complicated samples, and it is capable of performing both reflectance and transmission measurements.

A Champion Instrument with Unmatched 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 Ci7x00 family to verify that both samples and the final product are achieving customers’ strictest color tolerances.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Ci4200

The Ci4200 is an easy-to-use compact benchtop sphere spectrophotometer that, combined with Color QC and Formulation software, supports an evolving color management program.

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Setting a new standard for color performance

In a competitive marketplace, there is increasing pressure to improve color quality in the lab and in manufacturing to reduce rework due to errors and to deliver a faster time to market. The Ci4200 is an affordable benchtop spectrophotometer for small to medium-sized manufacturers across a variety of industries who are aspiring to implement a higher degree of color formulation and color quality control in their product development and production processes. When combined with a tiered offering of Color QC and Formulation software applications, it scales to support an evolving color program.

The advanced Ci4200UV adds the capability of self-calibrating UV illumination to accommodate evaluation of the effect of optical brightening and fluorescing agents that cause color to shift under different lighting conditions.

  • Using standard measurement methods, immediately identify variances in color and gloss to ensure accurate color readings or to verify visual inspection (SPIN/SPEX).
  • Produces correlated 60⁰ gloss value for more accurate assessment of sample gloss in compliance with ASTM D523 and ISO 2813.
  • With its embedded NetProfiler, manage performance and enable consistency across the supply chain regardless of where instruments are being used.
  • Features data compatibility with X-Rite handheld spectrophotometers such as the Ci64 for ease of data exchange across the operation.
  • LED membrane provides status and operation feedback with remote trigger and samples can be viewed and targeted with a sample arm for overall ease of use.

The Ci4200 is a reliable and accurate compact benchtop spectrophotometer that serves as the foundation for operations seeking to establish a color control program or those looking to improve an existing program that currently relies on non-spectral devices or visual inspection pass/fail methods. The result is a streamlined color workflow that delivers more accurate color performance.

VS450

The VS450 is a unique, non-contact color measurement instrument for measuring color accuracy of a variety of wet and dry samples including cosmetics, paints, plastics, powders and food.

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Non-Contact Instrument for Accurate Color Control

The X-Rite VS450 is unique in the market as the only benchtop sphere spectrophotometer that operates in a non-contact mode. In addition, it can measure a sample from a distance without being affected by ambient light. The VS450 is ideal for measuring wet samples, large or bulky items, or substances such as food that would require a protective barrier for conventional measurement.

In many laboratory and manufacturing processes, it is beneficial to measure wet samples to make a wet-to-wet comparison as a proxy for a final dry-to-dry comparison. This can save as much as 24 hours of wait time while samples dry, enabling operators to make changes in production quickly, reducing scrap and making production more efficient while delivering better color accuracy.

  • Better control day-to-day color production with a defined, standard procedure that saves time, cost and effort.
  • Establish a “wet tolerance” that wet samples need to meet in order to produce a good result in a final dry-to-dry comparison, saving as much as 24 hours waiting for samples to dry in the lab and in production.
  • In combination with Color iMatch, measure samples and use the adjust feature to compensate for the difference in appearance between wet and dry standards for more accuracy and significant time savings.
  • Use this non-contact instrument to measure large or bulky items or materials such as food that may require a protective barrier when using a contact instrument that can affect measurement accuracy.
  • Benefit from minimal maintenance requirements since optical system never comes in contact with samples and thus remains uncontaminated.

The X-Rite VS450, combined with Color iMatch and/or Color iQC software, solves color measurement problems that have been an issue until now. Accurate measurement of wet or dry samples, samples that cannot come in contact with the device, and samples that change appearance when pressed behind glass or other presentation devices can now be measured in their natural, unaltered state, just as the human eye would see them.

Ci4100

The Ci4100 is an affordable compact benchtop sphere spectrophotometer specifically designed for versatility ease of use by counter personnel for retail paint matching.

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Improve speed, accuracy of paint formulation

Quickly determining formulation recipes for matching paint to customer-supplied samples enhances customer satisfaction and paint counter productivity. The Ci4100 is an easy-to-use and compact benchtop sphere spectrophotometer that delivers a high degree of formulation accuracy for retail paint matching. Its sample arm makes targeting and view of samples fast and easy.

The LED screen on the Ci4100 offers status and operation feedback as well as visual cues about proper calibration and operation of the instrument and/or whether service is required. Its robust construction stands up to the harsh retail paint environment for a long-lasting instrument, a great investment to improve retail paint counter efficiency.

  • Fast, accurate measurement of customer-provided and other samples.
  • Delivers correlated 60⁰ gloss value to accommodate matte and glossy samples in compliance with ASTM standards.
  • Sample arm provides easy targeting of samples for accurate measurements.
  • LED screen gives operators feedback on instrument status and operation as well as visual cues about calibration requirements and whether service is needed.
  • Good inter-instrument agreement with X-Rite handheld sphere spectrophotometers.

The Ci4100 features an optional remote foot pedal for hands-free operation. Used with ColorDesigner PLUS software, it is the ideal solution for formulating and storing paint color recipes