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Datacolor - Cost-effective, accurate color measurement - 500

Cost-effective, accurate color measurement solution

The world’s manufacturing leaders select Datacolor’s spectrophotometers to specify, formulate and control critical color. The Datacolor 500 family, with an embedded processor and data storage, provides a platform for increased efficiency and color measurement confidence, delivering affordable performance and fleet compatibility.

Quantifiable improvement in throughput

Significant productivity improvements allow you to measure more samples per day in both stand-alone and global installations:

  • 25% less time spent on measuring.
  • Improved response times in Citrix and Terminal Server environments.
  • Complete measurement confidence

    Positioning camera and LCD ensure proper sample placement.

    • LCD screen displays calibration status and instrument settings for proper set-up, as well as a color coded instrument status bar.
    • Diagnostic data is stored in the instrument. It can be extracted to enable remote diagnostics and expedite issue resolution.
    • Instruments can be serviced in the field or at any service center worldwide by qualified Datacolor technicians.


    Technical specifications

    Instrument type Dual beam d/8º spectrophotometer
    Illumination source Pulsed xenon filtered to approximate D65
    Sphere diameter 152 mm / 6 in
    Wavelength range 360 nm -700 nm
    Wavelength resolution 2 nm
    Reporting interval 10 nm
    Photometric range 0-200%
    Spectral analyzer Proprietary SP2000 analyzer with dual 256 element diode array
    20 read repeatability on white tile using double flash (CIELAB) * 0.03 (max)
    Inter-instrument agreement: reflectance measurements (CIELAB)* 0.15 (avg)

    *Environmental Conditions: Temperature 23°C +/- 1°C, RH 44% +/- 1%

    Physical specifications

    Color display 3.5 inch RGB LCD
    Display resolution 320×240 pixel resolution
    Weight 37.5 lbs (16.6 kg)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.3” X 13.2” X 16.4”
    (31.24 cm x 33.53 cm x 41.66 cm)

    Key features

    • No profiling required. Superior design enables the industry’s best inter-instrument agreement right out of the box.
    • Utilizes Datacolor’s proprietary SP2000, capturing the true spectral fingerprint of any color at the highest possible accuracy.
    • As a result, agreement among all instruments in your fleet is achieved.
    • Fully backward compatible with the existing Datacolor 400 instruments.
    • Instruments are configured with serial, USB or Ethernet connectivity.
    • One instrument can be easily accessed by multiple users.
    • Measurements can be taken and automatically shared in real-time within a global Citrix or Terminal Server environment.

    Datacolor 800 & 500 Series Spectrophotometers

    • Automotive
    • Cosmetics & Personal Care
    • Paper & Wood
    • Polymers, Plastics and Rubbers
    • Powders & Pigments / Coating
    • Textile
    DatacolorFor more than 45 years, Datacolor mission is to empower our customers to make objective, cost-effective and smart color decisions that perfectly suit individual workflows. Over a million customers working in textile and apparel, paint and coatings, plastics, photography, design and many other industries trust Datacolor solutions. Over 80 of the top 100 textile and apparel brands selected Datacolor solutions, more than 10,000 business customers rely on Datacolor instruments and software daily and over one million photographers and creative specialists use Datacolor Spyder products.