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Datacolor - Cost-Effective Color QC Solution - Select QC

Reliable entry level color QC solution

Datacolor Select QC- an attractively priced solution for color accuracy and repeatable color control of goods in the plastics, paint and packaging-processing industries. Combines a precise and portable colorimeter with the most intuitive and robust Color QC software on the market today – at the price point of a light booth.

Lightweight, portable and affordable

  • Datacolor Select QC® offers a cost-effective and highly accurate color QC solution. While others provide a light booth used for visual inspection at that price, Datacolor offers a complete instrumental color inspection solution with reliable and traceable data.
  • USB memory stick with user guide and backup copy of the white tile data
  • To control color accuracy of your products on a regular basis, an instrument should be easy-to-use. With only 100 grams, the select QC unit is portable handy. The ideal solution for on the field or outside the lab use.
  • Highest accuracy and greatest reliability

    • The Datacolor Select Colorimeter is the most accurate instrument in its class. Repeatable and precise results provide users confidence on every color measurement. The result: reliable quality control and better brand management.
    • QC equipment must be robust and reliable. Datacolor Select technology has a proven track-record of dependability in variable environmental conditions. No moving parts or delicate displays, holds-up to wear and tear while delivering reliable results.
    • All units are covered under a two-year warranty.

    State-of-the-art QC software

    • Datacolor select QC software is intuitive and offers the most feature-rich color QC application in its category. Analyze, report, communicate and visualize accurate QC results. Achieve greater efficiency in processes and improved productivity.

    Geometry and aperture size for precise color detection

    • Molded plastic parts are often too small to be measured by a laboratory spectrophotometer, but not for the 4mm aperture diameter of the Select unit. It offers a convenient size to capture accurate results even for very small surface points of materials. No delicate mechanisms for exchanging apertures needed.
    • If no adequate measurement geometry is in place, instrumental color evaluation results frequently different from a visual inspection. Not with the Select colorimeter; its 45°/0° geometry reads color the same way as the human eye, registering effects of different textures and surfaces.

    Scalable solution

    • Datacolor Select QC is a scalable solution with the ability to grow to meet evolving business demands. New upgrades are easily installed without the need for new tools or complicated software.

    What you get:
    Datacolor Select QC Software and Select Colorimeter


    Minimum hardware configuration

    Processor Pentium IV at 1.4GHz
    Memory 2 GB RAM Free
    Hard drive capacity 40 GB
    Monitor 10.1″ Laptop screen at 1024×600 resolution, true color graphics card
    Video memory 128MB
    CD/DVD Drive CD drive
    Available port 2 USB ports
    Operating system Windows® XP Pro (SP3) 32bit, Windows® 7, 32 or 64bit

    Environmental requirements

    Operating temp: +5º- +40º
    Relative humidity: 20%-
    Maximum altitude: 2,000 meters

    Technical specifications


    Instrument type 45°/0° Colorimeter with LED array, dual channel
    Aperture 4 mm diameter
    Captured data XYZ or CIEL*a*b*, D65/10° or D50/2° observer
    Performance Short-term repeatability: 0.03 CIEL*a*b* (D50/2°)
    Inter-instrument agreement: Average 0.4 DE94, Max 1.0 DE94.3 (derived using BCRA tileset)
    Warm up time None
    Measurement time 1 second
    Dimensions (W x L x H) 82.8 x 134.3 x 54.6 mm
    Weight: 4.1 oz


    Illuminant/observer CIE D65 or D50 Illuminant, 10° or 2° standard observer
    Color/color difference scales/tolerances Absolute and Delta values, dE for CIE XYZ, xyz, L*, a*, b*, C*, h*, u* v*, CIE 94, CMC, CIE DE2000, DIN 99, FMCII, HunterLab
    Plots/graphics CIELab, CIE Luv, CMC, HunterLab, CIE 94, DIN 99 absolute, Trend, Histogram, Chromaticity, interactive zoom function
    General features Statistic Std. deviation/mean avg. , pass/fail descriptors, verbal color difference descriptors, color patch, color search, configurable data grids
    Measurements Average measurements, remote measurements, automated calibration timeout, manual data input
    Database functions Store, retrieve, rename, delete Ssandards and batches, organize samples in a folder structure, unique sample identifiers
    Export/import Export to ASCII file, export result data to EXCEL

    Physical spesifications

    Color display 50.54 mm x 68.62 mm x 3.55 mm
    Display resolution 240 x 320
    Weight 1.25 kg
    Dimensions 235 mm x 90 mm x 99 mm
    • Paper & Wood
    • Polymers, Plastics and Rubbers
    • Powders & Pigments / Coating
    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.