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Datacolor® Introduces Next Generation of High Performance Spectrophotometers for Precise Color Measurement

By Business Wire News   


Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, today introduced its Datacolor 800 and 500 series of spectrophotometers. The family of fully backward compatible benchtops, complete with its new embedded processor and data storage, provides a platform for increased efficiency and color measurement confidence, while delivering on Datacolor’s hallmark performance and precision. The series includes Datacolor 850, Datacolor 800, Datacolor 550, and Datacolor 500.

  • Datacolor 800 Family: The Datacolor 800 family is the next generation of the market’s only true close-tolerance spectrophotometer that ensures color can be communicated digitally. Featuring a digital camera, the spectrophotometer allows for perfect sample placement. The series is fully backward compatible with the existing fleet of Datacolor 600 spectrophotometers. The Datacolor 800 is available immediately. The Datacolor 850, which includes transmission measurement capability in addition to reflectance, will be available in January 2016.
  • Datacolor 500 Family: The Datacolor 500 family offers an economical option for a high performance spectrophotometer with enhanced speed and advanced technology, while assuring compatibility with the existing fleet of Datacolor 400 instruments. The Datacolor 500 is available immediately. The Datacolor 550, a new addition to Datacolor’s line-up, is a cost-effective transmission and reflectance instrument and will be available in January 2016.

Both the 800 and 500 families feature a new color LCD screen that displays calibration status and instrument settings to allow for greater confidence in measurement results. With an embedded processor, the health of the instruments can now easily be validated through remote diagnostics, allowing for faster issue resolution. Instrument accessibility has also been expanded with the introduction of an Ethernet port, allowing for simultaneous connection of multiple computers. Performance enhancements have been implemented as well to enable real-time sample measurement within a global Citrix or Terminal Server environment.

“The introduction of the 800 and 500 families carries on Datacolor’s tradition of providing our customers with technology enhancements that are most important to them,” said Diane Geisler, Global Director of Product Management, Datacolor. “With a clear understanding that accuracy and backward compatibility are required, we focused on improving the usability of our benchtop instrument creating quantifiable improvements in throughput and increased confidence in measurement accuracy.”

Datacolor will be showcasing the 800 and 500 families at a variety of upcoming industry events including the Society of Plastics Engineers Color and Appearance Division RETEC® in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 4-6, Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany from October 13-17, ITMA in Milan, Italy from November 12-19, and ChinaCoat in Shanghai, China from November 18-20. To learn more about the Datacolor 800 and 500 family of spectrophotometers, or for information on how to upgrade, visit

About Datacolor

Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, provides software, instruments and services to assure accurate color of materials, products and images. The world’s leading brands, manufacturers and creative professionals have used Datacolor’s innovative solutions to consistently achieve the right color for more than 40 years.

The company provides sales, service and support in over 65 countries throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Industries served include textile and apparel, paint and coatings, automotive, plastics, microscopy, photography and videography. For more information visit:

Datacolor, Datacolor 400, 600, 500, 550, 800 and 850 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Datacolor.

RETEC is a registered trademark of the Society of Plastics Engineers Color and Appearance Division.

Matter Communications on behalf of Datacolor
Julie Sellew, 401-654-4976


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