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New Datacolor® 850 and 550 Spectrophotometers Now Available for Purchase

By Business Wire News   


Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions and color communication technology, today announced the availability of the Datacolor 850 and 550 spectrophotometers. The new benchtops offer color professionals in the paint, plastics and textile industries unparalleled performance for both reflectance and transmission measurement. The Datacolor 850 and 550 join the Datacolor 800 and 500 spectrophotometers released in October 2015.

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The Datacolor 850 spectrophotometer (Photo: Business Wire).

The Datacolor 850 spectrophotometer (Photo: Business Wire).

The Datacolor 850 is the market’s only true-close tolerance spectrophotometer for both reflectance and transmission measurement, ensuring customers can confidently communicate color digitally throughout their supply chain. It features a built-in digital camera for precise sample placement and is fully backward compatible with Datacolor’s prior generations of instruments. The Datacolor 550 is an economical addition to the series of benchtops, offering accurate transmission and reflectance measurement.

The Datacolor 850 and 550 feature color LCD screens that display instrument settings and calibration status, offering user’s superior confidence in measurement results. In addition, an Ethernet port now allows for simultaneous connection of multiple computers to the same instrument. With an embedded processor, diagnostic data can now be easily shared with Datacolor Support, resulting in faster issue resolution. Measurement speed within a global Citrix or Terminal Server environment is also substantially improved.

“Through our commitment to provide customers with the highest quality color measurement instruments, we developed the Datacolor 850 and 550 spectrophotometers to give customers enhanced ease-of-use and unrivaled performance,” said Diane Geisler, Global Director of Product Management, Datacolor. “With the embedded processor and advanced algorithms, users see at least a 25 percent reduction in measurement time and a quantifiable improvement in throughput.”

To learn more about the Datacolor 850 and 550 instruments, or for information on how to upgrade, visit or

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

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


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