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X-Rite adds reflectance benchtop spectrophotometers

Ci7830 and Ci7630 reflectance benchtop spectrophotometers give manufacturers precise and affordable way to ensure colour consistency and quality.

7th December 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Grand Rapids, MI, USA


Colour science and technology leaders X-Rite and Pantone have released the Ci7830 and Ci7630 reflectance benchtop spectrophotometers for textiles, paint and coatings, plastics, building materials, and home goods.

Used as part of a digital workflow, the Ci7830 and Ci7630 deliver the measurement precision required to seamlessly communicate, share, and coordinate colour-critical values and specifications across the supply chain. The instruments are designed to provide high value at an affordable cost to help manufacturers maximize productivity and manufacturing uptime and improve sustainability efforts.

“Many brands require their supply chain partners to leverage digital colour workflows and submit colour data for approvals rather than a physical sample in order to reduce waste and rework and to decrease global footprints,” commented Matt Adby, Product Management Director, X-Rite. “With the Ci7830 and Ci7630, we are able to offer customers a range of connected colour solutions to fit their unique application requirements, brand specifications, and budgets.”

The Ci7830 reflectance benchtop sphere spectrophotometer offers high inter-instrument agreement and repeatability to meet tight colour tolerances across the supply chain. The Ci7630 is a mid-range reflectance device ideal for manufacturers that need to control colour with less demanding tolerances. Both instruments bring a level of reliability, traceability, and accuracy to the digital colour workflow. In addition, the devices’ internal sensors report humidity and temperature as part of the measurement audit trail.

The Ci7830 and Ci7630 support an end-to-end digital colour workflow and integrate with X-Rite software to improve colour communication, prototyping, formulation, production, and quality control for predictable colour results. With Color iMatch formulation software, customers can quickly identify optimal initial colour matches and reduce wasteful formulation attempts.

Using Color iQC quality assurance software helps determine whether a sample is within tolerance, and if not, provides feedback to get it on target. For brands and suppliers looking to bridge the gap between physical and virtual prototyping, Pantora colour appearance software can use the spectral data from the Ci7830 and Ci7630 to render colour of the material sample.

X-Rite will showcase the Ci7830 and Ci7630 at India Textile Machinery Exhibitions Society (ITME) 2022 in booth H5 J11, December 8-13 in Noida, India.

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