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Pocket Instrument Comparison

The overview below shows the main features of selected pocket instruments. It is important to note that, depending on the task at hand, each of the following instruments may be the best. Each of the offered instruments has special features that make it unique. The fact that everyone will show different results is not about the disadvantages but the differences in the measurement methods. ChromaChecker Color Inspector is a tool that honors such differences and can add value.

  Nix Spectro 1 Bridge Spectro 1 Pro Bridge CC Nano
         
Type of instrument spectrophotometer spectrophotometer spectrophotometer colorimeter/camera
Geometry 45/0  D/0° SPEX/SCE D/0° SPIN/SCI 45/0
M-condition/Illumination M0, M1, M2  no UV no UV D65
Aperture 8 mm   8 mm  8 mm 0.3 to 6.2 mm
PC Application CC Capture CC Capture  CC Capture
Mobile App IoS  — Spectro  Spectro  CC Nano
Mobile App Android  —
Wireless operational No Yes Yes  No
Dust resistant No No No
Extreme environment No No No
Reference image No No No 
Most Closely Mimics Appearance (Visual) Color Appearance (Visual) Color Pure (Actual) Color  Extended Control
Sheen affects measurement  Yes Yes No  Extended Control
Areas of the application
  • Manufacturing
  • Print
  • Packaging
  • Graphic Arts
  • Plastics
  • Quality Control
  • Visual Inspections
  • Manufacturing
  • Print
  • Packaging
  • Graphic Arts
  • Plastics
  • Quality Control
  • Visual Inspections
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Compare paint colors 
  • Textiles
  • Near Mirror Surfaces
  • Tinting Machines
  • Plastic
  • Automotive
  • Quality Control
  • Manufacturing
  • Print
  • Packaging
  • Graphic Arts
  • Plastics
  • Automotive
  • Special Effects
  • Quality Control
  • Visual Inspections 
Unique features
  • Durability (metal enclosure with sealed lens)
  • Almost any environment (wide range of operational temperatures)
  • Adapters for liquids, powders, and other hard-to-measure substances.
  • Haptic feedback
  • Wireless operational
  • Three calibration standards
  • Metal enclosure
  • Led Indicator

 

  • Spherical Instrument that can be used for hard-to-measure objects) 
  • Wireless operational
  • Three calibration standards
  • Metal enclosure
  • Led Indicator
  • Dynamic Aperture
  • Surface analysis: Uniformity, Vibrance, Surface match
  • Dominant and Average
  • Image reference
Measurement time 1 s  1.5 s 1.5 s
Time between measurements* >3 s >8 s >8 s
Short-term repeatability 0.05 ∆E (white) 0.05 ∆E 0.05 ∆E no data
Inter-instrument agreement 0.35 ∆E 0.2 ∆E 0.3 ∆E 0.3 ∆E
Limitations require relatively big patches require relatively big patches require relatively big patches Charging time ~4h
Print Inspector — 
Color Inspector
Substrate Inspector 
Instrument Inspector

Price $1.299 $399 $399 $1999
 

 

 

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