Colorimeters vs. Spectrophotometers vs. In-Line

In everyday life, a wide variety of colors are present, and these colors play a very important role. However, unlike length or weight, there is no physical scale for measuring color. Making it improbable that people would respond the same when ask what a particular color is. For example, if we say "red car" or "red apple" to people, they will imagine different shades of red because their color perception and past experiences will be different. This blog will help explain the difference between colorimeters, spectrophotometers, and in-line systems that are some of the most popular color measurement instruments. Learn more >




How Color Affects Your Perception of Food

While many of us like to believe that we are not easily deceived, our sense of taste is often fooled by our sense of sight. This is because humans have certain expectations of how food should look. When a food's color is off or is different than what we expect, our brain tells us that it tastes different too. Long supported by scientific studies, we use visual cues from color to identify and judge the quality and taste of what we eat. Learn more >


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Spectralight I and II Users: Come Out of the Dark and Into the Light!

Whether you call it a Spectralight (aka SPL), a Macbeth Light or a Light Box, if you own/use an older version (SPL I and/or SPL II), you probably have heard that X-Rite (who purchased Macbeth/GretagMacbeth) has announced the end of service and support for these light booths. This support includes spare parts (such as lamps) you may have replaced yourself or had done through a 3rd party service agent. If you are an ISO house, you cannot get traceable certification on your SPL I/II units any longer. View now >


Can color affect your internal clock? The answer may surprise you!

Everyone knows light affects our circadian rhythms. Now scientists are discovering it’s not just the amount of light but the color and brightness of it that triggers our internal clocks. Scientists at the University of Manchester have been conducting experiments on mice to measure the effects of different colors and shades of light on mammals. Read more >



Color & Appearance Seminar >
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August 19, 2015 - Sturbridge, MA

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The Language of Color, Appearance and Light is an educational seminar that will improve your understanding of lighting, color science, and measurement.

August 26, 2015 - Columbus, OH





> Colorimeters vs. Spectrophotometers vs. In-Line

> How Color Affects Your Perception of Food

> Spectralight I and II Users: Come Out of the Dark and Into the Light!

> Can color affect your internal clock? The answer may surprise you!




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For a limited time, we are offering up to $6,000 towards the purchase of a new Color Measurement Instrument when trading in a legacy Konica Minolta model or competitors model. Learn more >



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CM-5 Spectrophotometer

The CM-5 is an advanced all-in-one system bench-top measurement instrument designed to evaluate the color and appearance of opaque, transparent, and translucent samples. Its high precision and advanced capabilities allow users to effectively analyze, formulate, and control the color and appearance of solids, liquids, pastes, powders, pills, and granules in a more comprehensive, streamlined process. This makes the CM-5 ideal for color analysis within R&D and laboratory environments. Learn more >



Konica Minolta's CM-5 Spectrophotometer.

In this video, we spotlight the CM-5 which can measures a variety of samples with different material characteristics such as liquids, powders, pastes, and granules, as well as the haze of transparent films and glass. The transmittance chamber can hold large sheets up to 60mm thick! A variety of functions & accessories set this innovative bench-top spectrophotometer apart. Watch video >


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