Colibri® ColorMatch


Colibri® ColorMatch is powerful, intuitive, and easy to use. Using a proprietary algorithm ensures accurate matching of color and contrast of opaque, translucent, and transparent colors while reducing the number of correction steps to reduce waste and save time. The unsurpassed accuracy of Colibri® (even for dark and saturated shades) and the straightforward correction routine helps reduce the time from match to production.

Customers can choose between four different products depending on the individual needs per installation. Upgrades are possible should the requirements change.

All products for ColorMatch include Quality Control, Tinting functionality, and the 3D Gamut Viewer.

ColorMatch Expert

This license includes the Colorantset Manager to store and update colorant data, calibration data, and optical data in recipe prediction and correction. Users can easily switch between several base materials while using the same set of calibration data. Easily export Colorantsets to other Colibri® databases.

The versatile Expert System allows can base recipe selection on individual ingredient properties, for example, light fastness and maximum temperature, to name a few.

ColorMatch Expert also offers options to calculate and store recipes for many standards or entire color catalogs (Batch Recipe Calculation) using predefined Product Templates.

ColorMatch Standard

Similar to ColorMatch Expert, but does not contain the Batch Calculator.

ColorMatch Light

Similar to ColorMatch Standard, but does not contain the Colorantset Manager. This license is useful either in addition to a ColorMatch Expert or ColorMatch Standard license or used with a Colibri® Colorantset delivered by a colorant supplier.

ColorMatch Basic

ColorMatch Basic with reduced functionality can be an affordable alternative to ColorMatch Standard for customers with limited requirements.

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  • Intuitive, seamless and user-friendly interface
  • Calculate color recipes on different substrates
  • Exceedingly efficient matching of transparent, translucent, and opaque colors
  • Using only one colorant library you can vary base materials as required
  • Reduce waste and costs by simplifying the use of leftover materials
  • Customize feature and functionality settings based on your application and workflow
  • An “Expert System” is integrated into this module, allowing pre-selection of pigment according to application requirements in order to simplify the use of parameters like light fastness and other criteria.
  • One standard recipe used to calculate every possible color recipe combination
  • Databases update automatically with every change in color strength which allows fluctuations in base materials.
  • User and permissions management, and access rights can be changed and adjusted using existing enterprise IT management tools.
  • Fully compatible with Konica Minolta and the majority of other brand spectrophotometers.

Additional Options

  • Batch Recipe Calculator – Store and calculate the best recipe for whole color catalogues and even specified color data files by using pre-defined matching templates in a predefined order. This featured add-on is essential for the creation of recipes for POS applications. Users are also able to replace components systematically in master recipes and check updated recipe quality prior to final replacement.
  • 3D Color Gamut Viewer – Enables you to view catalogues, standard collections and catalogs in the CIELAB color space. Displaying color points and true color hulls allows the user to follow color travel of effect pigments, reduce and identify the number of similar products in a range and spotting gaps in the color space.
  • Quality Control – Features similar to the Colibri® ColorQuality module with an add-on for quality control.
  • Tinting – Similar add-on features for dispensing comparable to Colibri’s® Color Tint Module
Result table of a matching process
Optical data analysis of a colorant