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Color Spectrophotometers

  • Multi-illuminants, Customizable Aperture, SCI&SCE, Bluetooth and High Precision.

  • Comply with CIE No.15,GB/T 3978,GB 2893,GB/T 18833,ISO7724/1,ASTM, E116

  • Long life and low power consumption combined LED light source and UV light.

  • Configured with high-capacity rechargeable Li-ion battery.

  • High electronic hardware configuration: TFT color LCD Capacitive Touch Screen

  • PC software along with the instrument.

What is a Color Spectrophotometer ?

A color spectrometer is a color measurement device used to capture and evaluate color. As part of a color control program, brand owners and designers use spectrophotometers to specify and communicate color, and manufacturers use them to monitor color accuracy throughout production.

A spectrophotometer is a device that precisely measures electromagnetic energy at specific wavelengths of lights. It uses the characteristics of light and energy to identify colors and determine how much of each color is present in a ray of light.The two main components of a spectrophotometer are a spectrometer and a photometer.


  • Spectrometer: The spectrometer uses a lens to send a straight beam of light to a prism, which splits it up into its individual wavelengths. Then, a wavelength selector filters out just the specified wavelengths and sends it toward the photometer.

  • Photometer: The photometer is the part of the device that detects the number of photons that are absorbed, sending that measurement to a digital display.

A spectrophotometer essentially quantifies how much a given substance reflects or absorbs light — something that we tend to think of as more qualitative. You may think to describe an opaque product as red or blue, with a matte or glossy sheen. Spectrophotometers take this evaluation a step further and quantify those characteristics into something that can be measured and used in precise applications, including clinical diagnosis, quality control, product design and biochemical research.

How Does a Color Spectrophotometer  Work?

The basic way a spectrophotometer functions is based on the absorption of photons. Higher amounts of photons correspond to higher intensities of light.

You may remember from chemistry class that light is a form or electromagnetic radiation, like microwaves and gamma rays. When we talk about the spectrum of light, we’re talking about a spectrum of energy, where different energy levels create what we perceive as different colors. The colors of the rainbow follow the progression of energy, with red being the lowest and violet being the highest.

In terms of substances, a sample that absorbs all visible light and doesn’t reflect anything appears black, while a substance that does the opposite looks white. In between those two are substances that reflect certain energies of light and absorb others, displaying specific colors.

Returning to our spectrophotometer, this tool is basically a calibrated light counter.

  • “Spectro” refers to the fact that light is dispersed into individual or groups of wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum of energy. Some of that energy is in the ultraviolet and visible light range, which certain spectrophotometers can read, while others can measure infrared radiation. A typical spectrophotometer can measure 31 wavelength bands of light across a 300nm-wide range. More expensive instruments can measure more than 150 bands of light across an 800nm-wide range.

  • “Photometer” in the name refers to the ability to measure the intensity of light at each group of wavelengths and scale it to a range of human perception from 0-100. Zero equals total darkness and 100 is perfect white. Some properties, like fluorescence, make it possible for this scale to go over 100, so most spectrophotometers can reach 150 or 200.

By combining these two tools, we can generate specific data about the released colors and associated wavelengths to inform various applications.


Food and Beverage - Color is one of the most important aspects of foods and beverages. Although color does not generally indicate whether a food is safe, a food or beverage whose color is unappealing will likely not be purchased or consumed. Accordingly, food and beverage manufacturers they try to control the color of their products and use various instruments to measure product color, both in the laboratory and online.

Paints - The paint is a material that is commonly used in almost every industry and even in the domestic products. The color of a paint material is one of the most important aspects of the quality of the paint which defines its vibrancy and appearance. The Paint manufacturers must keep I mind that they should not deliver the materials to the clients and customers without checking the quality of color of the paints.

Plastics - Color analysis for plastic and polymer additives can be used to assess the specific changes needed to improve the performance of your products. Color measurement provides information not only on color-changing additives, but can also measure molecular changes in stabilizers, fillers, processing aids, and antibacterial additives. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this technology has revolutionized the polymer manufacturing industry.

Textile- Color spaces are widely used in the textile industry for the purpose of accurate color matching and ensuring the best color quality of products. The textile products greatly depend on their appearance for their popularity. If a product is not incorporated with the best color quality, then it can have a negative impact on the popularity of the products.

Automobiles- Almost all products that make the automotive industry, from interior or from exterior, require consistency in their visual appearance. External body, tyre, bumpers, mirrors, doors, dashboards, roofs and many other things require uniformity and consistency in their color and gloss. Difference in shade of 2 cars with the same color will throw the brand image of the manufacturer into bad light. 

Others  - Other than the above-mentioned industries, color meters are also widely used in medicine, printing, post harvest and many other applications.

Color Spectrophotometer  Models


ATS 3060 Series grating spectrophotometer adopts bluetooth and USB dual modes for wider use, and with SCI & SCE measurement data. Special UV light makes ATS 3060 easy to measure sample with UV and high accuracy and extended function PC software let it be good partner for colorist and color quality control management. 

4 Illuminants, 8mm Aperture, SCI&SCE, Good Precision.

Comply with CIE No.15,GB/T 3978,GB 2893,GB/T 18833,ISO7724/1,ASTM E1164,DIN5033 Teil7, YS3010 color spectrophotometer features only 8mm single aperture. Both SCI and SCE mode makes it widely use in many applications. It has high accuracy 0.06 based on white calibration plate measured 30 times at 5 seconds intervals after white calibration was performed.

NS810 spectrophotometer is developed by 3nh with independent intellectual property rights. It features with stable performance, precise measurement and powerful functions in the leading position of the same industry. NS810 spectrophotometer is widely used in plastic, electronic, painting, coating, ink, textile, garment, printing and dyeing, food, medical, cosmetic, industries, scientific research institutes, schools and laboratories.  


NS800 spectrophotometer uses the principle of combination LED precision spectroscopy, separates the light according to a certain wavelength interval, and adopts groups of sensor array to perform sensitive analysis.


NS800 spectrophotometer with higher accuracy is very sensitive to any colors. It not only can measure L*ab value and delta E value accurately, but also can display spectral reflectance curve which can realize color matching function and calculate the real parameters of various color formulas.


Spectrophotometer TS7700 is widely used in the color quality control of various products. TS7700 is equipped with high-end color management software, which is connected to the computer to realize more function expansion. The instrument has stable performance, accurate color measurement and powerful function. It is widely used in plastic electronics, paint and coating, textile printing and dyeing, printing paper, automobile, medical treatment, cosmetics and food industries, as well as scientific research institutions and laboratories etc.


YS4580 Plus  spectrophotometer uses 45/0 (45 degree ring illumination, 0 degree reception) geometric optical structure in accordance with CIE No. 15 and adopts concave grating spectrometry to accurately measure sample reflectance and various colorimetric data; Equipped with a large measuring aperture of Φ20 mm for traffic signs, color matching, precise color transfer;Built-in GB2893, GB/T18833 standard color, can be manually customized polygonal rectangle tolerance, one button to realize the measurement of traffic road signs, marking lines, reflective film brightness factor and chromaticity coordinates. For uneven sample with stripes or granular samples, the instrument has high accuracy and high stability.


YS4510 Plus spectrophotometer with 45/0 geometrical optics structure( 45 ring-shaped illumination ,vertical viewing). Adopting concave grating light splitting method. accurately measure the reflectivity and various chromaticity data of samples. users can customize the measurement aperture(Φ 8 / Φ 4 / Φ 2 mm) according to the sample measuring demands, meet the industry accurate color measurement and quality control.


Multi-illuminants, Customizable Aperture, SCI&SCE, Bluetooth Comm, High Precision

  • Customized Aperture: 8mm/4mm/1×3mm.

  • Combined LED Light

  • D65, A, C, D50, D55, D75, F2, F7, F11

  • MAV/SCI: ΔE*≤0.05

  • CIE Lab, XYZ, Yxy, LCh, CIE LUV, Hunter LAB

  • D / 8 geometric optical structure, conforming to CIE No.15, GB / T 3978, GB 2893, GB / T 18833, iso7724 / 1, ASTM e1164, din5033 teil7;

  • Adopt combined LED light source with high life and low power consumption;

  • Customized one 8mm or 4mm aperture ( the flat/ tip measuring aperture can be switched easily, which is suitable for more tested sample)

  • Dual optical path system, the optical resolution in the visible range is less than 10nm, which can measure the SCI and SCE spectrum of the sample at the same time;

  • Accurate spectrum and lab data, used for color matching and accurate color transmission

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