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X-Rite Introduces Ci4200 Compact Spectrophotometer

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based X-Rite Inc. has introduced the Ci4200 compact benchtop spectrophotometer for color measurement of coatings, textiles, plastics and other materials. The spectrophotometer also is available with ultraviolet (UV) capability, and the Ci4200UV is suitable for measuring textiles and other materials containing optical brightening agents.

Data generated by the machine can be shared and easily integrated with databases on similarly equipped X-Rite spectrophotometers to allow historical color measurement records to be used in conjunction with newly recorded data. The Ci4200 is compatible with X-Rite SP6x handheld historical data, and may be integrated with industrial software such as Color iQC, Color iMatch and InkFormulation. The machine also is NetProfiler 3.0 enabled and supports embedded profiling. NetProfiler allows users to profile the machine's test results to ensure accuracy and consistency across devices within a single plant or multiple facilities.

X-Rite reports other features of the Ci4200 include: a 31-point color engine and Spectralon sphere for accurate color measurement; two-second simultaneous SCI/SCE (specular component included/excluded) measurements; horizontal or vertical testing surface; small benchtop size; LED membrane for status and operation feedback with remote trigger; and sample targeting and viewing using the sample arm.

"We're very pleased with the Ci4200," said Dennis Herman, technical service specialist, Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America Corp. "It demonstrates very good repeatability and is much easier to load than other machines, especially for small and hard-to-handle samples. The measurement button adds to the ease of use of the spectro, and the plug-and-play features that X-Rite included with the instrument made it easy to install the drivers and connect with its InkFormulation 6 software."

May 7, 2013