Paper Color Measurement

Leaders in paper products around globe choose the quality and reliability of HunterLab - the world's most trusted color quality experts. From tissues to coated paper, HunterLab delivers the color measurement quality and reliability that paper manufacturers demand and trust.

Paper Color Measurement

Meeting All Your Challenges

HunterLab's instruments are designed for the paper industry's unique challenges. They deliver consistent quality and appearance from sheet to sheet, ensuring perfect repeatability across your samples and facilities. We offer instruments with a larger viewing area to deliver unsurpassed quality and confidence in your results. We even include innovative features controlling tissue dust to reduce your risk of down time.


HunterLab offers the broadest range of solutions in the industry including portable, benchtop or online instruments tailored to every need and budget.

Industry-Leading Innovation And Experience

HunterLab instruments combine rock solid reliability with innovative human eye technology for color perfection. It's all backed by sixty years of color measurement leadership and support giving you the truest color quality in the world from the company whose founder pioneered color quality control.

Many HunterLab spectrophotometers are versatile enough to accommodate most applications of color measurement. However, based on our 60 + years of experience and our customers' uses, these particular instruments are most suited for this industry application.

If you are unsure which instrument type is right for your samples, please call or email HunterLab technical support and we will be happy to assist you in making the proper instrument selection.

AN 1002.01 Standard Observer

CIE Standard Observers and calculation of CIE X, Y, Z color values.

AN 1005 HunterLab vs CIE Lab

Measuring Color using Hunter L, a, b vs CIE 1976 L*a*b*.

AN 1009 WI YI

Selecting Yellowness and Whiteness Indices to Measure Samples.

AN 1013 Averaging

Averaging in Color Measurement.

AN 1018 Hitch Stdz

Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments.

AN 1031 Identification of Measurement Parameters

Identification of Measurement Parameters.

AN 1033 Color versus Appearance

Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.