What is a Spectrophotometer?
A spectrophotometer is an instrument designed for physical sample analysis via full spectrum color measurement. By providing wavelength-by-wavelength spectral analysis of a sample’s reflectance, absorbance, or transmittance properties, it produces precise data beyond that observable by the human eye. If desired, spectrophotometers can be used to calculate psychophysical colorimetric information as well.
Spectrophotometers offer a higher level of flexibility and versatility than colorimeters due in part to the fact that they offer multiple illuminant/observer combinations and can operate in multiple geometric arrangements, including 45°/0° and d/8°. As such, spectrophotometers are capable of measuring metamerism, identifying colorant strength, analyzing a comprehensive range of sample types, and giving users a choice between including or excluding specular reflectance to account for geometric attributes. Full-spectrum analysis also provides for greater specificity, potentially identifying color differences missed by colorimeters. Spectrophotometric equipment are ideally suited for a broad range of applications in the research and development phase, including color formulation and color system development, as well as color quality control throughout production.
HunterLab Color Measurement
HunterLab's spectrophotometer systems are industry-leading color measurement systems. Used by top manufacturers across industry, our spectrophotometers set the standard for accuracy, reliability and ease of use. Coupled with HunterLab's state-of-the art color measurement software, our color measurement systems offer unprecedented flexibility to process, monitor, analyze, and report results. Our spectrophotometers are available in portable, benchtop and production line models designed to meet your processing, testing and quality control requirements.
With 60 years of experience, our sales and support staff will ensure that you have the right instrument for your application, whether you need to quickly measure samples on the production floor or shipping areas, conduct formal testing in your quality control lab or perform continuous testing during production.
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