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The Ci6x Series creates opportunities to develop a consistent color monitoring program, efficiently manage process quality control, and reduce operating costs. The many options within the product family give operations of all sizes the ability to build in a stable measurement system that delivers repeatable performance and increased product yield. This makes the Ci6x Series a reliable solution for a wide range of industries and applications:

Commercial Coatings. The need to meet specific color codes and regulations requires repeatable color measurement. The Ci6x Series provides the consistency demanded to ensure batch-to-batch color conformity.

 Plastics. Batch consistency—from raw material through finished product—often varies depending on material supplier and process conditions. The Ci6x Series can monitor the color impact of shifts in process variables, while X-Rite application software storing color data that can be shared among the supply network to ensure color accuracy.

 Automotive. Whether OEM interior, aftermarket parts, or second- and third-tier supplier components, color accuracy is an absolute must. The Ci6x system allows manufacturers at every level to achieve consistent readings. The ability to simultaneously measure SCI/SCE further enhances the quality control process.

 Textiles. While materials and fabrics may appear similar at first glance, those that contain optical brightening agents (OBA) may result in a much different look under varied lighting conditions. Available calibrated UV enhanced illumination controls the UV/visible balance, enabling long-term, consistent measurement of optically bright samples.

 Home Furnishings. Different materials—wood, paint, plastic, metal, fabric—and a wide variety of colors, make repeatable color conformance critical. The Ci6x family is able to read a wide range of materials and provide a benchmark measurement that can be used at each step of the production or assembly process.


  • Switchable apertures (Ci64) provide greater flexibility
  • Status LEDs give real-time visual feedback
  • Embedded NetProfiler monitors instrument and performance
  • Hi-Res color LCD is easy to see and read
  • Bluetooth (available in compliant countries only) allows wireless communication with other system components
  • USB communication with QC or QA systems
  • Remote measurement trigger for convenient measurements
  • Ergonomic overmold design provides smooth, comfortable grip
  • Calibrated UV (Ci64 UV only) enables increased accuracy with OBA samples
  • Embedded transform enabled to optimize agreement with legacy instruments
  • Common SP flip-back shoe that aids in sample presentation and techniques
  • Reliable detent lock


Measuring Geometrics Measuring Geometrics d/8°, DRS spectral enginefixed aperture, Simultaneous SPIN / SPEX
Illuminant Types A, C, D50, D65, F2, F7,F11 & F12
Data Compatibility SP series backward compatibility
Standard Observers 2° & 10°
Receiver Blue-enhanced silicon photodiodes
Spectral Range 400 – 700nm
Spectral Interval 10nm – measured 10nm – output
Storage 1,000 standards with tolerances
Measurement Range 0 to 200% reflectance
Measuring Time Approx. 2 seconds
Color Spaces, Indices, Functions

ΔWI Hunter, XYZ, Gray Scale, WI Berger, Gloss, ΔXYZ, ΔYI73, ΔWI Stensby, Yxy, YI98, WI Hunter, ΔL*a*b*, ΔYxy, ΔYI1925, ΔWI Taube, L*u*v*, YI73, WI Stensby, ΔL*C*h°, ΔL*u*v*, ΔWI98, Averging, 555 Shade Sort, Verbal Difference, Power Management

Lamp Life Approx. 500,000 measurements
Charge Time Approx. 4 hours – 100% capacity
Battery Removable (Li-ion) battery pack; 7.4 VDC, 2400 mAh
Transform Support Embedded
AC Adapter Requirements X-Rite P/N: SE30-177100-240VAC 50/60Hz, 12VDC @ 2.5A
Display 3.2 inch backlit Color Graphic LCD
Operating Temperature Range 50° to 104°F (10° to 40°C) 85% relative humidity maximum(non-condensing)
Storage Temperature Range -4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C)
Weight 2.34 lbs. (≈1.06 kg)
Dimensions 4.3”H 3.6”W 8.4”L (10.9 cm 9.1 cm 21.3 cm)
Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, and Japanese

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Contact Info

African Colour Systems
1 Old Main Road , The Workstation
Umhlali, 4390
Chris Gosling: +27 (0)82 491 5507
Email: chrisgosling@telkomsa.net
Bev Gosling: +27 (0)83 652 4640
Email: bev@colourguide.co.za