Paint Color Measurement

HunterLab provides proven, cost-effective color measurement systems to the paint and coating industry.

Measure Color of Paint and Coatings

We provide numerical values that correlate to what you see and are used for quality control, continuous process control and color formulation. Use them to measure a wide range of samples including pigments, bases, draw downs, finished product and coated coil. Portable, bench and on-line systems are available.



Measure Color of Coating

Many of HunterLab's spectrophotometers are versatile enough to accommodate most applications of color measurement. However, based on 60+ years of experience and a thorough understanding of our customers' needs and product use, these particular instruments are most suited for this industries application.

LabScan XE (Directional 0°/45° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)

10% of HunterLab customers select this instrument for its large 44 mm (1.75 inch) measuring port, and for its level of sophistication, simplicity and versatility.

Test Color with LabScan XE

MiniScan EZ 4500L (45°/0° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)

10% of our customers select the hand-held MiniScan EZ because it is rugged, lightweight and ergonomically designed and travels anywhere, from the lab to the production line, indoors or outdoors.

Test Color with MiniScan EZ

SpectraTrend HT - Compact Online Spectrophotometer

HunterLab's next generation SpectraTrend HT spectrophotometer takes color quality control to its highest level with 0/30 design for ultimate precision.

Test Color with SpectraTrend HT

UltraScan VIS (Diffuse d/8° sphere Geometry, Reflectance and Transmittance, 360-780 nm)

30% of our customers select this instrument for its extended wavelength measurement and its ability to measure both reflected and transmitted color of samples that are transparent to opaque.

Test Color with UltraScan VIS

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

AN 1002

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

AN 1005

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

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

AN 1013

Averaging in Color Measurement

Averaging in Color Measurement.

AN 1018

Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments

Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments.

AN 1031 Identification of Measurement Parameters

Identification of Measurement Parameters.

Identification of Measurement Parameters.

AN 1033 Color versus Appearance

Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance

Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.

MM 5014 Measuring Loose Powder with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for loose powder using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for loose powder using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5019 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5039 Measuring Loose Powder with UltraScan VIS

MM 5039 Measuring Loose Powder with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for loose powder using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5044 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5064 Measuring Loose Powder with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for loose powder using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for loose powder using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5069 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.