Textile Color Measurement

7 of the world's top 10 unwoven fabric manufacturers choose the quality and reliability of HunterLab - the world's most trusted color quality experts. Whether measuring shades of demin or apparel linings and carpeting, HunterLab delivers uncompromising color quality and reliability that textile manufacturers demand and trust.

Test Color of Textile

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.

Textile Color Test

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 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.

ColorFlex EZ (Directional 45°/0° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)

40% of our customers prefer this instrument because of its compact design and integrated display, so does not require a PC and external software.

Test Color with ColorFlex EZ

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 4500L

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.

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

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

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

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

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Selecting Yellowness and Whiteness Indices to Measure Samples

Selecting Yellowness and Whiteness Indices to Measure Samples.

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Averaging in Color Measurement

Averaging in Color Measurement.

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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.

AN 1034 Textile Sample Presentation

UA variety of techniques used in presenting textiles samples to ensure valid, repeatable color measurements

UA variety of techniques used in presenting textiles samples to ensure valid, repeatable color measurements.

MM 5002 Measuring Transparent Bottles with ColorQuest XE

Method for measuring transparent bottles using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, and UltraScan VIS

Method for measuring transparent bottles using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, and UltraScan VIS.

MM 5017 Measuring Distinct Areas of Large Samples with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for small, distinct areas of larger samples using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for small, distinct areas of larger samples using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS.

MM 5028 Measuring Carpet with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for carpet using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for carpet using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS.

MM 5042 Measuring Small Distinct Areas of Large Samples with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for small, distinct areas of larger samples using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for small, distinct areas of larger samples using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS.

MM 5053 Measuring Carpet with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for carpet using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for carpet using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS.

MM 5067 Measuring Small Distinct Areas of Large Samples with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for small, distinct areas of larger samples using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for small, distinct areas of larger samples using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS.