Match Pigment – powerful and accurate color matching software. First-shot matches linked with compelling tools optimize the cost and quality of recipes. Boost productivity, save time and money with a faster, smarter matching engine. Just one solution, backed by global, industry-specific application support needed to streamline your color process.


Designed for:
Paints, pigments, plastics, leather, inks, and cosmetics industries.


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First Shot Matches Save Time & Money

First Shot Matches Save Time & Money


  • Up to 80%* of the recipes delivered right the first time using SmartMatch. Now, you can also minimize batch corrections using the same technology.
  • Improve first shot matches, even for translucent to near-opaque samples via Smart Calibrator that automatically determines the best calibration method to use.
  • Bad calibration samples are automatically excluded from calculation, ensuring reliable, high quality recipes.
    *(based upon laboratory testing with repeatable procedures resulting in dE < 1.0 for typical paint and coatings)


Optimized Formulas for Cost & Quality

Datacolor Match Pigment

Optimized Formulas for Cost & Quality


  • Get the best recipe for color, appearance, and opacity with up to 20% cost savings in raw materials using custom sorting
  • Achieve a close correlation to visual appearance by matching an offset to the actual standard (CIE L*a*b* Offset). Reduces retrials caused by colorimetric shifts on structured surfaces or during production processes with paint, plastic, leather etc.
Faster, Automated Matches Boost Productivity

Faster, Automated Matches Boost Productivity


  • 150%** increase in matching speed with the powerful, multi-processor engine.
  • Automate your high volume color process by ‘Queue Matching’ multiple samples.
  • Quickly find the best match for every sample in the Queue by setting multiple matching preferences.
    **(based upon recipes using 1 to 5 ingredients from 16 colorants on a 4-processor system or higher)

Datacolor Match Pigment

One Solution Streamlines All Color Process


One Solution Streamlines All Color Process


  • Match, correct, scale, sort, produce and quality control (QC) using one complete software. Now with a faster, more intuitive workflow included in Data Navigator.
  • Build new product lines, electronic formula books and reformulate fan decks for point-of-sale systems.
  • Global industry-specific application support; customized training, user courses, and turnkey database services.

Boost efficiency with network color management:

  • Share core colorants and existing recipes between labs and factories via enterprise level deployment.
  • Centralize control of digital master standards and maintain best practices.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2012 compatible with Terminal Server and Citrix support.

Datacolor Match Pigment, three Features Levels:


  • Datacolor Match Pigment PLUS
    Our “premiere” full-featured offering which now includes the New Exclusive SmartMatch Technology.
  • Datacolor Match Pigment
    A powerful basic system including Datacolor TOOLS entry level
  • Datacolor Match Pigment PLUS Workstation
    Economical alternatives for shared database, terminal server or multiple system deployments, workstations provide all the colormatching and formula management power of their parent products without the expense of colorant calibration and administrative modules.
Component Minimum (Stand Alone) Minimum (Terminal Server)
Processor 2 GHz Dual Core2 GHz or faster (1 core per concurrent user)
Memory 4 GB 4 GB1
Free Hard Drive 500 GB 500 GB (RAID5)
Video Resolution 1024 x 768 True Color 1024 x 768 True Color
Video Memory 512 MB 512 MB
DVD Drive DVD Reader/Writer2 DVD Reader/Writer
Diskette Drive See Note #4
Available Ports RS-232 Serial / USB3 Parallel or USB
Printer Port Parallel or USB Parallel or USB Parallel or USB Parallel or USB
Operating System 32 Bit Windows® 7 / Windows® 8.x Windows® Server 2008
Operating System 64 Bit Windows® 7 Windows® 8.x Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012
Network Adapter N/A Gigabit or faster


1) To optimize performance, a separate database server (Sybase) is recommended. However, if Sybase needs to be deployed locally on the application server, increase RAM by 2GB. Additionally, add 512 MB RAM for each concurrent user.

2) Datacolor MATCH PIGMENT™ is supplied on a DVD disk. A DVD writer for data backup and file transfer from stand-alone systems is recommended.

3) Datacolor spectrophotometers use either an RS-232 Serial or USB connectors. Datacolor Spyder™ requires a universal serial bus (USB) connection.

Features Comparison
Datacolor Match
Pigment Plus
Datacolor Match
Pigment Plus Workstation
Datacolor Match
Match Color and Opacity Simultaneously
Intuitive Data Navigation with User Management
Optimize, Score and Sort Recipes
Colorant Set Calibration and Administration
Smart Calibration
SmartMatch Technology
CIE L*a*b*Offset Match
Ingredient Priority and Compatibility
Queue Function
Product Line Maintenance
Auto Base Selection
Data Exchange with Retail PAINT
Network Color Management*
Integrated Quality Control
Global Industry-specific Application Support