The Datacolor 45IR provides a unique 3 in 1 solution for the formulation and quality control of security inks and secure documents. A portable spectrophotometer, a VIS-NIR spectroscopic sensor and a densitometer; the Datacolor 45IR offers a powerful combination of performance and value.


Designed for: 

Color management, formulation and inspection in the printing of secure documents where color control is critical and fraud protection is paramount.


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Unique Feature Set Specific to the Security Printing Industry

Unique Feature Set Specific to the Security Printing Industry


  • 3 in 1 Colorimetric, NIR and Densitometric functionality
  • Printing industry standard 3mm aperture and 0/45 geometry
  • Spectral range of 380-1100nm

Datacolor 45IR Unique feature set specific to the security printing industry

Powerful Hardware & Software Performance

Datacolor 45IR Powerful hardware and software performance

Powerful Hardware & Software Performance


  • State-of-the-art repeatability and inter-instrument agreement ensuring total confidence in your results.
  • Industry proven quality control with Datacolor TOOLS or formulation with MATCH Pigment software.
Thoughtful Design for Ergonomic Use

Thoughtful Design for Ergonomic Use


  • Lightweight (480g), portable design guarantees easy usage and handling.
  • Patented measuring head for exact positioning.


Extensive Onboard Functionality – In Color

Datacolor 45IR Extensive onboard functionality – in color

Extensive Onboard Functionality – In Color


  • 320×240 pixel, Liquid Crystal color backlit display
  • On board functionality including: CIE L*C*h*ab, CIE L*u*v*, CIE L*C*h*uv, CIE xyY, DIN Lab99, ΔE*cmc, ΔE*CIE94, ΔE*CIE2000 Metamerism index; whiteness; yellowness Pass-/fail tolerance averaging
Efficient Power Management

Efficient Power Management


  • Ensures long lasting reliability.
  • Battery allows ~10,000 measurements per charge.
  • NiMH powered battery provides stable voltage discharge ensuring reliable measurements.

Datacolor 45IR Efficient power management

USB connectivity for fast, seamless communication with PC.

  • Datacolor 45IR Spectrophotometer – NIR – Densitometer
  • Calibration Certificate
  • USB Mini to USB Cable
  • Charging console with white standard
  • Datacolor Users Guide
  • USB Drive with software service
    • Electrical / Environmental Requirements

Power 100 – 240 VAC

47 to 63 Hz 60 VA

    • Absolute Operating EnvironmentRS232

0º to 40º C

20-85% RH, non-condensing

Software Requirements*:

    • TOOLS Plus v2.0.8
    • MATCH Pigment Plus v3.0
    • MATCH Pigment Plus W/S v3.0

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Datacolor 45IR
Instrument Type Portable Spectrophotometer
Measurement Geometry 0°:45°x to DIN 5033
Light Source Tungsten
Wavelength Range 380 to 1100 nm
Effective Bandwidth 10 nm
Wavelength Resolution: 3.3 nm
Spectral Analyzer 256 pixel diode array
Color Repeatability Density 0.01 D
Colorimetric: 0.3 CIELab dE* ab
Near IR: +/I 0.5 %R (700 to 1000 nm)
Inter-Instrument Agreement: Density: 0.01 D
Colorimetric: 0.3 CIElab dE*ab
Near IR +/- 0.5 %R (700 to 1000 nm)
Aperture Plates 3 mm measuring
Operating Environment Absolute Operating Environment RS232
0º to 40º C, 20-85% RH, non-condensing
Physical Specifications
Weight 1.0 lbs (480g)
Dimensions 2.6×2.2×7.5 (65x55x190mm)
Power Requirements 7.5VDC (from PS)/4.8VDC (from BAT)
Power Consumption 2.0A (from PS)/2100mAh (from BAT)
Storage 0º to 40º C
Additional Technical Specifications
Data Interface USB
Spectrometer Principle Monolithic, compact spectrometer with imaging grating
Battery Long Life NiMH
Effective Bandwidth 10nm