The Datacolor ColorReader Spectro is an affordable, handheld, Bluetooth-connected device designed for paint retailers to easily and accurately match colors and sell more paint.


Easily integrated with your own POS software or Datacolor Paint software, we designed this solution to reduce your operation costs and increase your profitability.

  • Attract and maintain loyal customers with quality matching
  • Improve store efficiency with an easy to learn and operate solution
  • Seamless compatibility with existing solutions


Designed for:
Retail paint and hardware stores who need accurate color matching at an affordable price.


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Attract and maintain loyal customers

Attract and maintain loyal customers


  • Quality matching at a fraction of the cost
  • Perform custom matching from competitor fandecks to customers’ own samples
  • Offer pro-grade streamlined paint matching to attract professional painters to the store

paint matching equipment

Improve store efficiency with the touch of a button

precise color matching results

Improve store efficiency with the touch of a button


  • Match colors quickly with an easy-to-learn and operate solution
  • Eliminate mistints and get the right paint color the first time
  • Improve in-store experience with expanded service catalog, faster turnaround and precise results
Seamless compatibility with existing solutions

Seamless compatibility with existing solutions


  • Seamlessly integrate the ColorReader Spectro into existing software
  • Outstanding instrument agreement with Datacolor master instruments

ColorReader Spectro software integration

ColorReader Spectro
with DataColor Paint1)
Datacolor 200R
with Datacolor Paint
ColorReader EZ, ColorReader and ColorReader PRO with mobile app
Best suited for Stores looking to attract more Pro business with custom matching capabilities. High end paint stores serving contractors with high daily volume Stores to resell to contractors and consumers for additional added revenue
Color lookup + + + + + +
Custom color matching + + + +
Works on textured samples + + +
Measure sample with gloss + + + +
Easy installation /plug-n-play + + + + + + + +
Portable/Can be carried outside of the store +
Supported system Windows Windows iOS / Android


1) Instrument works with 3rd party software via SDK. Specific features vary by software

ColorReader Spectro

  • ColorReader Spectro device
  • Carrying Case
  • Micro USB cable
  • Calibration Slide
  • Thank You Card


ColorReader Spectro
Instrument Type 45/0 Spectro
Geometry Output 45/0 Mode or d8 SCI Mode
Spectral Analyzer 8 channel sensor with dual illumination
Repeatability (Max on White tile) 0.03 SD / 0.15 Max
Wavelength Range 400 nm – 700 nm
Aperture sizes 6 mm
Reporting Interval 10 nm
Battery Type & Capacity Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Battery Capacity more then 500 measurements
5 to 40 degrees Celsius up to 85% RH, non-condensing
Dimensions Height 105.2 mm / Diameter 30.2 mm
Data Interface Bluetooth

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