Datacolor ELREPHO, a trusted spectrophotometer for the paper industry, suitable for the reference laboratory or production control of color, brightness, opacity, diffuse reflectance factors, yellowness, and whiteness of pulp, paper and chemicals. It uses a diffuse/0° optical geometry and automated, adjustable, ISO 2469 compliant UV filter.


Designed for:
Laboratory and quality control of pulp, paper and paper components.


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Designed for the Paper Industry

Designed for the Paper Industry


Datacolor ELREPHO is a high performance spectrophotometer made for the paper industry, perfect for the reference laboratory or production control of color, brightness, opacity, yellowness and whiteness measurements of pulp, paper and chemicals used in paper and coating manufacturing. The dual beam spectrophotometer with diffuse/0° optical geometry and an adjustable UV filter conforms to ISO 2469.

Datacolor ELREPHO Designed for the Paper Industry

Easy Application & Efficient Workflow


Easy Application & Efficient Workflow


Simple operation of sample presentation and alignment is facilitated by the vertical configuration and through-the-sphere sample viewer, enabling faster measurement throughput. Three aperture plates are included with the instrument. SAV and USAV plates enable accurate measurement of small and very small areas of a sample, while the XLAV plate is recommended for irregular and textured sample averaging.

Backward Compatibility

Backward Compatibility


Being compatible with the preceding Elrepho 3000 series, it achieves very close agreement among all instruments in your supply chain. Along with the instrument, the Datacolor SP 2000 spectrophotometer is included: a durable, pulsed xenon light source to approximate D65, an automated zoom lens, and adjustable, automated UV cut-off filters for three wavelengths to control the UV component from the light source.

Datacolor ELREPHO Backward Compatibility

Datacolor ELREPHO uses serial or USB connections to interface with the Datacolor TOOLS quality control software. It supports measurement procedures for the paper industry as defined by ISO, DIN, SCAN and TAPPI Standards.

  • Six foot power cable
  • Serial cable with connectors on either end
  • USB cable
  • Black trap
  • White tile
  • Green tile


Aperture Plates:


  • Extra-Large Area View (XLAV)
  • Small Area View (SAV)
  • Ultra Small Area View (USAV)

Power Requirements

85 to 264 VAC
47 to 63 Hz
80 VA peak
35 VA typical


Absolute Operating Range
5° to 40° C
5% to 85% non-condensing relative humidity

Datacolor Elrepho
Instrument Type Vertical mount desktop instrument
Measurement Geometry Diffuse illumination 0° viewing
Light Source Pulsed xenon lamp
Sphere Diameter 152 mm / 6.0 in
Wavelength Range 360 nm to 700 nm
Reporting interval 10 nm
Effective Bandwidth 10 nm
Photometric range 0 to 200%
Spectral Analyzer SP2000 analyzer with dual 256 diode array and high-resolution holographic grating
Wavelength Alignment Method Via software alignment
20 read repeatability on white tile using dual flash (CIELAB) (1) 0.02 (max)
Inter-instrument agreement: reflectance measurements (CIELAB) (1, 2 & 3) 0.4 (maximum), 0.2 (average)
Lens 3-position, auto zoom
Aperture Plates XLAV Aperture 34 mm illuminated and 30 mm measured
SAV Aperture 9mm illuminanted and 5 mm measured
USAV Aperture 6.5 mm illuminated and 2.5 mm measured
Aperture detection No
Automated UV Control (Automatic UV calibration for the measurement of fluorescent specimens with UV cutoff filters at 395 nm, 420 nm and 460 nm)
UV cutoff filters 395nm, 420nm, 460 nm
Functional Operating Environment (2) 5° to 40° C, 5% to 85% non-condensing relative humidity
Vertical Mount Includes peephole sample viewer and pedestal sample holder
Physical Specifications
Weight 19.05 kg / 42 lb
Dimensions 25.0″/635mm (Height) x 12.3″/312mm (Width) x 14.25″/362mm (Depth)
Power Requirements 85 to 264 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 80 VA peak, 35 VA typical
Power Consumption 100VA
Additional Technical Specifications
Data Interface RS-232 9600/19200 baud/USB 1.1
Photometric Resolution 0.003%
Black Trap High Performance

(1) Environmental Conditions: Temperature 23°C +/- 1°C RH 50% +/- 10%
(2) For reliable color measurements, conditions must be within recommended operating conditions.
(3) Color equation is CIELab (D65/10), SAV, Specular Included, Measured on 12 BCRA Tiles