Datacolor Paint is an all new software that redefines the search, match and dispense workflow for paint retailers. Featuring a modern user-interface, Paint is both easy-to-use and customizable, for immediate brand recognition. Datacolor’s lab-quality matching capabilities enable you to not only find the right color for your customer faster, but also formulate that color with greater accuracy – improving customer satisfaction and minimizing re-tints.


Designed for:
Retail stores that sell paint & coatings and for manufacturer labs.


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Our retail paint solution can help you reduce mistints and increase sales:

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Fast Color Lookup & Customizable User Interface

Fast Color Lookup & Customizable User Interface


  • Easy-to-learn, easy-to-use:
    Wizard mode enables search by color or product and all-in-one mode, saving steps to dispense.
  • Customizable user interface :
    Add or remove features to suit your workflow, intuitive navigation and custom addition of manufacturer or hardware store logo.
  • Flexible Formula Management:
    Use any unit of measurement – shots, ounces, quarts, gallons, or liters – including automatic conversion from volume to weight.
  • Re-dispense formulas instantly:
    Search customer files for any color, between any time period to quickly re-dispense and satisfy repeat customers.


Datacolor Paint Fast Color Lookup and Customizable User Interface

Lab Quality Matching Engine

Datacolor Paint Lab Quality Matching Engine

Lab Quality Matching Engine


  • Datacolor Paint provides superior color matching results. 30% greater efficiency in first shot matching than competitive POS products. Achieve higher customer satisfaction thanks to reduced mistints correction.
  • Whether your customer wants to customize an accent shade or match exterior colors for stucco and plaster, you’ll always deliver results corresponding to your customer’s vision.
  • Datacolor’s Smart Match technology adapts to the real behavior of bases and colorants.


Manage Your Dispenser Efficiently

Manage Your Dispenser Efficiently


Integrated dispenser capability:

  • Manage the paint matching system AND the auto-dispenser using a single computer via direct communication protocol.

Multiple dispenser connectivity:

  • Boost productivity for large-volume paint operations using multiple dispenser communications to flexibly change between dispensers.

Visualization of colorant quantities:

  • Easy dosing of formulas for manual dispensers.

Dataolor Paint automatic dispenser

Prevent Mistints & Automate Workflow

Datacolor Paint Configuration

Prevent Mistints & Automate Workflow


Prevent mistints:

  • Datacolor Paint supports barcodes for quality control to detect the correct base and can size before dispensing colorants. This bi-directional communication with the dispenser ensures that mistints do not occur accidentally.

Automated workflow:

  • Scan color cards with barcodes for input to ensure correct formulas are dispensed.

Watch our Video series and learn how to use Datacolor Paint:

  • Formula Lookup
  • Custom Match
  • Color Card Match
  • Auto-Formulate
  • Formula Replacement for a Base
  • Label Customization
  • Corrections
  • Calibration




  • Updates:
    Easily download color cards, formula books and formulations from the lab – online or offline.
  • Uploads and Downloads:
    Upload POS statistics and dispense history; download price lists and promotional flyers.

To adapt to different paint store settings and regional needs, Datacolor Paint is offered in three levels:


  • Datacolor Paint EFB (Electronic Formula Book)
    Our entry-level solution for reliable electronic formula book management offers fast colorimetric search and formula retrieval, customer formula storage and retrieval, manual formula storage, color coordination and communication with the most common automatic dispensers and label printers.
  • Datacolor Paint CCM (Color Card Matching)
    Includes all the features of the Electronic Formula Book level PLUS color matching for competitors’ collections and crossover colors.
    Color Card Matching requires both formulation and color card databases.
  • Datacolor Paint Pro
    Our full package that includes all the features on Electronic Formula Book and Color Card Matching PLUS custom match and color
    correction capabilities.

Printer PortParallel or USB Parallel or USB

Processor2 GHz Dual Core or faster
Memory4 GB or more
Hard Drive500 GB
Video Resolution1280 x 768 or higher
Video Memory512 MB
DriveDVD Reader/Writer
Available PortsRS-232 Serial / USB
Printer PortParallel or USB Parallel or USB
Operating SystemWindows® 7 / Windows® 8.x / Windows® 10
Feature ComparisonsDatacolor Paint 2
Datacolor Paint 2
Datacolor Paint 2
Multiple Search MethodsYesYesYes
Flexible Management of Formulas (volume, weight)YesYesYes
Manual Formula EntryYesYesYes
Customer FilesYesYesYes
POS StatisticsYesYesYes
Barcode ManagementYesYesYes
Price List ManagementYesYesYes
Manual Dispensers (specific visualization)YesYesYes
Automatic Dispensers (visualize, dispense, maintain)YesYesYes
Multiple Dispenser SupportYesYesYes
Color CoordinationYesYesYes
Data Update (online & offline)YesYesYes
Competitive Color Card MatchYesYesNo
Closest Color Look-upYesYesNo
Custom Formulation (using spectrophotometer)YesNoNo
Formula CorrectionYesNoNo
Connectivity to ColorReaderPROYesYesYes