The Datacolor SpectraVision solution enables retailers and their suppliers to objectively measure and digitally communicate the color of “the unmeasurables – prints, trims, yarns, laces, etc.” thereby saving costs and shortening the time from concept to consumer.


This solution combines an advanced hyperspectral spectrophotometer with Datacolor’s quality control software to measure, analyze, report, communicate, and visualize accurate color results.


Designed for:
The textile industry to measure the colors of the unmeasurables – prints, trims, yarns, laces, etc. Learn more about other applications >


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Enables consistent, repeatable color measurement for the "unmeasureables"

Enables consistent, repeatable color measurement for the "unmeasureables"


  • Improves product quality by removing subjectivity from the color measurement process
  • Ensures uniform assessment throughout the supply chain with high inter instrument agreement
  • Allows the use of existing measurement data with backward compatibility to Datacolor benchtop instruments

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Saves up to 50% of the color approval process costs

Saves up to 50% of the color approval process costs


  • Decreases color approval steps and the number of iterations/strikeoffs required
  • Lowers the cost associated with shipment and maintenance of color standards by digitally storing the data
  • Reduces the need for physical sample shipments


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Eliminates weeks in the development and production processes enabling an agile response to trends

Eliminates weeks in the development and production processes enabling an agile response to trends


  • Efficient color management of components in a garment or in coordinating sets
  • Expedites decision making with digital communication of colorimetric and image data
  • Shortens approval cycle by enabling color evaluation at the point of production

  • SpectraVision
  • Datacolor Tools SV
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Calibration Kit included
  • Sample Holder
  • One-year Hardware Warranty
  • User Guides


* Support Languages for Datacolor Tools: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Polish, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese

Spectral Analyzer Hyperspectral imaging assembly with 31 narrow bands covering 400 to 700 nm. The imaging is with a scientific 90 db camera with a sCMOS sensor.
Measuring Geometry Diffuse illumination, 8º viewing in conformance with CIE publication No. 15.2 Colorimetry.
Illumination Source Pulsed xenon, filtered to provide D65 illumination including UV component.
Sphere Diameter 152 mm / 6.0 inches,  Barium coated
Specular Port Automated specular included or specular excluded
Wavelength Range 400 – 700 nm
Photometric Range 0 to 200%
Reporting Interval 10 nm
Effective Bandwidth 5 nm
20 Read Repeatability on White Tile Using Two Flashes (CIELAB) 0.03 dE (max)
Inter-instrument Agreement—Reflectance Measurements* (CIEL*a*b*) 0.25 (max)*
0.15 (avg)*
Automated, adjustable UV Calibration Yes
UV Cutoff Filters 400 nm; 420 nm; 460 nm
Aperture Configuration Square.  25 mm illuminated/ 22.7 mm viewed
Image Acquisition Time 35 sec
Image resolution 821 x 821
Effective pixel size 27.6 micrometers
Sample Viewing Camera Yes
Vertical Mount No
Transmittance No
Output QTX2, Reflectance Hypercube
Operating Software Tools SV
Operating Environment Temperature:  10°C to 35°C
Recommended Temperature:  23°C +/- 2°C
Maximum  Relative Humidity: 20%-85% non-condensing
Recommended Relative Humidity: 50% +/-15% non-condensing
Altitude: Up to 2,000 meters
Do not store above 140°F (60°C)
Indoor Use
  Do not crush, short circuit, mutilate, reverse polarity, disassemble, or dispose. In fire, might cause burns or release toxic materials.
Input Power Requirements   Input Voltage: 100-240VAC
 Frequency: 50/60 Hz
 150 VA Peak
Instrument Dimensions L 19.9” (50.6 cm) front to back
L 21.71” (55.14 cm) sample arm to back
H 15.17” x W 12.3” (38.54 cm x 31.3 cm)
Weight: 70 lbs (31.75kg)
Unique design allowing imaging both the reference and sample channels at the same time.
Instrument Type Barium coated sphere with xenon flash lamp
Lens 50 mm, fixed focus

Datacolor Tools SV 2.5

Component Minimum Requirements
Processor Intel i7 2 Cores
8 MB Cache
4.6 GHz
Memory RAM 64 GB
Hard Drive 4 TB SSD
Video Resolution 1920×1080 – size of text only 100% supported
DVD Drive DVD Writer
Ports Ethernet
Operating System Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise,
Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
Authenticated Sybase Database, supplied with the system Sybase 12.0.1 EBF 3994
Optional Textile Database upon request Microsoft SQL Server
2018, 2012
2016 not supported