Close-tolerance benchtop spectrophotometers designed for high efficiency and confidence in color formulation and quality control in textiles, plastics, paint and coatings, and more.


When close tolerance is required, trust the Datacolor Spectro 1000 Spectrophotometers to specify, formulate and control your colors. Experience greater confidence in your measurement performance, thanks to uniform assessment throughout various locations and sample temperature measurement. Be prepared for the future with its internet-connected capabilities.


The Spectro 1000 series is available in four models:

    • the standard Spectro 1000
    • two vertical versions Spectro 1000V and Spectro 1000X for measuring unusual sample size or type as well as for operations requiring high throughput
    • the Spectro 1050 for flexible measurement in either reflectance or transmittance mode



Spectro 1000 Spectrophotometer Features: 

      • Built for global teams, with industry-leading inter-instrument agreement
      • Sample temperature measurement for enhanced reliability
      • Real-time communication of measurements
      • Backward compatibility
      • Accessibility for multiple users on a single instrument
      • Fool-proof sample placement
      • Internet-connected capabilities

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Industries served

Industries served


Industries that require a spectrophotometer for the highest level of consistency across the supply chain, including: retail brands, textile mills, and manufacturers of plastics, paint and coatings, flooring, furniture, cosmetics and more. Visit the Markets section of our site for a full list of industries that we support.

Be confident in your measurement performance

Be confident in your measurement performance


  • Ensure uniform assessment across different locations and throughout the supply chain with high inter-instrument agreement
  • Increase operational confidence with sample temperature measurements
  • Positioning Camera and LCD ensure proper sample placement every time


Why is sample temperature important?
Get more done with high efficiency and reliability

Get more done with high efficiency and reliability


  • Increase productivity with fast measurement speed and response times
  • Our SPX optical technology lets you capture the true spectral fingerprint of any color
  • Improve efficiency with seamless backward compatibility to Datacolor benchtop instruments
  • Fool-proof sample placement and streamlined set-up thanks to positioning camera and LCD screen
  • An included 5-year warranty* to ensure your operational confidence


Be prepared for the future


  • Internet-connected capabilities will enable remote services and access to data analytics

* Mandatory annual calibration required, and other conditions apply, please contact your sales representative for details.

Fast Diagnostics and Simplified Service 

Fast Diagnostics and Simplified Service 


  • Diagnostic data is stored in each spectrophotometer instrument and can be accessed remotely to expedite resolution if any problems arise
  • Access to world-wide network of Datacolor service technicians—in the field or at one of our global service centers

All models come with the following standard accessories:


  • Power cable
  • USB Cable with ferrite
  • Black Trap
  • White Tile
  • Green Tile
  • White Tile Calibration data on Mini-CD or USB Memory Stick
  • Large Area View (LAV)
  • Small Area View (SAV)
  • Ultra-Small Area View (USAV)
Datacolor Spectro 1000 Datacolor Spectro 1000V Datacolor Spectro 1000X Datacolor Spectro 1050
Instrument Type Horizontal Benchtop Spectrophotometer Vertical Benchtop Spectrophotometer Vertical Benchtop Spectrophotometer Horizontal Benchtop Spectrophotometer
Measurement Geometry Diffuse illumination 8°viewing
Light Source Pulsed xenon lamp
Sphere Diameter 152 mm/6in
Wavelength Range 360 nm -700 nm
Reporting interval 10 nm & 5nm*
Photometric range 0-200%
Spectral Analyzer Dual 256 diode array (software wavelength calibrated)
Wavelength Calibration Method Via Software adjustment
20 read repeatability on white tile using double flash (CIELAB) (1) 0.01 (max)
Inter-instrument agreement: reflectance measurements (CIELAB) (1,2 & 3) 0.08 (avg) SCI
0.15 (max) SCI
Sample Temperature LAV aperture
IR Sensor Accuracy ±0.9°F/ ±0.5°C
Lens 4 position auto-zoom
Aperture Plates 3 standard:
LAV (30 mm illuminated, 26 mm measured)
SAV (9 mm illuminated, 5 mm measured)
USAV (6.6 mm illuminated, 2.5 mm measured)
2 optional:
MAV (20 mm Illuminated, 16 mm measured)
XUSAV (3.0 mm illuminated, 2.5 mm measured)
Aperture detection
Automated, adjustable UV calibration
UV cutoff filters 400 nm
420 nm
460 nm
Remote Measurement Button
Sample Positioning Camera
Transmittance Total, Diffuse and Haze Transmittance, Regular Transmittance
Inter-instrument agreement – regular transmittance at 550 nm ±0.20% at 85% T
±0.10% at 32% T
Inter-Instrument agreement -transmission haze measurements ±0.15% at 10% TH
Transmission sampling aperture size 22 mm
Functional Operating Environment (2) Temperature: 5°C to 40°C, Max Relative Humidity 20%-85% non-condensing. Recommended Relative Humidity 50% +/- 15% non-condensing
Vertical Mount
Optional Accessories: MAV Aperture Plate, XUSAV Aperture Plate, Textile Skein Holder, Glass Aperture Plate LAV, Cuvette (10 mm), Compression Sample Holder, 10 mm Transmission Cell, TerryCloth Fixture Kit, White Backing Tile & Grey Backing Tile
Physical Specifications
Color Display 3.5 inch RGB LCD
Display Resolution 320×240 pixel resolution
Power Requirements Input Voltage: 100-240 VAC +/- 10%
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 80 VA
Weight 50-52 lbs 44.0 lbs (20.0kg) 54.5 lbs (24.7 kg) 44.0 lbs (20.0kg)
Dimensions Height: 15.3″ (38.86 cm)
Width: 12.3″ (31.24 cm)
Front to back:
Length: 16.4″ (41.66 cm)
Sample Arm To Back:
Length 18.3″ (46.48 cm)
Height: 25.0″ (63.5 cm)
Width: 12.2″ (39.9 cm)
Depth : 16.3 (41.4 cm)
Height: 18.7″ (47.6 cm)
Width: 12.2″ (39.9 cm)
Depth: 16.3″ (41.1 cm)
Height: 15.3″ (38.86 cm)
Width: 12.3″ (31.24 cm)
Front to back:
Length: 16.4″ (41.66 cm)
Sample Arm To Back:
Length 18.3″ (46.48 cm)
Recommended Option User Color Performance Monitoring Tool: Guardian
Data Interface USB: 2.0 / Ethernet

*5 nm not normalized data (Datacolor TOOLS only)
(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, Specular Included, LAV, Measured on 12 BCRA Tiles