Economical high performance benchtop Spectrophotometer designed to increase efficiency and confidence in color formulation and quality control.


When you are looking for a cost-effective, precision color measurement instrument, trust the Datacolor Spectro 700 Spectrophotometers to accurately specify, formulate and control your colors. Experience greater confidence in your measurement performance, thanks to sample temperature measurement. Be prepared for the future with its internet-connected capabilities.


The Spectro 700 series is available in different models:

  • the original Spectro 700,
  • the Spectro 700 UV with UV filtering for special applications like optically brightened whites or fluorescent materials,
  • the Spectro 700V vertical versions with or without UV filtering for measuring unusual sample size or type,
  • and the Spectro 750 for flexible measurement in either reflectance or transmittance mode.



    • 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
    • Internet-connected capabilities

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Industries served

Industries served


Ideal for meeting the formulation and quality control needs of color professionals in textile, paint & coatings, plastics, flooring, furniture, cosmetics, ceramics and other industries. 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
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
  • 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 700 Datacolor Spectro 700UV Datacolor Spectro 700V Datacolor Spectro 700V UV Datacolor Spectro 750
Instrument Type Horizontal 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 & 5 nm*
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) 0.03 (max)
Inter-instrument agreement: reflectance measurements (CIELAB)(1, 2 & 3) 0.15 (avg) SCI
0.30 (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, 26mm 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
400 nm
420 nm
460 nm
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 ±0.40% at 85% T
±0.20% at 32% T
Inter-Instrument agreement -transmission haze measurements ±0.30% at 10% TH
Transmission sampling aperture size 22 mm
Functional Operating Environment (2) Temperature: 5°C to 40°C, *Recommended Temperature: 23°C +/- 1°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: 100-240VAC +/- 10%
Frequency: 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 80VA
Weight 54.5 lbs (24.7 kg) 44 lbs (20.0 kg)
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: 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)
Reccomended 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