Portable Spectrophotometers

Datacolor 20D: Accurate Color Matching for Paint & Hardware Stores

Designed to help retail paint and hardware stores who need accurate color matching anywhere in the store or at a customer job site.

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The Datacolor 20D is an easy-to-use portable spectrophotometer that delivers top performance on a wide variety of sample shapes and sizes.

Benefits of Datacolor 20D:

  • Sphere geometry enables accurate color measurement of both flat and textured samples.
  • Gloss determination of sample sheen, combined with gloss compensation in PAINT software, enables accurate visual color formulation.
  • The illuminated sample alignment port enables direct view of the sample through the sphere and precise positioning for sample measurement.
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Any sophisticated piece of equipment requires routine maintenance and specific conditions to perform at its optimal level. Read this guide Spectrophotometer Best Practices for Accurate Measurements | Datacolor and download the paper for more detailed information.

To provide accurate data, your spectrophotometer needs to be well-maintained. This includes calibrating it daily, at the start of a shift, or before beginning any important measurement job. Here’s what you need to know about calibration tiles: How to Store, Use and Clean Your Calibration Tiles | Datacolor

Achieve accurate color anywhere with Datacolor 20D

Portability + accuracy.

The Datacolor difference


Datacolor 20D combined with Datacolor Paint software yields higher first shot matches, saving you time and money. The instrument is easy to install with all required set-up data pre-loaded at the factory. Just connect to your Paint software via Bluetooth or USB, calibrate and you are ready to take measurements. 

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