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Meet ColorReader

ColorReader is the precise, portable color-measurement tool professionals and DIYers rely on to identify colors instantly with outstanding accuracy. Advanced color sensors combine with a feature-rich app to create a versatile color tool that streamlines your work.

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ColorReader EZ

Compact and easy to use, ColorReader EZ gives DIYers just what they need to execute projects with confidence and no stress.

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ColorReader

Streamline your workflow with ColorReader, a smart, portable color-measuring tool that provides precise color values and paint color matches anywhere and anytime.

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ColorReader Pro

ColorReader Pro has a digital screen that displays your color measurement right on the reader. It’s our most comprehensive ColorReader tool, delivering accurate color matches with exceptional ease of use.

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ColorReader features

Precision Device

  • Engineered for accuracy. Touch ColorReader to any flat surface and the built-in LED surrounding the advanced color sensor will evenly illuminate the surface with no outside interference, isolating the color for more precise measurements.
  • Lightweight and portable so you can always have it with you to capture any color, any time, anywhere.
  • Successfully matches paint colors — ColorReader EZ with over 85% accuracy and both ColorReader and ColorReader Pro with over 92% accuracy.

Versatile App

  • Instantly displays precise color measurements in CIE Lab, RGB and Hex, as well as paint color matches for most paint brands. ColorReader and ColorReader Pro also display CMYK, LCH and LRV color measurements, as well as matches to RAL® standards. Working in advance with Datacolor, you can even add your own custom color collections!
  • Save captured colors and create your own color palettes. The app can also recommend complementary palettes for your projects.
  • Easily share color measurements and paint colors with friends, clients, colleagues or paint stores through text, email and more.

Which ColorReader is best for me?

First Match Accuracy

Over 85% Accuracy

Over 92% Accuracy

Over 92% Accuracy

Color Models

CIE Lab, RGB, Hex

Delta E, CIE Lab, RGB, Hex, CMYK, LRV, LCH

Delta E, CIE Lab, RGB, Hex, CMYK, LRV, LCH

Paint Colors

Most Paint Brands

Most Paint Brands

Most Paint Brands

Color Standards

RAL & NCS
North America: RAL

RAL & NCS
North America: RAL

RAL & NCS
North America: RAL

Power

2 Coin Cell Batteries
(included)

Rechargable Lithium
(via included micro USB cable)

Rechargable Lithium
(via included micro USB cable)

LEDs

1

6

6

Calibration Tile

Integrated on Device

Integrated in Cap

Separate Tile

Optical Lens

On-Device LED Display

On-Device Color Storage

Carrying Case

Mobile App Connection via Bluetooth

Save, Label and Share Colors

Create Color Palettes

Complementary Color Suggestion

Look Through Digital Fan Decks

Quality Control Feature

Trending Colors

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