When measuring color, it used to be that what you saw was not always what you got. No more. The X-Rite RM200QC Imaging Spectrocolorimeter bridges the gap between color appearance and material color — from incoming material batches to outgoing product shipments — in an elegant, portable unit that fits comfortably in your hand.
Color sells. In toys, electronics, appliances — an eye-catching color is a consumer-catching advantage. And when your color, or colors, become brand standards, you want to be sure you match them with every product run.
How do you make sure?
Setting and maintaining color standards throughout the manufacturing process is a daunting challenge. The eye test is no longer good enough. Basic colorimeters or color swatches aren’t
clear enough. More sophisticated instruments are often complicated, unwieldy, and difficult to calibrate between ingoing and outgoing measurements.
What’s needed is a simple, reliable tool everyone can use.
The RM200QC is that tool. Lightweight, and easy to handle, the RM200QC comes ready to
use. In barely more than a second you get a reading on your sample, and a report that tells
you how close your color is to a measured standard. That’s it. You won’t need to connect to a
software program; it’s all right at hand.
What this means for your color QC program is a clear advantage, one that allows you to:
• Achieve stable color quality throughout your manufacturing process
• Manage suppliers efficiently, each adhering to a single standard
• Control variations between lab formulation, production, and final goods
• Control batch variations
• Eliminate issues related to staff experience; everyone uses the same device
• Enhance accuracy by combining the technolog
The RM200QC is designed to provide stable color comparisons for materials and products wherever color control Is important. Here are just a few of the industries where RM200QC makes a difference:
For the ultimate in performance, the RM200QC is ideal for use with Munsell/Pantone color standards. The production of these standards requires tight manufacturing tolerances, promoting a synchronous relationship between visual and measured results of color evaluation at any location. This, in turn, provides the consistency needed to maintain an accurate, reliable color program.
RM200QC measures color accurately by taking images of your sample using 8 different visible illuminations and 1 UV LED (9 bands), an advantage over traditional colorimeters that typically have only three 3 bands (Red, Green, and Blue).
The unique imagining technology of RM200QC provides better agreement to visual observations through its 45/0 optical geometry and proprietary image capture technology. Each measurement is a combination of 27 images illuminated with different colors and from different directions. This takes just a little over a second and provides the device with information on color as well as on surface texture effects.
RMC200QC allows precise positioning on your sample, first for preview of the measurement area and then to store and recall the image after measurement.
RM200QC allows you to measure up to 20 reference standards and store these on the device, each date and time stamped with the option to name them using the onscreen keyboard. A maximum of 350 sample measurements can be stored on the device and compared to the reference standards.
Test results are easily seen with:
• Graphical Pass/Fail indicator
• Display of dE for all common methods i.e. CIELAB, CMC, CIE 94, 2000
• Display of measured and delta differences with L*a*b*C*h° for standard and sample
• Graphical L*a*b* plot
• Verbal color difference description
Tagging your samples either using the on screen keyboard for text or the built in voice recorder makes it easy to identify your measurements.
If you need a more in-depth report, RM200QC automatically creates PDF and CSV files that can be accessed on your computer with the device set in the “USB Report Mode”. It’s as simple as plugging in a memory stick!
When you want just a quick check, the RM200QC provides:
• “Color Compare” automated measurement for standard and sample comparison
• “Opacity Check” measurement function to control the covering power of coatings
• “Gray Scale” measurement for stain and color change assessment on textiles.
RM200QC offers superior ergonomics for this application (compared to a benchtop
spectrophotometer measurement), and improved performance (compared to visual
• “Strength” measurement for any manufacturing process that requires control and
adjustment of color component strength