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Difference Between Colorimeter and Spectrophotometer


What is the difference between Colorimeter and Spectrophotometer?

We are an ISO9001 authorized manufacturer of spectrophotometer, colorimeter and gloss meter,color matching light box, color test chart etc.We have over 19 years experience in this field.

•First, the principle for colorimeter is tristimulus, for spectrophotometer is integrating sphere.

• Second, colorimeter can only give data L(+white,-black),a(+red,-black),b(+yellow,-blue), delta e (color difference between the standard and sample), but a spectrophotometer with all the function of colorimeter have, also can give a result for wavelengh.

•Third, compare with colorimeter, spectrophotometer is more accuracy and stable in the long run. 

Fourth,the spectrophotometer with a touch screen, the colorimeter is operate by key.

All in all, it is depend on your requirements and budget. Any more doubts about this question you can contact me by email:, whatsapp & wechat: +8613510310267.