The Datacolor 45G provides simultaneous control of color appearance and gloss with best-in-class repeatability, even on textured surfaces. Featuring a built-in 60° glossmeter, the portable Datacolor 45G spectrophotometer enables complete appearance control for consistent and accurate correlation to visual assessment.

The Datacolor 45G offers:

  • Excellent repeatability, even on textured samples
  • Reproducible results across different operators and different sites
  • Built-In 60° glossmeter for simultaneous gloss control
  • Extensive onboard functionality – In Color
  • Bluetooth and USB peripheral support
  • Designed for optimal use

Designed For:

Ideal for inspection and control of total color appearance for retail hard goods, large appliances, and consumer electronics involving plastic parts, painted surfaces and coil coatings.

Excellent Repeatability, even on Textured Samples
The Datacolor 45G’s patented illuminator uses a diamond-turned reflector positioned over a circular array of full spectrum LEDs. This optical system provides highly efficient light mixing resulting in exceptionally uniform illumination without any shadowing effects. This means that you can achieve excellent repeatability, even on highly textured samples, and minimize the need for additional rotational measurements.

Reproducible Results across Different Operators and Different Sites
The precision calibration stand serves a dual purpose as a measurement stand, especially for flat samples with texture or gloss. Its pivoting stage securely locks the Datacolor 45G in place for precise calibration and consistent measurements. As a result, measurements are identical, irrespective of the operator or the measurement site.

Built-In 60° Glossmeter for Simultaneous Gloss Control
The Datacolor 45G measures color and 60 degree gloss at the same time and displays the results against your tolerances. This ensures that you can quickly detect an appearance mismatch in production. An optional service enables gloss correlation with standalone glossmeters for flexible communication within a supply chain.

Extensive Onboard Functionality – In Color
The large color LCD on the Datacolor 45G coupled with an intuitive user interface makes the device easy-to-learn and easy-to-use and offers:

  • 1-click continuous sample measurement
  • A live navigation bar that enables easy access to Target, Batch, and Tolerance settings
  • Pass/Fail, Auto-Standard, Auto-Naming, Auto-Saving, Indices and other features

Bluetooth and USB Peripheral Support allows Easy Measurement in the Lab or on the Shop Floor
Connect to Datacolor TOOLS quality control software via Bluetooth or USB and easily export data to a USB flash-drive. The Datacolor 45G also supports peripherals, including USB keyboards and bar code scanners.

Thoughtfully Designed for Optimal Use
Offering a sleek design with a low-profile probe for usage in hard to access locations, the Datacolor 45G also has measurement buttons on either side of the device to allow for left or right handed usage.

  • 45G spectrophotometer with certificate of instrument performance
  • Aluminum carrying case
  • Precision calibration stand
  • Switching power supply with global connectors
  • USB cable
  • USB memory-stick with calibration data and user guide
  • White calibration tile
  • Gloss calibration tile
  • Black trap
  • 45G quick start guide

Measuring Geometry 45°/0 °, viewing in conformance with CIE: 2004
Light Source LED solid-state circumferential illumination
Spectral Range 400 to 700nm
Effective Bandwidth 10 nm
Wavelength Resolution 2 nm
Spectrometer Principle Master concave holographic grating
Detector Proprietary Dual 256 element diode array
Color Repeatability < 0.01 Δ E*ab on white ceramic tile
Gloss Repeatability +/- 0.1 GU from 1-10; +/- 0.2 GU from 10-100
Color Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.15 ΔE*ab avg of 12 BCRA tiles,
0.25 ΔE*ab max on any BCRA tile
Gloss Reproducibility ± 0.5 GU from 1-10, +/- 1 GU from 10-100
Aperture Size 11 mm target window (8 mm measurement)
Battery Rechargeable Li Ion > 2,000 measures/charge
Operating Environment 10° to 40°C up to 85% RH, non-condensing
Interface USB, Bluetooth wireless