Close-tolerance benchtop spectrophotometers designed for high efficiency and confidence in color formulation and quality control in textiles, plastics, paint and coatings, and more.


When close tolerance is required, trust the Datacolor Spectro 1000 Spectrophotometers to specify, formulate and control your colors. Experience greater confidence in your measurement performance, thanks to uniform assessment throughout various locations and sample temperature measurement. Be prepared for the future with its internet-connected capabilities.


The Spectro 1000 series is available in four models:

    • the standard Spectro 1000
    • two vertical versions Spectro 1000V and Spectro 1000X for measuring unusual sample size or type as well as for operations requiring high throughput
    • the Spectro 1050 for flexible measurement in either reflectance or transmittance mode .



Spectro 1000 Spectrophotometer Features: 

      • Built for global teams, with industry-leading inter-instrument agreement
      • Sample temperature measurement for enhanced reliability
      • Real-time communication of measurements
      • Backward compatibility
      • Accessibility for multiple users on a single instrument
      • Fool-proof sample placement
      • Internet-connected capabilities


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Industries served

Industries served


Industries that require a spectrophotometer for the highest level of consistency across the supply chain including: retail brands, textile mills, and manufacturers of plastics, paint and coatings, flooring, furniture, cosmetics and more. Visit the Markets section of our site for a full list of industries that we support.

Be confident in your measurement performance

Be confident in your measurement performance


  • Ensure uniform assessment across different locations and throughout the supply chain with high inter-instrument agreement
  • Increase operational confidence with sample temperature measurements
  • Positioning Camera and LCD ensure proper sample placement every time
Get more done with high efficiency and reliability

Get more done with high efficiency and reliability


  • Increase productivity with fast measurement speed and response times
  • Our SPX optical technology lets you capture the true spectral fingerprint of any color
  • Improve efficiency with seamless backward compatibility to Datacolor benchtop instruments
  • Fool-proof sample placement and streamlined set-up thanks to positioning camera and LCD screen
  • An included 5-year warranty* to ensure your operational confidence


Be prepared for the future


  • Internet-connected capabilities will enable remote services and access to data analytics

* Mandatory annual calibration required, and other conditions apply, please contact your sales representative for details.

Fast Diagnostics and Simplified Service 

Fast Diagnostics and Simplified Service 


  • Diagnostic data is stored in each spectrophotometer instrument and can be accessed remotely to expedite resolution if any problems arise
  • Access to world-wide network of Datacolor service technicians—in the field or at one of our global service centers

All models come with the following standard accessories:


  • Power cable
  • USB Cable with ferrite
  • Black Trap
  • White Tile
  • Green Tile
  • White Tile Calibration data on Mini-CD or USB Memory Stick
  • Large Area View (LAV)
  • Small Area View (SAV)
  • Ultra-Small Area View (USAV)
Feature Datacolor Spectro 1000 Datacolor Spectro 1000V Datacolor Spectro 1000X Datacolor Spectro 1050
Part Number
Instrument Type
Dual beam d/8º spectrophotometer
Illumination Source
Pulsed xenon filtered to approximate D65
Sphere Diameter
152 mm / 6 in
Wavelength Range
360 nm -700 nm
Reporting Interval
10 nm
Photometric Range
Spectral Analyzer
SPX Analyzer
20 Read Repeatability on White
Tile Using Double Flash (CIELAB) *
0.01 (max)
Inter-instrument Agreement –
Reflectance Measurements (CIELAB)*
0.08 (avg)
0.15 (max)
Sample Temperature
LAV aperture
IR Sensor Temperature Accuracy
±0.9°F/ ±0.5°C
4 position auto-zoom
Aperture Plates
3 Standard
LAV (30 mm illuminated, 26 mm measured)
SAV (9 mm illuminated, 5 mm measured)
USAV (6.6 mm illuminated, 2.5 mm measured)
2 Optional
MAV (20 mm illuminated, 16 mm measured)
XUSAV (3.0 mm illuminated, 2.5 mm measured)
Aperture Detection
Automated, Adjustable UV Calibration
UV Cutoff Filters
400 nm
420 nm
460 nm
Remote Measurement Button
Sample Positioning Camera
Inter-instrument Agreement –
Regular Transmittance at 550 nm
±0.20% at 85% T
±0.10% at 32% T
Inter-instrument Agreement – Transmission Haze Measurements
±0.15% at 10% TH
Transmission Sampling Aperture Size
22 mm
Operating Environment
Temperature: 5°C to 40°C,
Max Relative Humidity 20%-85% non-condensing.
Recommended Relative Humidity 50% +/- 15% non-condensing
Vertical Mount


*Environmental Conditions: Temperature 23°C +/- 1°C RH 44% +/- 1%


Physical Specifications Description
Color Display
3.5 inch RGB LCD
Display Resolution
320×240 pixel resolution
44 lbs (20.0 kg)
Size: L 16.4” (41.66 cm) front to back,
L 18.3” (46.48 cm) sample arm to back,
H 15.3” x W 12.3” (38.86 cm x 31.24 cm)