Colour Analysis

MiniScan EZ 4500

MiniScan EZ 4500 45°/0° geometry portable spectrophotometer has a large, easy-to-read display, is light weight and ergonomically designed for one-handed operation and thumb-tip navigation of display functions. With onboard software that includes most major industrial reflectance color scales and indices. MiniScan EZ 4500 allows manufacturers to easily and accurately evaluate the quality of their products.

  • 45°/0° geometry with large area view
  • Light weight with rubberized handle for operator comfort
  • Easy one-handed operation with thumb-tip navigation of functions
  • Large, easy to read LCD graphical display
  • Displays color data, color difference data, color plot, spectral data, spectral data difference, spectral plot, spectral difference plot
  • Includes all commonly used color scales and indices
  • Averages up to 20 sample readings
  • Stores 100 standards and 800 sample measurements

Measurement Principle: Dual-beam spectrophotometer


Directional annular 45° illumination / 0° viewing (specular component excluded)
Spectrophotometer: 256 element diode array and high resolution, concave holographic grating

Port Diameters/View Diameters

45°/0° models:

LAV 31.8 mm (1.25 in) illuminated/25.4 mm (1 in) measured
Specular Component: Excluded on 45°/0° models

Spectral Range: 400 nm - 700 nm

Spectral Resolution: < 3 nm

Effective Bandwidth: 10 nm equivalent triangular

Reporting Interval: 10 nm

Photometric Range: 0 to 150 %

Light Source: Pulsed Xenon Lamp

Flashes per Measurement: 1 flash

Lamp Life: > 1 million flashes

Measurement Time: < 1 second from button push to measurement 2 seconds from button push to data display

Minimum Interval between Measurements: 3 seconds

Standards Conformance: CIE 15:2004, ISO 7724/1, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7 and JIS Z 8722 Condition C

Standards Traceability: Instrument standard assignment in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) following practices described in CIE Publication 44 and ASTM E259

  • Building Products
  • Food
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Paper
  • Plastics
  • Textiles
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