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Next generation handheld color measurement solution for understanding, controlling, managing and communicating color across the entire color workflow, avoiding reprints and rework.

Get to Great Color in One Click

Delivering the highest color quality requires a good color measurement solution. The X-Rite eXact handheld spectrophotometer takes color measurement and management to the next level. It is a scalable platform that can be field upgraded as needs change, from a simple densitometer to a highly advanced spectral measurement instrument. X-Rite eXact enables printers and packaging converters to truly understand, control, manage and communicate color across the entire color network and avoid unwanted reprint and rework.

The X-Rite eXact is available in three models:

  • X-Rite eXact Densitometer: For CMYK operations that want a set of traditional tools and the option to add more features as their requirements change.
  • X-Rite eXact Standard: A spectrophotometer that ensures accurate printing of both CMYK and spot colors as well as leveraging industry standards for process control.
  • X-Rite eXact Advanced: A spectrophotometer for ink labs, quality control and manufacturing partners who must achieve the highest quality with the broadest toolset.

For accurate color measurement on flexible film, the X-Rite eXact is also available in Xp models for eXact Densitometer, eXact Standard and eXact Advanced. The M3 Polarization Filter option is not available for eXact Xp models. X-Rite eXact also includes eXact Manager to set several different configuration options in the eXact; eXact DataCatcher, for the capture of spot measurements from eXact instruments and transfer of data to an application such as Microsoft Excel; and eXact DataMeasure, to measure in Scan mode and transfer data to an application such as Microsoft Excel.


  • Designed to meet standards and tolerances, no matter how exacting. Supports all leading print specifications so printers and converters can efficiently monitor color processes.
  • eXact’s BestMatch function helps press operators keep color on target even before color shifts are visible with recommendations for ink adjustments to achieve the best match, reducing waste during press runs.
  • A choice of four different aperture sizes (1.5, 2, 4 or 6 mm) to enable measurement across a wide range of applications in print and packaging.
  • When used with NetProfiler, eXact can manage and monitor color performance on an enterprise level, providing consistent quality measurements across shifts departments and sites.
  • The only instrument on the market that can capture M0, M2 and M3 measurements in a single pass AND measure true M1 Part One as specified in ISO-3664.

By deploying X-Rite eXact spectrophotometers, print and packaging operations can significantly reduce makeready times, improve quality, reduce substrate and ink waste and enjoy a more efficient workforce. It is the first instrument in the marketplace to combine unique hardware and software into a single integrated, scalable solution that helps operations get color right the first time, right every time.

Training and Support

Explore featured training and support documentation, or view a complete listing of training and support materials on this product’s support page.

Case Studies

Barry Harris Studio and Pazazz Printing

Providing printed materials for exacting retail clients and brand owners requires end-to-end color management.
Pilot Marketing Group and eXact Scan

Learn how the Pilot Marketing Group achieved: delivery of accurate and consistent data and consistency of 0.2 ∆E measuring the same target 50 times.

UNIMAC Ups its Color Game with X-Rite Technology and Services

UNIMAC needed to improve its level of quality and consistency, and reduce the overall amount of waste in time and materials caused by the need to reformulate special inks during press runs, remake plates and re-manufacture work that does not meet internal or customer expectations.

Short Term Repeatability - White 0.05 ΔEab (standard deviation) White BCRA (Error compared to mean value of 10 measurements every 5 seconds)
Short Term Repeatability - Density '+/- 0.01 D for CMYK (Status E or Status T measurements, maximum error compared to mean value of 10 measurements every 5 seconds at 2.0 D except for M3 Yellow at 1.7 D)
Measurement Geometry 45°/0° ring illumination optics, ISO 5-4:2009(E)
Inter-Instrument Agreement Average: 0.25 ΔEab, Max: 0.45 ΔEab (for M3: 0.55 ΔEab) (Measurements using X-Rite manufacturing standards at a temperature of 23°C +/- 1°C, 40-60% RH for all measurement modes on 12 BCRA color tiles and a white ceramic reference (D50, 2°))
Light Source Gas filled tungsten (illuminant type A) and UV LED
Measurement Conditions M0, M1 (part 1) , M2, M3
Measurement Time < 1 sec
Spectral Analyzer DRS spectral engine
Spectral Interval 10 nm
Spectral Range 400 nm to 700 nm
Spectral Reporting 400 nm to 700 nm with 10mm interval
Color Differences CIE ∆E* (1976), ∆ECMC, CIE ∆E* (2000), and CIE ∆E* (1994)
Color Spaces CIE L*a*b*, CIE L*C*h°, CIE XYZ and Yxy
Illuminants A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F7, F11, D12
Observers 2° and 10°
Humidity 30 to 85% RH (non-condensing)
Operating Temperature Range 10°C to 35°C 50°F to 95°F
Storage Temperature Range -20° to 50°C -4° to 122°F
Dimensions (length, width, height) 18 cm x 7.8 cm x 7.6 cm 7.1" x 3.1" x  3.0"
Weight  700 g 1.6 lbs.
3rd Party Software Supported X-Rite ColorCert, X-Rite Color iQC, X-Rite InkFormulation, X-Rite NetProfiler and many others
Communication Interface USB 2.0 Bluetooth (optional) - Class II
Configuration Options Bluetooth, NetProfiler
Instrument Display Color touch-screen, 320 x 240 pixels
Languages Supported Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Software Development Kit Yes
Software Modes Densitometer, Standard, Advanced
User Experience Start-up wizard, configurable
Battery Lithium Ion, 7.4VDC, 2200mAh
Voltage 12 VDC @ 2.5 A
Sample/Measurement Max. 5000 samples
Standards More than 20'000 standards (incl. data for all M modes)
Density Range 0.0 D – 3.0 D
Density Standards Status A, E, I, T and G
Industry Standards ISO 5-4:2009(E), ISO 13655:2009
BestMatch Feature Yes
Calibration Automatic on integrated white reference
Embedded NetProfiler Support Yes
G7 Certification Yes
NetProfiler Support Yes
PantoneLIVE Support Yes
Pass / Fail Yes
Warranty 1 year
What's Included? USB cable, power supply, CD with software and documentation, docking/charging station, quick start guide, carrying case, device certificate
Macintosh MacOS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
Windows Windows XP (32bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit)