X-Rite’s i1 Paint to Help Paint Retailers Quickly & Efficiently Capture Color Measurements

The new i1 Paint is a cost-effective and easy-to-use handheld spectrophotometer that delivers quality color paint matches for common customer samples, including fan deck cards and painted items.

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, today announce i1 Paint, an easy-to-use handheld spectrophotometer designed for paint manufacturers, paint retailers, hardware stores, and home improvement retailers. Using the latest color matching technology, i1 Paint provides a quality paint match for common customer samples such as color cards, fan decks, and other painted items. Retail associates can measure a sample in just one second and connect to X-Rite ColorDesigner PLUS paint software to quickly formulate paint recipes. Compared to visual color matching, i1 Paint can save paint counter associates up to 30 minutes per color match, reduce mismatched paints, decrease waste, and increase customer satisfaction.

“X-Rite is committed to offering paint retailers a wide range of color matching solutions to fit their individual needs and budgets, starting with i1 Paint to measure common customer samples, to our groundbreaking MetaVue non-contact imaging spectrophotometer for matching complex, multicolor, or textured samples,” said Dave Visnovsky, Product Manager, X-Rite. “By combining measurement devices with formulation software and dispensing systems, retailers can measure a custom color and formulate an accurate paint match for their customers.”

i1 Paint features:

  • Continuous ring illumination (light source) and 31-point spectral resolution, resulting in consistent measurement readings.
  • A lightweight, portable design with multi-color LED indicator for one-hand operation and easy readings. 
  • Durable construction that uses a filter glass to prevent damage and contamination to the device’s optical components. 
  • A separate calibration kit that can be secured to the paint counter for fast device calibration.
  • A Kensington security slot, which can be used with a wide variety of Kensington locks to protect and secure the instrument.

Visit the X-Rite Booth at Leading Retail Paint Events

X-Rite will showcase its entire range of retail paint solutions at upcoming tradeshows. In addition to the new i1 Paint, X-Rite will demonstrate the MetaVue non-contact imaging spectrophotometer. MetaVue provides precise color matches with an advanced smart spot image feature that matches color, taking into consideration the impact of texture and other appearance effects that typically skew measurements of materials like carpet, vinyl, or fabric.

X-Rite will be attending the following events:

United States – Orgill, August 22-24 in Chicago, IL; Ace Hardware, September 6-8 in Atlanta, GA; Guild CPO Annual Meeting, September 11 in Chicago, IL, True Value Hardware, October 4-6 in Chicago, IL; Do It Best, October 19-21 in Indianapolis, IN; and Allpro, November 9 in Los Angeles, CA.

Canada – Home Hardware, September 22 -24 in St Jacobs, ON; Can Pro, October 5-6 in Toronto, ON; and Federated Co-Op, October 20 – 21 in Saskatoon, SK.

i1 Paint is now available. For more information visit

Source: X-Rite

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