BYK Additives & Instruments

Portable Spectrophotometers for Solid Colors

Touch the color with our new spectro2guide

Uniform color is directly associated with high quality and thus, an essential purchasing criteria. The spectro2guide spectrophotometer represents the next step in the evolution of color measurement. Just like its predecessor, color and 60° gloss are measured simultaneously. Completely new and unique is the quantification of fluorescence by measuring like a fluorimeter with monochrome illuminations. The combination of a spectrophotometer with a fluorimeter opens up completely new perspectives to control color quality and guarantee color stability.



spectro2guide 45/0

spectro2guide d/8

smart-lab Color Software

Raise your expectations
with the spectro2guide
Be ready for the future
with the spectro2guide
Online color control with instant data analysis
  • 45°c:0° measuring geometry
  • A portable spectrophotometer, gloss meter and a fluorimeter combined in one instrument:
  • Balanced and upfront design
  • Large 3.5” color touchscreen
  • Icon-based menu with colorful data tables and graphics ensure an intuitive smart phone like operation
  • Integrated camera shows a live preview of the measurement spot magnified by a factor of 4.5:1 to prevent false readings on imperfections
  • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
  • Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source – no lamp changes needed
  • Smart Docking station with integrated white standard offers auto diagnosis and an automatic calibration function
  • Flexible data transfer via docking station, directly connected with USB cable or wireless with Wi-Fi function
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software


  • d:8° measuring geometry (spin/spex)
  • A portable spectrophotometer, gloss meter and a fluorimeter combined in one instrument:
  • Balanced and upfront design
  • Large 3.5” color touchscreen
  • Icon-based menu with colorful data tables and graphics ensure an intuitive smart phone like operation
  • Integrated camera shows a live preview of the measurement spot magnified by a factor of 4.5:1 to prevent false readings on imperfections
  • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
  • Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source – no lamp changes needed
  • Smart Docking station with integrated white standard offers auto diagnosis and an automatic calibration function
  • Flexible data transfer via docking station, directly connected with USB cable or wireless with Wi-Fi function
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software

  • Connect the spectro2guide with the PC to directly measure standard vs. samples
  • Or recall standard and samples from the database and add new readings
  • Powerful standard management which allows defining Pass / Fail tolerances based on any color control parameter.
  • Export and import of digital standards among the entire supply chain for seamless communication
  • Simultaneous display of results in a data table and graphs: scatter plot, line graph, metamerism graph and spectral curves
  • Detailed analysis of fluorescence in a new report - including fluorescent indices and graphical Slides
  • Easily toggle between measurement conditions: illuminant/observer, spin/spex and color equations
  • Swap standard with sample and vice versa for ultimate flexibility with the spectro2guide
  • Save measurements in project files to easily share with other smart-lab users
  • International Standards
  • Color
    ASTM D 2244, E 308, E 1164
    DIN 5033, 5036, 6174
    DIN EN ISO 11664

    Gloss
    ASTM D 523, D 2457
    DIN 67530
    ISO 2813, 7668
  • Prices and Products
  • 7075
    spectro2guide, 45/0

  • Comes complete with
  • spectro2guide Spectrophotometer,
    Docking station with built-in calibration standard,
    Additional calibration and checking standard,
    Certificate for both calibration standards, Software smart-chart with 2 licenses,
    USB cables and WiFi function for data transfer,
    Protection cap and hand strap,
    Operating Manual,
    Carrying Case,
    Installation training included
  • Accessories
  • 7079
    7079
    7079
    7079
    Stylus, spectro2guide
    For touchscreen navigation
    7076
    Protective Cap, spectro2guide
    Snap on to protect optics and interior components
    7077
    USB Interface Cable
    To connect the docking station to the PC, USB-A plug
    7078
    Online Cable, spectro2guide
    To connect the instrument directly to the PC
    7083
    Software smart-lab Color, spectro2guide
    Software for professional analysis and documentation in the laboratory
    7084
    Software smart-process Color, spectro2guide
    Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products
  • International Standards
  • Color
    ASTM D 2244, E 308, E 1164
    DIN 5033, 5036, 6174
    DIN EN ISO 11664

    Gloss
    ASTM D 523, D 2457
    DIN 67530
    ISO 2813, 7668
  • Prices and Products
  • 7070
    spectro2guide, d/8

  • Comes complete with
  • spectro2guide Spectrophotometer,
    Docking station with built-in calibration standard,
    Additional calibration and checking standard,
    Certificate for both calibration standards, Software smart-chart with 2 licenses,
    USB cables and WiFi function for data transfer,
    Protection cap and hand strap,
    Operating Manual,
    Carrying Case,
    Installation training included
  • Accessories
  • 7079
    7079
    Stylus, spectro2guide
    For touchscreen navigation
    7076
    7076
    Protective Cap, spectro2guide
    Snap on to protect optics and interior components
    7077
    USB Interface Cable
    To connect the docking station to the PC, USB-A plug
    7078
    Online Cable, spectro2guide
    To connect the instrument directly to the PC
    7083
    Software smart-lab Color, spectro2guide
    Software for professional analysis and documentation in the laboratory
    7084
    Software smart-process Color, spectro2guide
    Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products
  • Prices and Products
  • 7083
    smart-lab Color, spectro2guide
    Software for professional analysis and documentation in the laboratory
  • Comes complete with
  • Software via download

    System Requirements:
    Operating system Windows® 7 SP1, 8.1 or 10
    Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.2
    Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.5 GHz, i7 recommended, or equivalent
    Memory 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
    Hard-disk capacity 2 GB during installation
    Monitor resolution 1280x1024 or higher
    Interface free USB-portNo translation!

    smart-process Color Software

    Sample Holder
    Round Dish - C

    Wet Drawdown Template - C

    Routine process control with standardized analysis
    Measurement of powdery or pasty products
    Measurement of wet drawdowns
    • Powerful standard management for defining all essential color control parameters with Pass / Fail tolerances
    • Export and import of digital standards among the entire supply chain for seamless communication
    • Set-up of Organizers for clear sample identification and a menu guided operation on the instrument
    • Product schematics (e.g. white goods) help to define specific sampling procedures
    • Innovative data analysis reports - statistical analysis was never easier:
    • Test Report of a single test series
    • Scorecard as an executive summary over a selected time range
    • Trend Report of a specific color / product over specified time range
    • Also supports BYK-mac i, wave-scan, cloud-runner and micro-gloss - color and appearance data in one data analysis software
    • Sample holder for spectro2guide
    • Repeatable measurements of powdery or pasty products in a sample dish (e.g. pressed powders, creamy eye shadows)
    • Non-contact measurement to protect instrument's optics:
      - Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
    • Made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum
    • Customized adapter rings are offered to use the holder with custom specific sample dishes


    • Template for spectro2guide
    • Repeatable measurements of non-drying drawdowns (e.g. lipstick paste, liquid foundation)
    • Non-contact measurements ensure clean and fast handling:
      - Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
    • Made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum

  • Prices and Products
  • 7084
    Software smart-process Color, spectro2guide
    Process QC Software for analysis of multi-component products
  • Comes complete with
  • Software via download

    System Requirements:
    Operating system Windows® 7 SP1, 8.1 or 10
    Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.2
    Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.5 GHz, i7 recommended, or equivalent
    Memory 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
    Hard-disk capacity 2 GB during installation
    Monitor resolution 1280x1024 or higher
    Interface free USB-port
  • Prices and Products
  • 6468
    Sample Holder Round Dish – C, spectro2guide

  • Comes complete with
  • Sample holder with adapter ring and 5 sample dishes ø 35.5 mm, height 4.5 mm
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6416
    Customized Adapter Rings
    5 adapter rings of various sizes; please specify diameter
  • Prices and Products
  • 6467
    Wet Drawdown Template – C, spectro2guide

    Sample Holder Cosmetics

    Lipstick Kit

    Nail Kit

    Measurement of small and/or curved products

    Measurement of lipsticks

      Measurement of artificial fingernails
      • Sample holder for BYK-mac i, spectro2guide and micro-gloss
      • Repeatable measurements of small and curved products (e.g. lipsticks, artificial fingernails)
      • Sample drawer for easy product placement
      • Secure positioning allows readings always at the same spot
      • No ambient light
      • Non-contact measurement to protect instrument's optics
      • Special, exchangeable masks for color & gloss control
      • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
      • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of lipsticks
      • Prismatic clamp for inserting lipsticks with various diameters
      • Magnets on bottom plate provide a reliable locking feature, and allow for simple attachment and removal
      • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
      • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of artificial fingernails
      • Magnets on bottom plate provide a reliable locking feature, and allow for simple attachment and removal
      • Customizable for various nail shapes
    1. Prices and Products
    2. 6469
      Sample Holder Cosmetics

    3. Comes complete with
    4. Sample holder with 3 exchangeable masks for BYK-mac i, spectro2guide and micro-gloss
    5. Accessories
    6. 6461
      Lipstick Kit
      6462
      Nail Kit
      6463
      Nail Attachment
      6464
      Cylinder Kit
    7. Prices and Products
    8. 6461
      Lipstick Kit
      for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459)
      Max. diameter of lipstick compartment: 20.8 mm (0.82 in.)
    9. Specifications (PDF)
    10. Prices and Products
    11. 6462
      Nail Kit
      for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459); please provide sample nail for customization of holder
    12. Specifications (PDF)
    13. Accessories
    14. 6463
      Customized Nail Attachment
      for Nail Kit

      Cylinder Kit

      Measurement of cylindrical products
      • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
      • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of cylindrical products (e.g. hairspray cans)
      • Optimum form closure guarantees tight fit of inlays inside the holder
      • Customizable for various cylindrical shaped products
    15. Prices and Products
    16. 6464
      Cylinder Kit
      for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459)
      Max. length of cylinder: 229 mm (9.0 in.)
      Max. diameter of cylinder: 67 mm (2.6 in.)
      Please provide sample for customization of inlays
    17. Specifications (PDF)