The ColorQA – colour measuring instrument, available from IDM Instruments , is a colour comparison device that digitally measures the colour of a target colour and then allows the user to sample any number of comparison colours to determine a colour match. The ColorQA provides solutions to check the accuracy of the colour.
The ColorQA is a light weight, portable, hand held and battery operated instrument that can be used within different applications and industries. The readings are taken with a simple push of a button and the results are displayed on the LCD screen.
The three colour zones measured by the stand alone ColorQA are Red, Green and Blue. The ColorQA can also be equipped with the Pro System III software programme, allowing colour comparisons to be shown in XYZ/Yxy, L*ab/L*ch, Std. RGB or Std. CYMK ranges. The software programme has the capability to have the results saved for record keeping and the ability to export results to a CSV file for data manipulation in programmes such as Excel.
The ColorQA also shows the percent of colour variance between two colours that allows the user to determine if a colour is within the requested allowable variance.