Appareils de dtection de couleur (ral, ncs, herbol, sikkens) COLORIX SA
Rue des Draizes 5
CH-2000 Neuchâtel
T. +41 32 740 14 14

Measuring color has never been more precise. 


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COLORCATCH NANO incorporates a revolutionary new technology (patent pending) to accurately measure the color of smooth, structured or patterned surfaces to determine the corresponding color of the preselected swatch. NANO reads and measures 50'000 pixels separately. During reading it eliminates automatically all non-dominant colors such as shade effects and dirty surfaces.

COLORCATCH NANO has been developed and manufactured in Switzerland.

Main Technical Advantages:

  • Pocket-size, round and ergonomic design
  • Integrated calibration system
  • Automatic detection and extraction of up to 5 dominant colors
  • Its camera and integrated optics increase the image six-fold and accurately measure color from the size of a few pixels (world premiere)
  • Indicate RGB, L*a*b*, and CMYK as well as the reflectance values of most selected color cards
  • More than 400 color cards available from
  • Precise measurements can be taken from smooth and textured surfaces (walls, textiles, wood, etc)
  • Measures RGB and L*a*b* values
  • Works with our iOS and Android Apps
  • The measured color can be directly applied to a pre-painted object in the App
  • Designer packaging
  • User manual in 6 languages

COLORCATCH NANO Counterfeit detection

COLORCATCH NANO can see and measure details, which are invisible to the human eye.

Available on request:

  • Possibility to connect NANO to a tinting machine.
  • Programming of color cards and custom-made software
  • Drivers and libraries for NANO to connect with your software

NANO is currently compatible with:

Here below the L*a*b* values measured on a green sample by an independent laboratory.
The sample consists of 3 areas painted with the same green color. The first area, plain flat, measured with a spectrophotometer N°1 is used as reference value (marked with bold font face in the here below list). The second area, has a textile texture and the third area has a wall structure of 2 mm. NANO is the most accurate device, it has the smallest delta E on textile and textured surfaces. NANO reads and measures 50'000 pixels separately. During reading it eliminates automatically all non-dominant colors such as shade effects and dirty surfaces. This can not be done with the other devices because they make an average with all the measurement area.

Comparison test Spectrophotmeters Colorimeters vs COLORCATCH NANO

Optical Product Specification:

Measuring area: 0.36 to 8 mm with automatic extraction of up to 5 dominant colors
Light source: 9 x D65 LED (Daylight)
Sensor: CCD camera 224 x 224 pixels
Measurement geometry: 45°/0°

Application areas:

Product Specifications:

COLORCATCH NANO functions with a smartphone, a tablet (iOS or Android) or a PC and comes with the following 3 cables:

  • Lightning
  • USB
  • USB type micro B

Power supply: Rechargeable Lithium battery ion 400 mAh
Autonomy: 4 to 6 hours of use, 300 days on standby
Recharge: Maximum 6 hours
Dimensions: 51 x 51 mm ( x h)
Weight: 60 grams (including battery)
Warranty: 2 years


• iPhone XS Max
• iPhone XS
• iPhone XR
• iPhone X
• iPhone 8 Plus
• iPhone 8
• iPhone 7 Plus
• iPhone 7
• iPhone SE
• iPhone 6s Plus
• iPhone 6s
• iPhone 6
• iPhone 5s
• iPhone 5c
• iPhone 5
• iPad Pro 11-inch
• iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Generation)
• iPad Pro 10.5-inch
• iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd Generation)
• iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st Generation)
• iPad Pro 9.7-inch
• iPad Air 2
• iPad Air
• iPad mini 4
• iPad mini 3
• iPad mini 2
• iPad mini
• iPad (5th generation)
• iPad (4th generation)
• iPod touch (6th generation)
• iPod touch (5th generation)
• Android devices that can act as a USB Host




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