Handheld colorimeter CR-10 Plus for quick and easy colour control on almost any samples and materials

CR-10 Plus

The CR-10 Plus is a simple colour reader ideal for measuring colour difference between two samples. The instrument is a full colorimeter in compliance with DIN 5033.

  • Compact Colorimeter with vertical alignment
  • 6 Silicon photocells (XYZ)
  • 8°:di Geometry
  • Pulsed Xenon illumination
  • Measurement area average 8 mm
Handheld colorimeter CR-10 Plus for quick and easy colour control on almost any samples and materials
The Colour Reader CR-10 PLUS is an affordable handheld colorimeter for quick and easy colour control on almost any samples and materials. Just measure the target followed by the sample to compare the colour difference in objective CIELAB colour difference values displayed on the LCD screen.

Target data is displayed in either L*a*b* or L*C*H* and colour difference to samples in ∆L*,∆a*,∆b*,∆C*,∆H*,∆E*ab.

Despite the simple operation, the CR-10 PLUS is a true colorimeter in full compliance with CIE, ISO, and DIN standards.


The CR-10 Plus is a simple colorimeter ideal for basic comparative colour measurements between a target and sample. The instrument is not traceable but will none the less represent a cost effective colour QC tool for certain applications, as a process control tool.
  • Built-in backlit display: measurement data and colour difference are clearly displayed to enable the operator to work quickly with the device.
  • Onboard control, setup and export software: device software executable is stored in the device memory for easy access when plugged in to the PC via USB cable.
  • Clear tolerance warning: the device provides clear audio and visual cues when a sample is outside of the user specified tolerances.
  • Small handheld device: small and light, the device is supplied with a soft case for protection and convenience.
  • Optional 5mm aperture: additional aperture is available to better suit smaller samples.
  • Versatile power options: power the device either via AA batteries, USB bus power or AC Adapter (optional accessory).

CR-10 Plus Colour Reader

Specifications & Downloads

Specifications & Downloads
Model Colorimeter CR-10 PLUS
Illumination / Viewing geometry 8°:di (8° illumination angle/diffuse viewing, specular component included (SCI); DIN5033 Teil7, JIS Z 8722 condition d, ISO7724/1, CIE No.15、ASTM E 1164)
Light source Pulsed Xenon lamp
Receptors 6 silicon photocells (3 for measurement, 3 to control illumination)
Measuring/Illumination area Ø 8 mm /11 mm
(Optional Ø 5 mm /5 mm)
Display modes Absolute Colour values (L*a*b* or L*C*h°; for targets only)
Colour difference values (∆L*,∆a*,∆b*,∆C*,∆H*,∆E*ab)
Memory 1,000 (Target data and measurement data)
Measuring range L*: 10 to 100
Illuminant/observer condition D65 / 10°
Repeatability Standard deviation within ∆E*ab 0.1
(Measurement conditions: average of standard white plate measurements)
Minimum interval between measurements Approx. 3 sec
Language support English, Japanese, Chinese
Power source Four AA-size batteries, USB bus power or Optional AC Adapter
Battery life Alkaline-manganese batteries: Approx.2000 measurements at 10-sec. intervals
Operating temperature/ humidity range 0 - 40°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature/ humidity range -20 - 40°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Dimensions (W x H x D) 66 x 158 x 85 mm
Weight Approx. 420 g without batteries
Standard accessories Target mask, Softcase, Protective cap, Wrist Strap, AA size batteries, USB cable
Optional accessories Small aperture (5mm) measurement set, AC adaptor, Thermo-printer, roll paper for Thermo-printer, Dust Cover, USB-AC adaptor, Hardcase
  Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

CR-10 Catalogue

Colour Reader CR-10 Plus




Optional accessories for CR-10 Plus



CR-A92 Small Aperture (5mm) Measurement Set

(including Target Mask Ø 5 mm <for SAV> without plate and Target Guide)

Item Order Code: A80F-704


AC-A305 AC Adaptor

Item Order Code: A80F-713


AC-A308 USB AC Adapter

Item Order Code: A32T-713





Roll paper for Thermo-printer



CR-A91 Dust Cover

Item Order Code: A80F-601


CR-A90 Hard Case

Item Order Code: A80F-600

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