As the distributors for BYK Gardner in Australia and New Zealand Austest is excited to inform their loyal customers that BYK Gardner is close to releasing a new benchtop colour spectrophotometer: color2view

Perfectly Formed Design: Turnable. Balanced. Compact

Samples of different sizes and shapes can be a challenge for proper instrument positioning and can turn the workflow upside down. The new color2view even has two sample openings “top and front” to best suit your application. Turning the instrument is easy thanks to its compact and lightweight design.

Storage of Standards: Always at hand. Tidy. Protected

It’s often the little things that make life a lot easier; a light switch in the right place, a cup holder in the optimal size and position. For this reason, we have given a lot of thought to easy handling and operation. The result is a storage compartment for standards. This way, the standards are always at hand and well protected.

Brilliant Color Display: Swipe. Touch. Measure

The color2view offers a brilliant, capacitive touchscreen and an icon-based navigation to offer an intuitive, smartphone like operation. You can touch and swipe without pressure – it even works wearing gloves.

Preview with Camera: Strike. Score. Save.

An integrated camera permits a live preview of the measurement spot. This prevents false readings on imperfections or scratches and ensures precise positioning of the sample.

Positioning of Samples: Soft. Invisible. Handy


How to make sample handling easy and ensure repeatable positioning? Our smart sample holder can be stored flat in the housing of the measuring instrument when not in use. On its way to the aperture, it can be parked at several positions so that sensitive samples can be picked up with 2 hands – without having to hold the sample holder. During the measurement, it fixes the sample in its intended place and after the work is done, it closes gently thanks to the soft-close function

Prediction of Lightfastness: Excited. Emitted. Shifted.


The combination of a spectrophotometer with a fluorimeter opens up completely new perspectives to control color quality and guarantee color stability. Lightfastness is analyzed with proprietary calculations predicting the color change with total color difference DE as well as individual color component deltas DLABCH. The excitation and emission range of fluorescent behavior is displayed with the slider function in smart-lab.

High-tech manufacturing and smart LED Technology: High-tech. Smart. Experienced.

Due to the proven BYK LED technology based on stringent selection criteria and a homogenous illumination of the large measurement spot, short-term and long-term repeatability are unsurpassed in the industry. The temperature behavior of electronic and optical components is controlled to guarantee temperature stability between 10°C and 40°C – no need for re-calibration. All together highest accuracy and inter-instrument agreement are ensured to enable a global color management with digital standards.

Global Color Management: Digital. Cross-Family. Pioneering

Measurement needs are different within a supply chain. A paint or plastic pellet manufacturer prefers a benchtop instrument to repeatably measure panels or granulates in the laboratory, while finished goods need to be directly controlled at the production line where portable instruments are required. To set-up a seamless global color management system the same binding standards need to be used by all involved parties.

For the first time ever in the industry, digital standards can be exchanged between benchtop and portable color instruments. Due to the excellent intra-instrument agreement between color2view and spectro2guide, the seamless use of digital standards has become reality – without any extra-profiling. The new generations of spectro2guide and color2view open up completely new horizons.

The color2view will be presented live

in a 60 minute webseminar by Anita Fehr, BYK – Product Manager Solid Color

13th April 2022 @ 16:00 Sydney (AEST)


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