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ColorDialog Spectrophotometer from Spies Hecker

The newest addition to Spies Hecker’s colour tools is the innovative ColorDialog Delta-Scan – the brand’s next generation spectrophotometer. It is designed to be the perfect solution to help bodyshops identify the latest effect and special colours quickly and easily.

Anthony Cashel, Marketing Manager for Axalta Coating Systems in the UK and Ireland, says, “Spies Hecker works closely with its bodyshops when researching and developing new products, services and support tools. And the development of the new ColorDialog Delta-Scan is no exception. It is an enhanced version of the original ColorDialog, offering a host of new functions to help refinishers work more efficiently and confidently.


“One of the most important innovations is that the ColorDialog Delta-Scan can measure the effect of a colour directly on the device. Once the reading has been taken, the software selects a suitable match from the database based on the effect size. It will then choose a colour shade to match the original reading, and the formula with the highest value is shown at the top of the list. This saves the refinisher precious time searching through results himself.”

Working with the optimised CRplus colour software, ColorDialog Delta-Scan allows refinishers to select and to correct the colour on the pc’s display. The device’s virtual colour comparison shows the refinisher the target colour as well as the colour chosen from the database before and after shading. This enables the refinisher to compare the three colours directly on the screen.

“The ColorDialog Delta-Scan is all about accuracy,” continues Cashel. “It has an enhanced optical device, including more LEDs than the ColorDialog, and a rubber O-ring with four contact pins around the measurement aperture. This increased light power coupled with minimal reflection and improved seal on the vehicle surface aim to result in fast, accurate colour measurements, which can lead to improved colour matching accuracy.”

The new touch screen colour display, which is designed to be used with a stylus, together with internationally recognised icons, makes ColorDialog Delta-Scan easy to navigate, to operate and to read. The device also has a modern new design and its rubberised case makes it sturdy and easy to handle.

Spies Hecker offers a ColorDialog training course which teaches participants how to get the best out of both the original spectrophotometer and the new ColorDialog Delta-Scan. The course is designed to take refinishers’ colour-matching skills to the next level.

“While we will continue to produce and to support the original ColorDialog spectrophotometer, I believe many bodyshops, particularly those wishing to speed up processes and work with state-of-the-art equipment, might see this as the solution they are looking for,” concludes Cashel.

For more information about the ColorDialog Delta-Scan contact your local Spies Hecker distributor or visit To purchase the device go to