Colour Measurement

Colour consistency is not a problem...until it’s a problem. Then, panic ensues. Production stops. Product development is delayed. Customers demand refunds. All costly circumstances that are avoidable. With Lovibond®, you can have confidence in your colour measurements and maintain quality of production. We have been perfecting colour measurement for over 130 years. Whether you are measuring liquids (transparent or opaque), solids, powders or gels, we have the tools to help you to measure the colour and establish colour specifications for your teams and partners.

Take the guesswork out of colour monitoring
Are they the same or are they different? And if different by how much? Visual colour perception can be extremely subjective. Our equipment will tell you in seconds, our training courses will help you to develop rigorous colour tolerances which take any guesswork out of colour assessment. If you would like to see for yourself just how easy it is, we can come along and show you.
The Right Solution for Your Application
Our portfolio of colour analytical solutions is used across many industries in a variety of applications. Whether you are evaluating transmitted colour or reflected colour measurement to any standard colour scale, we have you covered. If you do not see your application, let us know and we will recommend the solution for you.
Need help? Put us to the test.
Are you facing a colour quality issue right now? Send us a sample of your product or ingredient! We can help you to determine the best method of measurement, colour scale to use and advise on colour tolerances. Click below and tell us what you need.
Confused by Colour Measurement?
Visual or automatic? Standard Illuminant D65 or D50? Two degree or ten degree standard observer?, CIE L*a*b* or CIE L*c*h*? Metamerism? Often what we want to know is simple simply “how can I ensure my colour matches consistently?” So we have put together some free short courses to help you to navigate the path to simple colour management and control. If you would like to take a course just click below and create a free account in our Learning Portal (you can use your social media account if you like), your courses will be available immediately.
A Distinguished History in Food and Drink
Lovibond® has its origins in the brewing industry and we have been measuring colour since 1880. Joseph Lovibond was the first person in the world to develop a practical colorimeter to ensure the high quality of his beer. He was the originator of the Lovibond® scale. We still use the scale as our company logo today. Still a family owned business but now global, at Lovibond® we value our heritage.