April 7th 2021

Colourpin or Colour Scan, which should I choose?

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Colourpin and Colour Scan are both NCS colorimeters for measuring and identifying colours. Your choice of Colourpin or Colour Scan mainly depends upon if you need to identify colours from patterned materials.

We have briefly described the pros and cons below.

Colourpin:
Reliable results on solid colours
Is used with a smartphone app that has colour management and sharing features.
Can’t be used as a stand-alone device.
Affordable price
Ideal for decorators

Colour Scan:
Reliable results on solid colours and also on patterns
Can identify up to 4 colours within size of the aperture for scanning
Is a stand-alone device, where no smartphone or application is needed
Robust design
Ideal for professional interior designers

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