Xrite Exact Basic


For press operators, that need a simple device for color control at the press, the eXact Basic densitometer is the answer. It is an entry-level densitometer designed specifically for CMYK jobs, enabling you to achieve and maintain accurate color throughout the run. Without even pressing a button, you will get the Density and Tone Value measurements you need to make the right ink key adjustments at the press. Replace visual trial and error with fact-based color control that shortens make ready times and helps you achieve a new level of color consistency.
The eXact Basic is also available in a Xp model, that is specifically designed to solve the unique challenges of measuring flexible films.




  • Economical: This entry-level eXact allows users to gather and provide accurate densitometric results in appropriate stages of the workflow. 
  • Efficient: Automatically detect color and patch type, providing quick and clear measurements.
  • Precise: Integrated white calibration ensures the highest accuracy and consistency with other instruments – all the time.
  • Expandable: As requirements for your organization change, eXact Basic may be upgraded by password to any higher end model, including the option to add the scan feature.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications




2 mm, 4 mm

Lithium Ion, 7.4VDC, 2200mAh

BestMatch Feature No
Calibration Automatic on integrated white reference
Communication Interface USB 2.0
Density Range 0.0 D – 3.0 D
Density Standards Status A, E, I, T and G
Dimensions (length, width, height) 18 cm x 7.8 cm x 7.6 cm
7.1" x 3.1" x  3.0"
Humidity 30 to 85% RH (non-condensing)
Industry Standards ISO 5-4:2009(E), ISO 13655:2009
Instrument Display Color touch-screen, 320 x 240 pixels
Languages Supported Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Light Source Gas filled tungsten (illuminant type A) and UV LED
Macintosh MacOS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, 10.13
Measurement Conditions M0, M1 (part 1) , M2, M3
Measurement Geometry 45°/0° ring illumination optics, ISO 5-4:2009(E)
Measurement Time < 1 sec
NetProfiler Support No
Operating Temperature Range 10°C to 35°C
50°F to 95°F
PantoneLIVE Support No
Pass / Fail No
Short Term Repeatability - Density '+/- 0.01 D for CMYK (Status E or Status T measurements, maximum error compared to mean value of 10 measurements every 5 seconds at 2.0 D except for M3 Yellow at 1.7 D)
Software Development Kit


Software Modes Basic
Spectral Analyzer DRS spectral engine
Spectral Range 400 nm to 700 nm
Storage Temperature Range -20° to 50°C
-4° to 122°F
User Experience Start-up wizard, configurable
Voltage 12 VDC @ 2.5 A
Warranty 1 year
Weight  700 g
1.6 lbs.
What's Included? USB cable, power supply, CD with software and documentation, docking/charging station, quick start guide, carrying case, device certificate
Windows Windows XP (32bit), Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 and 64 bit)
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