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BYK-Instruments stands for innovation and quality. This is true for our measuring instruments including software as well as for our customer service. In this spirit, we are continuously offering you new products and services:

  • NEW multi-angle color meters, micro-TRI-color & micro-TRI-effect with NEW color search and correction software for easy color matching in auto repair shops
  • New trade-in offers: OLD for NEW at very attractive prices
  • New functions in the QC software smart-chart 7.3.1
  • New online WEBseminars - free-of-charge. Register today on

And in the "Knowledge" section below, you will find valuable information and tips on how to master challenges in the quality control of chromatic colors.

Your BYK-Gardner Team

The digital fan deck for the repair body shop

Every year new car models and colors are introduced to meet current trends. Effect colors with high sparkling, strong flop or high chroma are becoming more and more popular. This presents a real challenge for the repair body shop as these colors look different depending on lighting conditions and viewing angles.

BYK-Gardner’s new multi-angle color meters, micro-TRI-color and micro-TRI-effect, measure color and even the effect objectively with unsurpassed accuracy. Based on the measurement results the new color matching software, a cloud application, will find the right color in seconds using innovative search and correction methods.

With the new BYK Gardner car refinish solution, paint makers can now offer their body shop clients a complete solution to make the color matching work not only easier and faster, but with matching hit rates greater than 80% - even for complex pearl and effect colors.

Click here for a personal consulting.

New Trade-In Offers

To keep you on the cutting edge of technology, we offer exclusive trade-ins:

  • Trade in your old oven temperature recorder (BYK-Gardner or competitive systems) for a new temp-gard system - 6 or 12 probes, high-quality thermal protection case and professional QC software included.
  • Exchange your old light booth for byko-spectra pro with Class A daylight D65. With this, you can inspect in the laboratory as if you were outside - 7 standard illuminants according to CIE standard.

With these trade-in offers you position yourself in 1st place in terms of quality - valid until December 31, 2021.

Please click here for details.

Discover new functions in smart-chart!

A significant step further on the way to digital quality control of color and appearance:

  • New color equation for solid and metallic colors: dE DIN 6175:2019
  • Relative input of gloss tolerances based on a target value
  • Advanced data analysis functions for texture measurement with spectro2profiler
  • Panel match function for appearance harmony with wave-scan family
  • Support of spectro2guide Pro including Jetness and Greyness indices

Curious? - Click here for more information.

There is never a dull moment in the world of color

Did you know that during our evolution, when primates switched their activities from night- to daytime the so-called cone cells developed?

Did you know that our visual acceptance is more tolerant when comparing chromatic colors than achromatic colors?

Did you know that chromatic colors are a major challenge to launch despite allowing larger color tolerances?

Take a breake to dive into the world of color for a short moment.

BYK-Gardner GmbH
Lausitzer Strasse 8
D-82538 Geretsried

Tel +49 8171 3493 - 0
Fax +49 8171 3493 - 140



To contact your local BYK-Gardner Office please click here.

BYK-Gardner GmbH, Sitz: Geretsried, HRB 85188, AG München
Geschäftsführer: Frank R. Wagner, Dr. Tammo Boinowitz


BYK-Gardner is a member of ALTANA.

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