X-Rite 504

SKU: 504S
$ 2,155.00

Ink Density Made Easy

X-Rite revolutionized spectrodensitometry with the first portable instruments, and the 500 Series became the industry standard for performance. The 504 spectrodensitometer has a handy targeting window that enables operators to pinpoint the measurement area to quickly get the right measurement every time using one of three standard measuring areas, or use the microspot measuring area for smaller targets. Its full menu commands in multiple languages and customizable menus make it easy to use even for less skilled operators.

The 504 spectrodensitometer features one-step calibration that only takes a few seconds for maximum uptime and accuracy. A built-in reminder prompts when calibration is needed. As needs grow and color measurement requirements become more sophisticated, the 504 spectrodensitometer offers an easy upgrade path that maintains the value of the investment. And its three-year warranty takes that investment protection to an even higher level.



  • Measures any density status quickly and reliably, including Reflection Density (absolute or minus paper).
  • Large display shows a choice of single, 3-color or 4-color density values for maximum flexibility.
  • Unique ability to select from a range of measurement apertures, including microspot (1.6x3.2mm), small (2.0mm), medium (3.4mm) or large (6.0mm).
  • Store density references and customer specifications to quickly determine whether density adjustments are required in printed output.
  • Benefit from exceptional inter-instrument agreement for accurate and repeatable color across presses, shifts and locations.

The 504 spectrodensitometer’s rugged construction can stand up to even the most challenging press room environments. It produces exceptional inter-instrument agreement with a delta E of 0.01, or 1% for typical printing processes. You can trust your 504 spectrodensitometer to give you comparable measurements among multiple presses or printing sites, with suppliers, or between the customer and the printing facility. And its rechargeable battery pack ensures optimum uptime for the instrument.

Shipping Policy:

  • All orders are shipped within 3-5 business days, excluding special order products. Most are shipped within 24-48 hours.

  • Shipping rates are calculated automatically on the Check Out page. UPS is our preferred carrier, however, there may be times when FedEx or another carrier is used. At those times, you will only pay the shipping cost shown to you during check out, even if the actual cost is more.

  • If you prefer to use your own UPS or FedEx account, please add a note to your order and include your carrier account number & billing zip code.

  • When your order has shipped, you will receive an email with your tracking information, which will show you the carrier used and when to expect delivery.

Return Policy:

  • If you would like to return a product, please contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization number and instructions.

  • In most cases, returns will incur a 10% restocking fee.

    X-Rite End User Warranty

    X-Rite warrants this Product against defects in material and workmanship for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of shipment from X-Rite’s facility, unless mandatory law provides for longer periods. During such time, X-Rite will either replace or repair at its discretion defective parts free of charge.

    Extended Warranty:

    At the time you purchase your X-Rite instrument you may elect to take advantage of an extended warranty for those X-Rite Instruments that come with a standard one-year warranty. For a nominal charge you can extend the standard one-year warranty on your instrument to a full three years.

    Loaner Units:

    Loaner units are available for a fee for most units and will ship on a first come first service basis. It is important to contact an X-Rite service center in advance when possible to arrange a loaner unit. Fees will be billed for all service units that aren’t returned within 5 business days from the return of your original unit.

    Flat Rate Repair Service:

    Out of warranty repair of X-Rite products is done using a flat-rate fee schedule, unless otherwise noted with Time & Materials (T&M) pricing. To qualify for the flat-rate program, the instrument must be mechanically complete and unmodified. If parts are missing, modified, or damaged due to misuse or abuse additional charges may apply. The flat-rate repair includes:

    • Complete repair of the instrument and a 90 day limited repair warranty*
    • Preventative maintenance of common parts that are subject to physical wear and tear.
    • A new set of batteries and/or spare lamp (where applicable).
    • Instrument updated to latest specifications (does not include feature additions or upgrades).
    • Instrument certification.

    *Repairs during the 90 day warranty period will be done at no additional charge; overnight freight is not covered. The repair includes the greater of a simple 30 day warranty or the remaining balance of the original 90 day warranty (excluding lamps and batteries).

    Recertification Service:

    Instruments returned for certification will be tested and adjusted to meet factory specifications. Important: If you do not clearly specify “certification” service when you
    return your instrument, we will perform a flat-rate repair. Certification service requires the return of your calibration reference with the instrument.

    After certification, paper and film based calibration references will be replaced with a new reference – ceramic and opal references will be verified and calibrated. A statement of traceability for the reference and a certificate of performance will be returned with your instrument.

    Service Contracts:

    The Full Service Contract includes our Annual Five Point Checkup service and priority turnaround time in our repair center. This yearly instrument inspection keeps your device
    measuring with optimal precision to original manufactured specifications. An X-Rite certified technician will:

    • Verify and document the device’s incoming performance.
    • Inspect and clean the device.
    • Test measurement accuracy.
    • Verify repeatability and consistency.
    • Certify the device and document certification.

    X-Rite will provide a paper certificate or dated certification sticker. All device performance records are kept on file at our color lab. To satisfy the requirements of ISO 9000, factory certification is recommended once a year.

    Service Contracts are sold exclusively to the end –user, they are not sold through distribution channels.


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