The world of colour & appearance measurement does not have to be a scary place. If you need accuracy, traceability and to conform to CIE, ASTM and ISO standards then the HunterLab range of colorimetric spectrophotometers have configurations for reflectance, transmission and both. We have solutions for portable, benchtop and online colour measurement.
If you need an instrument that measures colour, haze, transmission and absorption then Vista is perfect.
Benchtop Reflectance ( Measuring colour how the human sees it)
If you think a benchtop instrument is required then please take a look at the HunterLab ColorFlex EZ.