Barbieri develops and produces intelligent color measurement instruments for professionals in digital printing. 
Barbieri is the color measurement market leader for large format, flatbed and industrial printing


Thanks to highest image quality our customer will become top-performer.



Barbieri develops and produces intelligent color measuring instruments for professionals in digital printing. It enables getting color-true prints on almost every kind of media.

The international Barbieri technic laboratory continuously discovers new features, characteristics and applications which improve products and help our customer to perform even better.
Barbieri customer will become top performer thanks to highest image quality.
Besides intelligent color measuring technology Barbieri focus also on professional service.
The Barbieri laboratory shares his knowledge and experience in color measuring with the whole market but especially with all professionals who are proud owner of Barbieri devices.


Barbieri qb technology

The core of Barbieri instruments consist of the high precision self-developed “qb-Technology”.

It conforms to latest ISO 13655 standard (spectral measurement and colorimetric computation for graphic arts images) and is the basis for ICC color management.

The “qb-Technology” sets highest standards in graphic arts color measurement and is a benchmark in digital printing technology.

It is the outcome of many years investment and experience in research and development in imaging color measuring technology.

Barbieri helps you to become top performer through highest image quality!


Our Story

Stefan Barbieri

Stefan Barbieri

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Markus Barbieri

Markus Barbieri

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), R&D

BARBIERI electronic was founded in 1983 by Ing. Siegfried Barbieri.

After graduating with a degree in electronic engineering in Munich, Germany, Siegfried Barbieri worked for Siemens, Munich in the R&D department for telecommunications and thereafter for the company Durst in Brixen, Italy, as their chief engineer for the development of photographic color enlargers and their control and analyzing equipment. In 1983 he founded the company BARBIERI electronic.

The milestones in BARBIERI electronics’ history:


Spectro LFP qb

Spectrophotometer platform for several digital printing industries


Service Center in Shanghai (China)


USA: Subsidiary and Service Center

Subsidiary in Brooklyn (NY), USA and Service Center in Salt Lake City (UT)


Spectro LFP

Spectrophotometer for the large format and flatbed printing markets


Stefan and Markus Barbieri take over the company


Spectro 100xy

First Spectrophotometer and new market “Color Management”


First densitometer for Photo Industry


Foundation of BARBIERI electronic

in Italy, Brixen/Bressanone



We have established long-term partnerships with the following technology, OEM and research partners:


Caldera is an award winning software company, with many years’ experience in imaging technologies, specializing in driving solutions for large format peripherals worldwide.

HP Stitch printer solution partner

HP Stitch printer solution partner
HP virtual booth

Covision Lab

Covision lab is shaping industries through computer vision research and applications.
Barbieri electronic is Founding Member of:

ICC International Color Consortium

The purpose of the ICC is to promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.


Durst is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies.

InnoValley Network

The company network “InnoValley” was founded from 6 pioneering companies from the Eisack Valley, with the goal of becoming an attractive development space for creative minds.



ErgoSoft LLC. is a leading developer of software solutions for the high-end digital printing community. 

NTNU ColourLab Norway

The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory was founded to serve the rising needs for colour management solutions in the graphic arts industry.
The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory


Fogra conduct scientific research in the field of printing and media technology and present the results in a form industry can use.


PrintFactory is a suite of award-winning, workflow software that helps Industrial and Large Format Printers to work more efficiently today and prepare for more advanced levels of automation tomorrow.


GMG has specialized in high-end color management for the entire graphic arts industry. 

Rochester Institute of Technology - Department of Packaging and Graphic Media Science

The Department in the College of Engineering Technology at RIT offers college courses and conducts research in the graphic communication industry.