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Even on substrates with fluorescent whitening agents, these next-generation measurement tools streamline color adjustment in printing,. The FD-7 can not only measure the evaluation light source, but then calculate data under that source
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Even on substrates with fluorescent whitening agents, provides accurate evaluation
As graphics-related industries shift more and more to digital methods, printed materials have an increasing reliance on numerical control of the quality that’s both faster and easier than the human eye’s visual evaluation. However, since the final materials are intended to be seen by the human eye, what’s needed are measurement results that closely resemble the results of visual evaluation.
But there’s a potential problem. the final viewed color is influenced by the paper on which materials are printed. That’s because fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs) are used on many kinds of paper used for printing which make the paper appear brighter. When viewed under Illuminant D50*1, the effect of the paper’s fluorescence on the color of printed materials is particularly large. For this reason, ISO 13655-2009*2 defined Measurement Condition M1 as having illumination corresponding to CIE Illuminant D50, which minimizes differences in measurement results due to paper fluorescence, an effect that was difficult to measure with conventional handheld spectrodensitometers.
Utilizing Konica Minolta’s original VFS (Virtual Fluorescence Standard) technology in the FD-7 spectrodensitometer offers a unique solution to this problem by enabling color evaluation while taking into consideration the fluorescence of the paper under Illuminant D50, the standard light source for color evaluation used by the printing industry. These are the first instruments to provide measurement results that correspond to ISO 13655 Measurement Condition M1.
*1 An artificial light source, commonly used for color measurement, is defined by the CIE having a spectral distribution simulating daylight.
*2 ISO 13655-2009: Graphic technology – Spectral measurement and colorimetric computation for graphic arts images
Even on substrates with fluorescent whitening agents it provides accurate evaluation
• Color and density control by printers
• Measurement of fluorescence in R & D of printing machinery manufacturers and paper manufacturers
• Printed color patch measurements
• Ink CCM systems input sensor
• Scan measurements can be performed.
• Even when the instrument is connected to a PC, manual scan measurements can be performed.
• With optional software basICColor catch all, the density values, colorimetric values, and spectral reflectance values of various test charts (MediaWedge ECI2002, IT8.7/3, etc.) can be measured in a single operation.
• Spectral output
• It makes the FD-7 ideal for research and development applications since both spectral reflectance data (380 to 730nm) under various light sources and spectral irradiance data (360 to 730 nm) of environmental lighting can be measured and output to a computer.
• For Measuring Illumination
• Even measure illumination environment light
• Measure the illuminance and color temperature in a color viewing cabinet or the actual ambient light under which printed materials will be evaluated.
• Calculate colorimetric values under the measured light source (which more closely correspond to on-site visual evaluation). This eliminates time and labor lost resolving customer complaints and ensures customers receive the colors they want.
• For Measuring Color and Density
• Uniquely corresponds to Measurement Condition M1 of ISO 13655
• The first M1 type in the world.
• Konica Minolta’s original technology, VFS (Virtual Fluorescence Standard) enables L*a*b* measurements corresponding to ISO 13655 Measurement Condition M1 (CIE Illuminant D50). In addition, color measurements can also be taken corresponding to ISO 13655 Measurement Conditions M0 (CIE Illuminant A) and M2 (illumination with UV-cut filter).
• Automatic wavelength compensation function is industry’s first
• No additional work required for wavelength compensation which is performed during white calibration.
• Until now, wavelength compensation could only be carried out as one part of manufacturer servicing, but now whenever white calibration is done, this task is performed, which helps to maintain the high reliability of measurement values in between periodic servicing.
• Now visual evaluation corresponds more closely with color measurements.
• Measuring materials printed on substrates containing fluorescent whitening agents (FWA), large differences between the results of measurements and visual evaluation may occur when using conventional instruments. With the new FD-7/FD-5, measurement results and visual evaluation results correspond more closely, and that includes the effects of any FWA contained in the paper.
• Simple operation
• Measurements of density, dot gain, dot area ratio, illumination, and color are simple.
• Anyone can take measurements very easily, thanks to instructions in the LCD screen guide operation.
• World’s lightest*1
• The main body weighs only about 350g, and it’s only about 430g even with the target mask attached, lighter than any spectrodensitometer previously available. Efficiency is improved when taking measurements over a long time the load is reduced on the user’s arm during work.
• *1 Display-equipped spectrodensitometer. As of November 1, 2010
• After-sales service for worry-free ownership
• Rapid support provided by worldwide service centers when needed.
• Your instrument is always in top shape, ensured with a comprehensive service network
• Printing Color Management Software BasICColor catch all (Optional accessory)
• Customize the screen easily with data list view, 3D graph, pass/fail screen, etc.
• Compatible with various test charts (MediaWedge, ECI2002, IT8.7/3, etc.)
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The CR-400 handheld chroma meter is a color measuring instrument that's user-friendly and can be used on a variety of surfaces in many types of applications. With its 8mm aperture size, it can measure on its own or connect to a data processor for advanced features and on-site printing.
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Compatible with the CR-300, the handheld CR-400 chroma meter is its improved successor. Upgrading is easy for current CR-300 owners because existing data can be used.
Able to store up to 1,000 measurements internally, or 2,000 when the data processor is connected, the CR-400 chroma meter is also portable and easy-to-use, plus it has the ability to measure different types of products and multiple kinds of surfaces in various applications.
The lightweight, compact data processor can be operated by battery or can be connected by AC adapter, and with its ability to print results on-site, labeling is easy. Featuring a user index function, the CR-400 series allows customers to configure evaluation and color calculation formulas as desired. This feature is extremely useful when customized or industry-specific formulas are used instead of the versatile color system and standard evaluation formula (L*a*b*).
The CR-400 chroma meter’s LCD screen is capable of displaying pass/fail information and color-difference graphs, and can be set in any of six different languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, French and German. Type user comments into the results or, by using the data processor, customers can determine channel names. A variety of accessories are available to accommodate various target types such as powders, liquids, and pastes.
The CR-400 chroma meter is compatible with SpectraMagic NX software and is easy-to-use. Multiple views of data results can be viewed and edited. By associating target data of the primary target with two or more secondary targets, sophisticated QC applications are allowed, such as checking for color difference.
Data interpretation is easy. Simply drag-and-drop information into the software then print. Display information on a variety of graphs, or utilize preconfigured templates, and view instrument information at a glance in the available status window. Thanks to maximum compatibility, data compiled with older software can be transferred to the newest updated software so nothing is lost. Export information into Excel if needed, and get additional information on the spot utilizing the Navigation Function and Color Tutorial included with the software.

• Easy-to-use – easy-to-understand menus and buttons
• Portable – can be battery powered for optimal portability, or use an AC adapter, take measurements anywhere thanks to its light-weight design
• Data processor – measuring head can measure alone or with the data processor, allowing advanced features to be used and labeling on-site is easy with the built-in high-speed printer
• User defined evaluation formulas – allows users to configure the color calculation formula and evaluation formula as desired; useful for customized or industry-specific formulas
• Easy to upgrade – the successor to, and compatible with, its predecessor, the CR-300
• LCD screen – capable of displaying pass/fail information and color-difference graphs
• Text entry – data processor allows the user to enter calibration channels and the names of color difference target colors, as well as input comments
• Six languages – English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, French, and German
• Stores Measurements – can store up to 1,000 measurements on its own, or 2,000 when the data processor is attached
• Calibration function – when the instrument needs to be calibrated it automatically notifies user
• Abundant accessories – many available accessories
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CR-20, the successor to CR-11, CR-13 and CR-14, is a easy-to-use, light-weight, portable and compact color reader. It is ideal for entry level absolute color measurement and inspection.
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The handheld CR-20 (combined successor to the CR-11, CR-13, CR-14), color reader, measures the color and whiteness of foods or raw materials in paste, solid, or powder form. It boasts an impressive LCD screen that displays measurement results from one of eight color spaces/colorimetric indexes including L*a*b*, L*C*h, Yxy, Munsell, WI (CIE/ASTM E 313-96), Tint (CIE/ASTM E 313-96), YI (ASTM E 313-96).
This instrument can be utilized in order to control color from raw materials through the process of manufacturing. It can also quantify the effect that storage has inflicted on the whiteness of a product during transportation. The CR-20 fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. It is both battery-operated and light-weight, so it is extremely portable. This unit can also be connected to an AC adapter for external power.
This device is affordable and easy-to-use. It is particularly ideal for industries that are just beginning to measure color or need multiple devices that are reliable yet affordable. The functionality of this instrument is user-friendly and does not perform any unneeded processes. This makes things simple. There are 3 easy steps to operate the CR-20, switch on power, perform white calibration, and measure the sample. All color measurements are taken using conditions of the standard illuminant D65 and 10 degrees observer while offering a Xenon lamp light source for longer life and more stable readings.
The CR-20 color reader has a protective glass cap. This allows direct measurement of pastes, powders, or wet objects without needing to fill a cell. This device is printer-ready with USB connectivity in case you need a hard copy of your results. With built in software the CR-20 will allow you to take multiple measurement and average them with one touch averaging button, perfect for uneven color objects.

• Simple operation, only necessary functions
• Built in storage for up to 1,000 measurements including target data
• On board Utility Software application
• Instrument is battery operated and handheld providing maximum portability
• Competitively priced, great for companies that need multiple instruments
• Protective cap allows direct measurement of pastes, powders, or wet objects
• Large LCD displays one of eight color spaces/colorimetric indexes
• Printer connectivity provides for hard copies of data via USB
• Averaging function allows for several measurement
• Optional AC adaptor provides external power eliminating the use of batteries
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Konica Minolta's CR-10 Plus (successor to the CR-10) is a portable, light-weight and compact color difference reader for quick and precise color control. It is easily operable and ergonomic for repeated use over long periods of time.
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Konica Minolta’s CR-10 Plus (successor to the CR-10) color difference reader is a portable, battery powered, and hand-held instrument for quick, precise color control. The CR-10 Plus tristimulus colorimeter is easily operable, economical and portable like never before. With a built-in utility software application, it allows changing of instrument settings, set tolerances, pass/fail judgment and data analysis directly on the instrument. Also includes USB connectivity to a computer for easy data transferring.
CR-10 Plus has the ability to measure precise color difference expressed in L*a*b* and dE* or L*C*H* and dE* displayed on an easy to view LCD screen. The CR-10 Plus boasts a standard measuring area of 8 mm and 5 mm with an optional accessory allowing it useful in a broad array of applications. All color measurements are taken using conditions of the standard illuminant D65 and 10 degrees observer and Specular Component Included (SCI) while offering a Xenon lamp light source for longer life and more stable readings.
The CR-10 Plus color reader is used to assess color differences between two samples. Its compact design allows it to be used easily in the field, or in the lab. This is a high-quality and economical instrument that is perfect for users in need of multiple devices. The CR-10 Plus does not sacrifice elegance for simplicity. It is easily operable and ergonomic for repeated use over long periods of time.
• Easy to use and ergonomic, making it great for first-time users
• Color difference expressed in L*a*b* and dE* or L*C*H* and dE* on the LCD screen
• Built in storage for up to 1,000 measurement including target data
• USB connectivity for easy PC connection
• On board Utility Software application
• Lightweight, compact size and battery-operated allowing it to be taken almost anywhere
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The new Spectrophotometer CM-M6 is designed to measure the color of complex paints, coatings and plastics. The CM-M6 provides measurement data at six different angles and is ideal for capturing high-end metallic and pearlescent effect paint.

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The Konica Minolta Multi-Angle Spectrophotometer CM-M6 is specifically designed to provide fast and precise color evaluation of measurement of metallic and pearlescent paints on automotive exteriors. Utilizing its patented double-path illumination system with 45° illumination and 6 aspecular viewing angles (-15°/15°/25°/45°/75°/110°) as described in ASTM E2194 or DIN 5033-7 from two sides, it provides stable and accurate results even on curved surfaces (R=300 radius).
The CM-M6 comes with high resolution back-illuminated color display that is easy to read under low ambient lighting condition. With a new ergonomic designed for easy handling and positioning, the CM-M6 is ideal for repeated use over long periods of time on the production line.

• 45° illumination with 6 viewing angles (-15°/15°/25°/45°/75°/110° aspecular)
• Measurement speed: approximately 4.5 seconds
• Patented double path illumination system for inclination compensation
• Ø12mm/Ø6mm measurement area
• Long life white LED illumination
• 3.5 inch color LCD display
• Vertically shaped for easy handling and positioning
• Rechargeable lithium ion battery
• Wireless and USB communication
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If you're looking for a highly accurate measurement instrument that uses the latest technology, then the CM-3700A bench-top spectrophotometer is just what you need, and it exceeds most industry color requirements. With a wide range of applications, the CM-3700A obtains highly-accurate reflectance and transmittance measurements.

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• Highly reliable and accurate – one of the most reliable and accurate spectrophotometers available by utilizing state-of-the-art technology
• Windows compatible – Compatibility allows it to be controlled from a computer with Windows software
• Measurement area switching – flexibility allow users to select either 25.4mm, 8mm, or 3x5mm measurement areas
• Can measure reflective, transparent, and fluorescent color – using SCI/SCE switching, diffused lighting, and/or UV cut filters, users can easily measure reflective, transparent, and reflective colors
• International standards – many standards are included in the CM-3700ACIE, such as ISO, ASTM, DIN, and JIS
• Xenon flash – allows even very dark shades to be accurately measured with this instrument
• USB Connectivity – faster communication and an easier connection to PCs with the USB interface
• Dampening sample holder – not only does the featured long arm enable measuring the center of an A4-sized sample, a damper also provides a “slow-close” effect, preventing the sample holder from slamming shut, which could possibly damage the measurement sample
• Protective frame power switch – to decrease the likelihood of accidentally powering off during operation, a protective frame has been added around the power switch
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The CM-3600a is a highly accurate, repeatable spectrophotometer that measures color quickly in any application. Oriented horizontally and made for benchtop use, the instrument has diameters that are interchangeable and can be used in a wide variety of measuring tasks.
Konica Minolta designed the CM-3600A spectrophotometer with high-precision capabilities and great reliability. Its versatility and ease of use makes it a good choice in many measuring applications. Because it’s so easy to operate, it’s consistently among the most sought after benchtop spectrophotometers on the market.

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The CM-3600A spectrophotometer is a compact yet advanced instrument that features a side port in horizontal format and was built to measure a wide variety of objects’ reflectance. It also measures the transmittance of translucent or transparent liquids and solids – all this while taking up a minimum amount of space.
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Konica Minolta’s CM-2600d spectrophotometer is designed to measure SCI and SCE numerical gloss control simultaneously. This light, handheld instrument is the first of its kind in the world that brings significantly lower measurement and calibration procedure time through its patented numerical UV control. This advanced unit includes a changeable aperture that can be set to between 8mm and 3mm, depending on the object of measurement’s size.

A body design that is easy to carry, two measurement apertures that are interchangeable and an illuminated viewfinder make the CM-2600d spectrophotometer the tool of choice for a wide range of measuring tasks. It fits comfortably into your hand, thanks to its ergonomic design, allowing you to take measurements from a variety of angles and in less than two seconds get highly accurate measurement readings.
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Ease of use is assured with just two controllers – a wheel and a button. The button is used to take measurements, and the wheel functions similar to the way a computer mouse functions. With it, you can scroll through menu items on the Cm-2600D Spectrophotometer’s large screen and select the necessary operations you want the device to perform. Data is displayed either with numbers or graphics, so you can instantly see whatever information you need.
On the CM-2600d Spectrophotometer, information that’s readily available includes colorimetric data with descriptive color difference, L*a*b* color graph with box or elliptical tolerances and pass/fail indications. A display reversing function makes it possible to read the screen in any direction, and the wording on the screen can be programmed for English French, Spanish, German, Japanese and Italian. Measuring is quick and simple because of the unit’s illuminated viewer; true sample viewing is possible on light or dark objects with one touch.
The CM-2600d spectrophotometer features Konica Minolta’s patented InnovativeOptical System. In any quality control application, it meets the most stringent color measurement standards. A d/8 sphere has built into it both numerical UV control and numerical gloss control, which simultaneously produces SCI (specular component included) and SCE (specular component excluded) data. The LCD display will show the results of both measurements any time you want. The device is rugged enough for any application, thanks to it containing no moving parts.
This was the first unit of its kind on the market with our patented numerical UV control, which significantly lowers time spent on calibration and measurement tasks when working with a variety of materials like detergents, paper and textiles. Two xenon flashes – one that excludes UV, one that includes it – and special mathematics are included in this technology to allow readings from both flashes to be viewed on the screenof the CM-2600d Spectrophotometer.
The CM-2600d Spectrophotometer works with SpectraMagic NX software that’s simple to read and use. The software shows the results of measurements in several views, and these results can be edited. You can associate data from the primary target to data from two or more secondary targets. This lets you perform high-level quality control applications like determining the difference in colors.
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When you need an instrument that provides accurate measurement of color on uneven surfaces and one that is portable, light and easy to use, the Konica Minolta CM-2500c is the tool of choice. It features a navigation wheel that opens numerous display views on the LCD screen. Aside from the wheel, the only other controller is a single measuring button, which means it’s a extremely simple device to use.
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The CM-2500C Spectrophotometer is a handheld color measuring tool that gives users very high accuracy. At just about 1.5lbs in weight, it can go anywhere and perform multiple applications in the field, in a plant or in a laboratory. Technicians find it quick and easy to use the CM-2500c Spectrophotometer to perform both vertical and horizontal color measurements. Because the device is so small and has an opening that’s easy to align, measurements can be taken of items of virtually any size and shape.
The ideal use of the Cm-2500c Spectrophotometer is for measuring samples of such things as paint, raw materials, packaging, coil coatings, parts within a vehicle’s interior and a variety of plastics. With its innovative optical system, the unit quickly and accurately measures the color of any uneven surface. Specs on this amazing device include 10 nm resolution, 45/0 geometry optics and 360-740 nm wavelength range. Stability and reproductibility are maximized through its advanced optical design. The fluctuation of data is kept to a minimum throughout repeated color measurements, and output accuracy is greatly improved.
The measuring button and navigation wheel are located in the best places to easily be used by the hand that’s holding the device. By a simple turning of the wheel, you’re able to access all the unit’s operations through a menu that’s easy to follow. Actually, it’s like using a computer mouse to scroll through menu items and then click on the item you want to bring up. Though the device is compact, the LCD display is large. On it, users can view either numeric or graphical data including absolute color difference, data displays, color graphs, spectral graphs and facts about colors via pass/fail displays. All the required light sources and colorimetric equations needed to perform tasks along with multiple application- and industry-specific indices are contained in the internal software.
Six different languages are built into this software. They include English, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, French and German. Additionally, the CM-2500c spectrophotometer will notify you in any of these languages when the device needs to be re-calibrated in the factory so that traceability to ISO 9000 recommendations is maintained.
Finally, the instrument is able to run on batteries for ultimate flexibility and convenience, or it can be powered through connection with an AC adapter. The CM-2500c spectrophotometer will also let you put digital photos and graphics into reports, thereby improving your color communications with suppliers and customers. For thorough quality control and color management, optional SpectraMagic NX color data software is available. Benefits of this software: accurate and simple configuration of a numeric and graphical layout, based on your specific needs. Further, the software will perform evaluations from basic pass/fail assessments to high level analysis using trend, color or spectral graphs.
• Hand-held design – designed to fit in your hand
• Single handed operation – easy to use, with two buttons, one “navigation wheel” to guide through the selections and one measurement button, all where your hand fits the instrument
• Portable – can be powered by batteries, making it very portable, or can be powered by an AC adapter if you choose
• Innovative optical system – the optical design makes it possible for the device to measure the color of uneven surfaces and assures maximum reproducibility and stability of measurement during use. It also minimizes data fluctuation during repeated color measurements and improves the accuracy of the output
• LCD display – displays pass/fail, color graph and data, absolute and color difference, and spectral graphs
• Internal software – contains all necessary colorimetric equations and standard light sources to cover your tasks as well as numerous industry and application-specific indices. Can also communicate in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Japanese.
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