The SpectraMagic™ NX2 color data software is a comprehensive solution for digitizing color measurement, analysis, and communication. It takes the complexity out of color management, offering a user-friendly yet powerful platform that is suitable for a wide range of industries, including food, plastics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, paint & coatings, and more.

SpectraMagic™ NX2

Color measurement and control play a crucial role in a wide range of industries, including food, plastics, coatings, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, paints, chemicals, electronics, automotive, and more. Whether it’s ensuring color consistency in raw materials, optimizing production processes, or maintaining quality control of materials with specific color requirements, SpectraMagic™ NX2 simplifies the management and control of color.

SpectraMagic™ NX2 establishes a new benchmark in color management, building on the foundation of its predecessor, SpectraMagic™ NX. Available in “Pro” and “Lite” versions, SpectraMagic™ NX2 offers upgraded capabilities and enhanced functionality to boost operational efficiency and workflow experience. Customization is an integral part of SpectraMagic™ NX2. Tailor measurement display and report templates to suit your specific requirements, be it setting brand colors, inspecting the color of raw materials, establishing digital color standards, undertaking final color quality control, or checking production between sites.

Equipped with user-friendly evaluation interfaces and features like data classification, customizable illuminants, and QC templates, SpectraMagic™ NX2 simplifies color measurement, streamlines processes, and improves overall productivity. With the ability to add tags and supplementary data like comments and images, SpectraMagic™ NX2 supports seamless information sharing during measurements.

With enhanced processing speed, SpectraMagic™ NX2 delivers significant performance improvements, enabling quicker color analysis and results without sacrificing accuracy. Its advanced features and functionalities make it an indispensable tool for industries that rely on precise color control.


SpectraMagic™ NX2

  • Compatible with data and templates from SpectraMagic NX
  • Improved operability with new UI
    • New evaluation window
    • Improved data list window

  • Data classification
    • User defined information (Pro verison)
    • Tag

  • Faster processing speed
  • Expanded selection of standard illuminants
  • User-defined illuminant, up to maximum of 100, can be registered using CL-500A (Pro verison)
  • New QC Template that incorporates measurement conditions (Pro verison)


SpectraMagic™ NX2

Compatible Measuring InstrumentCM-3700A*1, CM-36d/CM-36dG/CM-36dGV, CM-3600A*1/CM-3610A*1, CM-5*1/CR-5*1,
CM-M6, CM-26d/CM-25d/CM-26dG, CM-25cG, CM-700d*1/CM-600d*1, CM-2500c*1,
CM-512m3A*1, CM-2600d*1/CM-2500d*1, CR-400*1/CR-410*1/DP-400*1


2°, 10°
Color system color spacePro, LiteL*a*b*, L*C*h, Lab99, LCh99, Lab99o, LCh99o, Hunter Lab, and their color differences; Munsell (C, D65)
Pro onlyXYZ, Yxy, u’v’, u*v*, and their color differences
IndexPro, LiteMI; GU and difference (CM-25cG, CM-26dG, CM-36dG/CM-36dGV); Opacity (ISO 2471, TAPPI T425 89% white plate)*2
CM-5/CR-5 only: Gardner, Iodine Color Number, Hazen/APHA, European Pharmacopoeia, US Pharmacopeia
Pro onlyWI (CIE1982, ASTM E313-73, Hunter, ASTM E313-98, BERGER, TAUBE, STENSBY, Ganz); YI (ASTM D1925-70, ASTM E313-73, ASTM E313-98, DIN 6167); B (ASTM E313-73); Tint (CIE 1982, ASTM E313-98, Ganz); Standard Depth (ISO 105.A06); Brightness  (TAPPI T452, ISO 2470); Density (Status A, Status T); Dominant Wavelength; Excitation Purity; 555; RxRyRz; Grey Scale/Grey Scale Rating (ISO 105.A05); K/S Strength (Apparent, (ΔE*ab, ΔL*, ΔC*, ΔH*, Δa*, Δb*, Maximum absorption, Total wavelength, User wavelength); Strength; Pseudo strength; Staining degree/degree grade (ISO 105.A04E); NC#; NC#Grade; Ns; Ns Grade; Signal color index; 8° gloss/8° gloss difference (for simultaneous SCI/SCE measurements only);
FF/FF difference (CM-M6); User equation; Haze (ASTM D1003-97)*2
Color difference formulaPro, LiteΔE*ab (CIE1976); ΔE00 (CIE DE2000) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔE99(DIN99), ΔE(Hunter); ΔE*94 (CIE 1994) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; CMC and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔE99o and each component of lightness; saturation and hue
Pro onlyΔE*94 (Special) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔEc(degree)(DIN 6175-2); ΔEp(degree)(DIN 6175-2); FMC-2; NBS 100; NBS 200; Audi2000
IlluminantPro, LiteA, C, D50, D65, F2, F11
Pro onlyD55, D75, F6, F7, F8, F10, F12, U50, ID50, ID65, LED-B1, LED-B2, LED-B3, LED-B4, LED-B5, LED-BH1, LED-RGB1, LED-V1, LED-V2, User illuminant (100 maximum)
and canvas objects
Pro, LiteSpectral reflectance (transmittance) and its difference; L*a*b* absolute color distribution; Hunter Lab absolute color distribution; ΔL*a*b* color difference distribution; Hunter ΔLab; xy chromaticity diagram; Trend graph; Histogram; Multichannel graph; 2D user-specified axis graph

Text labels, Numerical labels, Images, Data lists, Statistics, Pseudo-color patches

Pro onlyK/S and its difference; Absorbance and its difference
FeaturesPro, Lite<Measurement>
Viewfinder (CM-36d series); Manual averaging measurement; Trigger measurement (excluding CM-3700A, CM-3600A and CM-3610A)<Data>
Categorize by tags; Attaching images/comments; Evaluation results·pass/fail judgment; Import/export; Stored data reading/target data writing (excluding CM-3700A, CM-3600A, CM-3610A and CM-36d series)<Other>
Shortcut key settings; Display template creation / output / appication; Report printing; Printing to serial printer; Sound (on measurement, pass judgment, fail judgment)
Pro only<Calibration>
User calibration, UV adjustment<Measurement>
Interval measurement<Security>
User management/operation restrictions<Data>
Data search under specified conditions; User illuminant source registration (manual input, from file, from CL-500); Automatic selection of standards; Auto tolerance; Classification by user defined information<Other>
QC template creation/editing/output; Macro function; External software startup; Job settings (CM-26d/CM-25d/CM-26dG, CM-25cG)
Number of files and dataNumber of files that can be opened simultaneously: 10
Number of data that can be stored in a file: 10,000 (total of target data and measurement data)
Supported file formatesNX2 (.mesx2, .mtpx2), NX (.mtp, .mes, .mea; reading only); Other (.csv (output only), .cxf);
SpectraMagic DX files (.mesx) need to be converted to .mes with a conversion toolNX2 QC template (.qctp; Lite: application only)
Display languagesJapanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Turkish, Russian, Polish, Korean
Minimum Computing Requirements*3

  • OS:  Windows® 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1803 or higher/ Windows® 11 Pro
  • CPU: Intel® Core i5 2.7 GHz or higher processor (recommended)
  • Memory: 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)
  • Storage: 10 GB or more
  • USB port: Required for dongle version
  • Connection to external network: Required for activation

*1: Instruments with new firmware versions are supported, while those with old firmware versions may not be compatible.
*2: For opacity measurements (ISO 2471, TAPPI T425 89% white plate) and haze measurements (ASTM D1003-97), the software measurement procedure and calculations follow the corresponding standards. The instrument used will determine whether the geometric requirements of the corresponding standard are met.
*3: The hardware of the computer system must meet or exceed the greater of the recommended system requirements for the compatible OS being used or the above specifications.
*Specifications subject to change without notice.


SpectraMagic™ NX2

Catalog Download: Download PDF (0.67MB)

Owner’s Manual: Download PDF (3.10MB)

Installation Guide: Download PDF (1.70MB)

SMNX2 Ver. 1.20 (Combined Trial / Update Edition): Download

SMNX2 License Activation Tool CM-LAT1: Download


SpectraMagic™ NX2 Color Data Software

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