The Spectrophotometer CM-36dG can measure color, both reflectance and transmittance, as well as gloss and UV adjustments. With excellent inter-instrument agreement (IIA), usability enhancements, and innovative features, the CM-36dG is ideal for applications like plastics, paints, chemicals, etc.

Spectrophotometer CM-36dG

Successor to the popular Spectrophotometer CM-3600A, the Spectrophotometer CM-36dG is an advanced benchtop color measurement instrument, offering high accuracy and repeatability. With its advanced measurement features and functionality, the CM-36dG is designed to meet the measurement needs of today’s industries.

With the CM-36dG, you can measure color in both reflectance and transmittance, and it even includes a 60° gloss sensor for simultaneous color and gloss measurement, improving work efficiency and ensuring precise results. The patented Numerical UV Control (NUVC) allows for easy UV adjustments when measuring samples with optical brighteners (OBA), such as paper and textiles.

The CM-36dG provides excellent inter-instrument agreement (IIA) and repeatability, with ΔE*ab< 0.12 and σ∆E*ab < 0.02, respectively. This ensures consistent and reliable measurements throughout the supply chain, from suppliers to finished product makers.

Designed for enhanced usability, the CM-36dG features an easy-to-read status panel and a convenient measuring button. It also includes a sample viewing function with an integrated camera for accurate and easy sample positioning.

The CM-36dG’s large and open-sided transmission chamber allows for easy measurement of transparent or translucent samples of any size. Its flat-back design enables vertical measurements, and the front plate has four screw holes for easy installation of custom adapter/sample holders. With four different aperture sizes, Ø 4.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 16.0 mm, and 25.4 mm, the CM-36dG offers versatility for various measurement needs.

For high stability and reliability, the CM-36dG offers the optional Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment (WAA) function. This innovative feature analyzes and adjusts any wavelength shift during calibration, ensuring the instrument remains stable and reliable over time.


Spectrophotometer CM-36dG

  • Simultaneous color and gloss measurements with high Inter-Instrument Agreement (IIA).
    • Color: ΔE*ab< 0.12 (LAV/SCI; Average of 12 BCRA series II color Tiles)
    • Gloss: ±0.2 GU (MAV; 0 – 10 GU)
  • Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment (WAA) function1.
  • Excellent Inter-Model Agreement (IMA) with CM-3600A series2.
  • Status panel that displays all settings and conditions of the instrument.
  • 4 different measurement area:
    • LAV ø25.4 mm
    • LMAV ø16 mm
    • MAV ø8 mm
    • SAV ø4 mm
  • Sample viewer function3.
  • New instrument design with enhanced usability.
    • Four screw holes on the front plate for installation of customized adapter/sample holders.
    • Large transmittance chamber with easy access and locking function
    • “Flat back” design that allows the instrument to be used as a “top-port” instrument.

1License required.
2For (Specular Component Included) SCI data only.
3Konica Minolta SpectraMagic NX software Ver. 3.2 or later required.

Spectrophotometer CM-36dG

ColorIllumination/ Viewing SystemReflectance:

di:8°, de:8° (diffused illumination, 8° viewing), SCI (Specular Component Included) / SCE (Specular Component Excluded) switchable.

Conforms to CIE No.15, lSO7724/1, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil7, and JIS Z 8722 condition c standards


di:0°, de:0° (diffused illumination, 0° viewing)

Conforms to CIE No.15, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil7, and JIS Z 8722 condition g standards

Integrating Sphere SizeØ152 mm (6 inches)
DetectorDual 40-element silicon photodiode arrays
Spectral Separation DeviceDiffraction grating
Wavelength Range360 to 740 nm
Wavelength Pitch10 nm
Half Bandwidthapprox. 10 nm
Reflectance Range0 to 200%
Resolution: 0.01%
Light Source3 Pulsed xenon lamps (2 with UV cut filters)
Illumination / Measurement AreaLAV: Ø30.0 mm / Ø25.4 mm

LMAV: Ø20.0 mm / Ø16.0 mm

MAV: Ø11.0 mm / Ø8.0 mm

SAV: Ø7.0 mm / Ø4.0 mm

Trans: Ø24.0 mm / Ø17.0 mm

RepeatabilityColorimetric values: Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.02

Spectral reflectance: Standard deviation within 0.1%

(When a white calibration plate is measured 30 times at 10-second intervals after white calibration)



Within ΔE*ab 0.12

(Based on average for 12 BCRA Series II color tiles; LAV/SCI. Compared to values measured with master body under Konica Minolta standard measurement conditions)

UV Setting100% / 0% / Adjusted

Instantaneous numerical adjustment of UV with no mechanical filter movement required*1; 400 nm and 420 nm UV cutoff filters

GlossMeasurement Angle60°
Light SourceWhite LED
DetectorSilicon photodiode
Measurement Range0 to 200 GU
Resolution: 0.01 GU
Measurement AreaMAV (LAV/LMAV/MAV color measurement area):

Ø10.0 x 8.0 mm ellipse

SAV (SAV color measurement):

Ø3.0 mm

Repeatability0 to 10 GU: within 0.1 GU

10 to 100 GU: within 0.2 GU

100 to 200 GU: 0.2%

(When measured 30 times at 10-second intervals)

Inter-Instrument Agreement0 to 10 GU: ±0.2 GU

10 to 100 GU: ±0.5 GU

(MAV. Compared to values measured with master body under Konica Minolta standard conditions)

GeometryJIS Z 8741 (MAV), JIS K 5600, ISO 2813, ISO 7668 (MAV), ASTM D523-08, ASTM D2457-13, and DIN 67530
Measurement TimeApprox. 3.5 second (SCI+SCE measurement)

Approx. 4 second (SCI+SCE+Gloss measurement)

Approx. 2.5 second (Transmittance)

Approx. 3 second (UV-cut/UV-adjusted; SCI or SCE)

Minimum Interval Between MeasurementsApprox. 4 second (SCI+SCE measurement)

Approx. 4.5 second (SCI+SCE+Gloss measurement)

Approx. 3 second (Transmittance)

Approx. 4 second (UV-cut/UV-adjusted; SCI or SCE)

Sample Viewer FunctionUsing internal camera

(Image viewable/copiable using optional software such as SpectraMagic NX software Ver. 3.2 or later)

Internal Performance Check*2