The Spectrophotometer CM-36dG is a versatile benchtop color measurement instrument capable of measuring color in terms of both reflectance and transmittance, in addition to gloss and UV adjustments. It boasts exceptional inter-instrument agreement (IIA), making it a reliable choice for various applications such as plastics, paints, and chemicals. Its various innovative functions and features ensure accurate and stable measurement results, catering to the diverse needs of industries that rely on color measurement for product development and quality control.

Spectrophotometer CM-36dG

The Spectrophotometer CM-36dG, the successor to the popular Spectrophotometer CM-3600A, is an advanced and versatile benchtop color measurement instrument designed for digital color management that offers unparalleled precision and reliability. This advanced spectrophotometer caters to the color measurement requirements of various industries with its innovative features and functions.

Equipped with capabilities to measure color in both reflectance and transmittance, the Spectrophotometer CM-36dG also boasts a 60° gloss sensor for simultaneous color and gloss measurement, enhancing work efficiency. It also comes with the patented Numerical UV Control (NUVC) feature that simplifies UV adjustments, especially for samples with optical brighteners like paper and textiles.

The Spectrophotometer CM-36dG offers outstanding inter-instrument agreement (IIA) and repeatability, ΔE*ab< 0.12 and σ∆E*ab < 0.02, respectively, ensuring reliable and consistent measurements across the supply chain, from suppliers to final product manufacturers.

Engineered for enhanced user experience, the CM-36dG boasts a user-friendly status panel and a convenient measurement button. It also provides a sample viewing function equipped with an integrated camera for precise and effortless sample positioning.

The Spectrophotometer CM-36dG features a spacious, open-sided transmission chamber that simplifies measuring transparent or translucent samples of any size. Its flat-back design allows for vertical measurements, while the front plate includes four screw holes for effortless installation of custom adapter/sample holders. Equipped with apertures in four sizes – Ø 4.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 16.0 mm, and 25.4 mm, the CM-36dG ensures versatility to meet diverse measurement requirements.

Optionally, the Spectrophotometer CM-36dG can now use its Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment (WAA) function to analyze and correct any wavelength shifts during calibration, ensuring measurement stability and reliability 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*2WAA (Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment) Technology
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Target Mask Auto DetectionYes
PowerDedicated AC adapter
Operating temperature / humidity range13 to 33°C, Relative humidity: 80% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature / humidity range0 to 40°C, Relative humidity: 80% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Size (W x H xD) Approx. 248 x 250 x 498 mm
Weight Approx. 8.4 kg

Spectrophotometer CM-36dG

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Spectrophotometer CM-36dG

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