The Konica Minolta benchtop Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV is a versatile color measurement instrument designed for digital color management. This vertical configuration spectrophotometer allows for simultaneous measurements of color and gloss, including additional features like UV adjustment, etc., making it a valuable color measurement instrument for various applications like pulp, paper, textiles, chemicals, and more.

Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV

The Konica Minolta Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV is a highly precise and reliable benchtop color measuring instrument designed for digital color measurement and management that offers advanced functionality to meet today’s color measurement needs. The successor of the Spectrophotometer CM-3610A, this color measurement instrument is equipped to measure color in reflectance or transmittance mode and features a 60° gloss sensor (ISO 2813 compliant) that enables simultaneous color and gloss measurement, thereby improving work efficiency. 

The Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV comes with the patented Numerical UV Control (NUVC) that facilitates accurate and simple UV adjustments while measuring samples containing optical brighteners (OBA) such as pulp, paper, and textiles. It offers a tight inter-instrument agreement (IIA) of ΔE*ab< 0.12 and repeatability of σ∆E*ab < 0.02, ensuring that the color measurement and data are communicated consistently within the supply chain from suppliers to finished product makers. 

This innovative benchtop spectrophotometer stands out for its user-friendly design. Its vertical orientation ensures easy handling of samples such as cloth and paper. The Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV comes equipped with a viewing function that uses an integrated camera for accurate and easy positioning of samples. It also features an easy-to-read status panel with a measuring button that displays the measurement status and condition settings to minimize operator error and improve work efficiency. The Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV offers four different aperture sizes (Ø 4.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 16.0 mm, and 25.4 mm), catering to a variety of measurement needs. 

The Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV goes beyond conventional color measurement with its innovative Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment (WAA) function (optional). Through the WAA function, users can analyze and adjust any wavelength shift during each calibration, ensuring that the instrument and its measurement remain accurate and reliable over time.

Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV

  • 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.
  • Vertical orientation allows easy handling of samples such as cloth and paper.

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

Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV

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


0 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)

Inter-Instrument AgreementWithin 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 x D) Approx. 300 x 677 x 315 mm
Weight Approx. 14.0 kg

Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV

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Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV

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