The Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV is a vertical format spectrophotometer that offers simultaneous color and gloss measurements. It also comes with a UV adjustment function and is ideal for a wide range of applications such as pulp, paper, textiles, chemicals, etc.

Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV

The Spectrophotometer CM-36dGV, successor to the Spectrophotometer CM-3610A, is a high-precision and high-reliability benchtop color measuring instrument with advanced functions catering to today’s measurement needs.

The CM-36dGV can measure color in either reflectance or transmittance. Equipped with a 60° gloss sensor (ISO 2813 compliant), it enables simultaneous color and gloss measurement that improves work efficiency.

It comes with the patented Numerical UV Control (NUVC) that offers accurate and simple UV adjustments when measuring samples that contain optical brighteners (OBA) such as pulp, paper, and textiles.

The CM-36dGV offers a tight inter-instrument agreement (IIA) of ΔE*ab< 0.12 ΔE*ab< 0.12 and repeatability of σ∆E*ab < 0.02, assuring the measurement and its data are communicated within the supply chain, from suppliers to finished product maker, consistently.

This innovative benchtop spectrophotometer meter is design with enhanced useability. Its vertical orientation allows easy handling of samples such as cloth and paper. With the sample viewing function that uses an integrated camera, the CM-36dGV enables accurate and easy positioning sample.

The CM-36dGV has an easy-to-read status panel with the measuring button. It can display the measurement status and condition settings to minimize operator error and improve work efficiency. It also has four different aperture sizes (Ø 4.0 mm, 8.0 mm, 16.0 mm, and 25.4 mm) to cater to different measurement needs.

Come with the innovative WAA (Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment) function (optional )that analyzes and adjusts any wavelength shift during each calibration, the CM-36dGV can assure 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

Color Illumination/ Viewing System Reflectance:

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 Size Ø152 mm (6 inches)
Detector Dual 40-element silicon photodiode arrays
Spectral Separation Device Diffraction grating
Wavelength Range 360 to 740 nm
Wavelength Pitch 10 nm
Half Bandwidth approx. 10 nm


0 to 200%
Resolution: 0.01%
Light Source 3 Pulsed xenon lamps (2 with UV cut filters)
Illumination / Measurement Area LAV: 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

Repeatability Colorimetric 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 Agreement 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 Setting 100% / 0% / Adjusted

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

Gloss Measurement Angle 60°
Light Source White LED
Detector Silicon photodiode
Measurement Range 0 to 200 GU
Resolution: 0.01 GU
Measurement Area MAV (LAV/LMAV/MAV color measurement area):

Ø10.0 x 8.0 mm ellipse

SAV (SAV color measurement):

Ø3.0 mm

Repeatability 0 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 Agreement 0 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)

Geometry JIS Z 8741 (MAV), JIS K 5600, ISO 2813, ISO 7668 (MAV), ASTM D523-08, ASTM D2457-13, and DIN 67530
Measurement Time Approx. 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 Measurements Approx. 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 Function Using internal camera

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

Internal Performance Check*2 WAA (Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment) Technology
Interface USB 2.0
Target Mask Auto Detection Yes
Power Dedicated AC adapter
Operating temperature / humidity range 13 to 33°C, Relative humidity: 80% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature / humidity range 0 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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