The innovative operation of the CM-5 makes color measurement simple for everyone right from the start. The first screen after being switched on lets users select the Operation Wizard, which will guide them through making settings. Automatic calibration can be selected so that calibration is automatically performed immediately after power is switched on each time.
Despite its simple operation, the CM-5 is equipped with a full range of advanced functions for standalone operation and a large color LCD that can show data not just numerically but also on spectral graphs and color plots without the need for a separate computer. Measurements of both reflectance and transmittance are possible, and judgment of PASS/FAIL based on user-set tolerances can be performed.