Colour Measurement for Transparent Surfaces

Colour Measurement for Glass, Films, and Transparent Plastic Products

Colour and Surface Measurement for Transparent Building Materials

Measure and control the colour and gloss of materials including glass, films, and plastics

Transparent building materials can pose additional challenges from a consistency and control perspective. Not only any colourants but also thickness, haze, and even small differences in the observer angle can impact the visual effect. 

Konica Minolta Measuring Instruments and software offer customers a solution for accurate colour control of everything from raw materials to completed products. Colour measurement allows organisations to implement data driven process control and quality control procedures that improve output consistency, and produce accurate colour to specification and within tolerances, saving time and waste.

Digital colour data can be used to expedite the supply process, greatly improving the producer's ability to react to the market, reducing the risks and costs associated with producing, distributing, and maintaining physical standards.

Our experts can help your teams to establish digital colour standards and colour difference tolerances that you can share with your supply chain partners. You can leverage the experience of our application teams to quickly establish repeatable, best-practice processes for colour and appearance measurement and control.

For transparent materials, only a benchtop spectrophotometer can measure in transmittance and provide data for haze. All of the benchtop instruments form Konica Minolta are designed with a large open sided transmittance chamber, so the decision ultimately will be driven by any additional features on the instrument, for example the built-in display and operator wizard of the CM-5 or the Wavelength Analysis and Adjustment features of the CM-36dG.

Our benchtop spectrophotometers are manufactured to the highest standards, to provide you with accuracy and traceability alongside innovative features like a built-in display and operator wizard. 

Konica Minolta Measuring Instruments and the team of specialists offer the expertise from hundreds of installations within this field, supported by a network of authorised service facilities in order to offer swift repairs, and to maintain the accuracy and traceability of these instruments year-round.


  • Improve certainty of production process, minimising rework, and maximising final finish quality.
  • Reduce costs throughout the production process by measuring and optimising each step in the process.
  • Improve consistency, set realistic and achievable expectations by benchmarking your own and competitor finishes.



CM-5 Benchtop Spectrophotometer

Features an open transmittance chamber and built-in display with a simple user interface so the device can be used either connected to colour data / colour recipe prediction software or in standalone mode.

CM-36dG Benchtop Spectrophotometer

Innovative benchtop instrument with vertical or horizontal configuration, large transmittance chamber and close tolerance features like wavelength analysis and adjustment software for certainty and traceability of data for recipe prediction.

Rhopoint IQ-S Close-Tolerance Glossmeter

Trigloss 20/60/85° close-tolerance IQ version for maximum accuracy and resolution in all gloss applications. This new generation glossmeter also provides data for Rspec, DOI, and Haze.

SpectraMagic NX2

SpectraMagic NX2 is a colour measurement software package that can be used to interface with Konica Minolta instruments. It provides extended reporting and analysis of colour and colour difference. The user has full control of customisation of templates and reports.



Measurement of Glass

Colour and appearance management of glass transmittance and coating condition is possible. The benchtop spectrophotometer CM-5 can be used to measure the colour and manage the reaction time of synthetic treatments. The Rhopoint IQ-S can be used to measure brushed materials.

Benchtop Spectrophotometer CM-5 with opened transmittance chamber measuring a transparent plastic sample

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