spectrophotometer cm-26dG

Highest Level Of Repeatability With High Inter-Instrument Agreement With Incomparable Speed And High Usability 

Konica Minolta new CM-26dG spectrophotometer is the latest product line-up with a 2-in-1 designed model capable for measuring both color and gloss simultaneously. It is built with d:8° and integrated with 60° gloss measurement. Because color and gloss can be perform simultaneously with a single device, no separate and switching between  spectrophotometer and glossmeters are needed. This improves work efficiency especially when measuring a large quantity of samples.

Konica Minolta CM-26dG has the highlest level of repeatability and inter-instrument agreement amongst the portable spectrophotometers. Because of the way supply chains are constantly being built and modified, data needs to be shared amongst increasingly more sites. This has made high repeatability and high inter-instrument agreement prerequisites for portable spectrophotometers.

The CM-26dG has a viewfinder brightly illuminates the measurement point with an LED to make target alignment faster, easier and more precise. It also incorporates a pointer that makes it even easier to identify the measurement area. 

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Spectrophotometer CM-26dG

  • di:8°, de:8° (diffused illumination, 8° viewing angle)
  • Compliance to DIN 5033 Teil 7, JIS Z 8722 Condition “c”, ISO 7724/1, CIE No.15
  • Integrated 60° gloss measurement
  • Gloss Measurement Compliance to JIS Z8741 (MAV only), JIS K5600,
    ISO 2813, ISO 7668 (MAV only), ASTM D523-08, ASTM D2457-13, DIN 67530
  • High Inter-Instrument Agreement(IIA)
    • ∆E*ab< 0.12; Average of BCRA 12 Tiles (CM-26d)
  • Changeable measuring aperture
    • Color : MAV Ø8mm and SAV Ø3mm measurement areas 
    • Gloss : MAV : 10  x 7 mm and SAV : Ø3 mm
  • Viewfinder for easy target alignment
  • JOB function*1 for creating workflows (with graphical instructions)
  • Configuration Tool CM-CT1 software (standard accessory)
  • Bluetooth ready

*1 Setting enabled by SpectraMagic NX (Ver. 2.9 or later, sold separately)

Spectrophotometer CM-26dG specifications

di: 8°, de: 8° (diffuse illumination: 8° viewing)
SCI (specular component included) / SCE (specular component excluded) switchable
Integrating sphereØ54mm
Light sourcePulsed Xenon Lamp x 2
DetectorDual 40-element silicon photodiode arrays
Spectral separation devicePlanar diffraction grating
Wavelength range360 nm to 740 nm
Wavelength pitch10 nm (approx. 10 nm Half Bandwidth
Reflectance range0 to 175%, resolution: 0.01%
Illumination Area12 × 12.5 mm (circle + ellipse)
Measurement areaMAV: Ø8.0 mm or SAV: Ø3.0 mm 
Measurement time Approx. 1 sec (Measurement mode: SCI + Gloss or SCE + Gloss)
[From pressing trigger button to measurement completion]
Minimum interval between measurementsApprox. 2.0 seconds (Measurement mode: SCI + Gloss or SCE + Gloss)
Battery performanceMeasurement mode: SCI + Gloss or SCE + Gloss (with dedicated lithium battery
Standalone: Approx. 3000 measurements (at 10s intervals at 23°C)
Bluetooth®: Approx. 1000 measurements (at 10s intervals at 23°C)
RepeatabilityStandard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.02 (Measurement conditions: White calibration plate measured 30 times at 5-second intervals after white calibration was performed)
Within ΔE*ab 0.12 (Average for 12 BCRA Series II color tiles; MAV SCI; compared to values measured with master body at 23°C)
UV adjustmentUV 100% / UV 0%
Applicable standardsDIN 5033 Teil 7, JIS Z 8722 Condition “c”, ISO 7724/1, CIE No.15
CIE Observer2° and 10° CIE standard colorimetric observer
CIE IlluminantsA, C, D50, D65, F2, F6, F7, F8, F10, F11, F12, ID50, ID65, User illuminant
(simultaneous evaluation with two light sources possible)
Display dataSpectral graph, colorimetric values/graph, colour difference values/graph, PASS/FAIL judgment, pseudo colour
Colorimetric valuesXYZ, Yxy, CIELAB, CIELCh, HunterLAB, color difference in these spaces and Munsell (C),
IndexesMI, WI (ASTM E313-73); CIE(WI/Tint)), YI (ASTM E313-73; ASTM D1925), ISO Brightness (ISO 2470). Strength, Opacity, Gray scale, User index *1
Color difference equations∆E*ab, ∆E94, ∆E00, CMC (I:c), Hunter ∆E / DIN99o
Data memoryTargets: 1000  Samples: 5100
Measurement angle60° 
Light sourceWhite LED
DetectorSilicon photo diode 
Measurement range0-200 GU; Output/display resolution:0.01 GU
Measurement areaMAV: 10 mm x 7 mm ; SAV: Ø3.0 mm
RepeatabilityStandard deviation
0 to 9.99 GU: Within 0.1 GU
10 to 99.99 GU: Within 0.2 GU
100 to 200 GU: Within
0.2% of indicated value
(When measured 30 times at 5-second
intervals after calibration)
0 to 9.99 GU: Within ±0.2 GU
10 to 99.99 GU: Within 0.5 GU
(MAV; compared to values measured with
a master body under KONICA MINOLTA
standard measurement conditions
Standard ComplianceISO 2813, ISO 7668 (MAV only), ASTM D523-08, ASTM D2457-13, DIN 67530, JIS Z8741 (MAV only), JIS K5600 compliant optical system
InterfaceUSB 2.0; Bluetooth® (SPP-compatible. Optional Bluetooth module)
Power sourceDedivated lithium-ion battery (removable), USB bus power (with lithium-ion battery installed) Dedicated AC-Adapter (with lithium-ion battery installed)
Charging timeApprox. 6 hour
Viewfinder FunctionAvailable (with white LED illumination)
Display languagesEnglish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese (simplified), Japanese
Display2.7-inch TFT color LCD with reversible portrait viewonf mode
Operating temperature /
humidity range
5 – 40°C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature /
humidity range
0 – 45°C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Standard accessoriesCalibration stage, Lithium-Ion battery, flat-type battery cover, wrist strap, USB cable, USB power supply and *Spectrophotometer Configuration Tool CM-CT1 *Available for download on the web
Optional AccessoriesHard case, Battery charger and spare batteries, stapler-type target mask, Bluetooth®module, Target sheet for gloss and SpectraMagic™ NX software
(W × H × L) [mm]
Approx. 81 x 93 x 229
Weight [g]Approx. 660