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Randy Klimek

Randy Klimek


Light and Display Sales Manager, Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Randy is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology's Imaging and Photographic Technology B.S. program with minor in Mathematics. He has held positions with the Department of Enegry's Laboratory for Laser Energetics, GretagMacbeth, and X-rite. During his nine year tenure at Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. he has held the position of Technical Support Manager, Project Manager, Midwestern Sales Manager for light measurement devices, and Northeast Regional Sales Manager. Currently he holds the position of Light and Display Sales Manager, serving North and South America with Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. He specializes in light and color measurement instrumentation and software technologies applicable to a broad scope of industrial and scientific use and applies this expertise to solve problems faced by industry and research alike.

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Why Flowers Have Color

Why Flowers Have Color

A Story of Survival

Like humans, flowers inherit their appearance from genes. Pigments are born  into these plants, producing a range of colors across the spectrum. The same chemical, carotenoid, that produ...


How Food Companies Measure Color to Produce Superior Products

How Food Companies Measure Color to Produce Superior Products

The adage goes that we eat first with our eyes. It s no surprise, then, that the food industry spends countless hours creating the ideal shades that we will see when we open a package.

Everyone from the chefs to the mar...


Measuring Haze with a Spectrophotometer

Measuring Haze with a Spectrophotometer

Hazy samples generally appear lighter in color than they actually are. This results from forward scattering of light from the sample's surface or from within. This phenomenon of distortion has been particularly vexing to the pa...


April Showers Bring...Rainbows?

April Showers Bring...Rainbows?

Rainbows are a natural wonder of the world, often illuminating a band of colors across the sky after a rain shower. Their formation has fascinated people since ancient times, with many theories developed on how various colors o...


CL-500A: One of the Best Spectrophotometers on the Market

CL-500A: One of the Best Spectrophotometers on the Market

The CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer, only from Konica Minolta Sensing, is a state-of-the-art light measurement device. It is widely used to evaluate light quality in airports, offices, hospitals and more. But, what sets i...


Pharmaceutical uses of bench top spectrophotometers for R&D and batch control.

Pharmaceutical uses of bench top spectrophotometers for R&D and batch control.

Pharmaceutical uses of bench top spectrophotometers for R&D and batch control.

Pharmaceutical companies must monitor and control production of the small molecules they manufacture and they often rely on ...


How Do You Like Your Coffee?

How Do You Like Your Coffee?

For millions of Americans, a productive day begins with a cup of coffee. In fact, more than 50 percent of the American adult population drinks coffee every day, making the United States one of the largest consumers of coffee wo...


A White (and Blue?) Winter Wonderland

A White (and Blue?) Winter Wonderland

Occupying about 10 percent of the world's land and covering about 30,000 square miles of the United States, glaciers are one of nature's bulldozers - sculpting and carving today's landscapes with their massive bodies of ice....


Why Color Measurement Can Inspire the Light Industry

Why Color Measurement Can Inspire the Light Industry

Photometers are devices that allow for taking and analyzing quantitative measurements of direct, ambient, and reflected light. These devices are able to provide quantitative measurements that are then used by engineer...


The FD Spectrodensitometer for Color Measurement in Packaging and Printing

The FD Spectrodensitometer for Color Measurement in Packaging and Printing

Accurate color measurements are essential to quality control in the packaging and printing industries. Cutting-edge color measurement technologies are key to consistent production of exact coloration. These industries rely on s...


Spectrodensitometers for Packaging Color Accuracy and Consistency

Spectrodensitometers for Packaging Color Accuracy and Consistency

Color is one of the most fundamental aspects of human interaction with the world. When we look at something, its color helps form our initial impression; it is part of basic identity. Color has the power to affect our mood and ...


Satisfy Your Color Measurement Needs

Satisfy Your Color Measurement Needs

If you are interested in measuring color for any reason then you should be looking into Konica Minolta's high-end spectrophotometers. Of course, there are quite a few spectrophotometers to choose from, and if you don't know exa...


The Importance of Calibration for Color Measurement Instruments

The Importance of Calibration for Color Measurement Instruments

Like with any piece of equipment or machinery, color measurement instruments need maintenance to assure that they continue to work correctly and with...


How Plastics Manufacturers Use Benchtop Spectrophotometers in Quality Control

How Plastics Manufacturers Use Benchtop Spectrophotometers in Quality Control

When manufacturing plastic products, plants worldwide use Konica Minolta benchtop spectrophotometers to measure the products  transmitte...


How the Granular Material Attachment Protects CR-400 and CM-700D Color Measurement Instruments

How the Granular Material Attachment Protects CR-400 and CM-700D Color Measurement Instruments

Konica Minolta s spectrophotometers and colorimeters are used around the world for accurate color measurement in a wide range of products and solutions. Numerous industries count on our advanced technology to ensure that color...


Absorption spectrophotometry vs. Ultraviolet-Visible Range Spectrophotometry

Absorption spectrophotometry vs. Ultraviolet-Visible Range Spectrophotometry

Spectrophotometry is a technique employed when quantitative measurement and analysis of specific spectra of light is required. From simple quality assurance techniques to advanced chemical analysis, spectrophotometry ...


Measuring Light Intensity Using a Lux Meter

Measuring Light Intensity Using a Lux Meter

Accurate and quantifiable measurement of light is essential in creating desired outcomes in practical day to day applications as well as unique applications. From measuring the amount of light in a work space surface to ensurin...


What is the difference between radiometers, spectrometers, and spectroradiometers?

What is the difference between radiometers, spectrometers, and spectroradiometers?

Summary: In the field of color sensing and color measurement, there are many different devices that have similar, or similar sounding, names. And while each of these devices detect color and light, they are very different and a...


Detecting Fake Drugs with Spectrophotometers

Detecting Fake Drugs with Spectrophotometers

Spectrophotometers are unique instruments used to analyze the color and appearance of an object. There are many different types of spectrophotometers, each with a specialized purpose. Recently, however, spectrophotometers have ...


Exploring The Colorful World of Rainbow Classification

Exploring The Colorful World of Rainbow Classification

We’ve all met Mr. Roy G. Biv, the helpful mnemonic device for remembering the colors of the light spectrum. What we may not have learned, however, is how much more complicated rainbows can be. As it turns out, there are many ...


Evaluating Gemstones

Evaluating Gemstones

Although the components that go into judging a diamond’s quality are well defined, there is no such agreed upon system when it comes to colored gemstones. Currently, even a six-year-old, given a bit of training, could be qual...


Color-Changing Cyborg Flower Turns Over New Leaf For Bionic Technology

Color-Changing Cyborg Flower Turns Over New Leaf For Bionic Technology

We’ve all seen movies about human and machine hybrids that have super abilities like super strength, X-ray vision and super speed; so on the surface the new bionic flower might seem a little unambitious. Upon closer inspectio...


Could Blue Spiders Be the Key to Natural Blue Food Dye?

Could Blue Spiders Be the Key to Natural Blue Food Dye?

Have you ever heard of a blue tarantula? Well, you have now and it’s not as uncommon as you might think. There are 40 different species of blue tarantulas and they all emit almost the same blue hue.

What makes blue sp...


Garbage in, Brilliance Out

Garbage in, Brilliance Out

In case you haven’t heard, the world has been trying to Go Green for several decades now. We recycle our trash. We drive cars that get higher and higher gas mileage. We no longer use incandescent light bulbs but LED bulbs ins...


Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

New Holiday Laser Light Decorations Raise Concerns for Pilots

You’ve probably seen the latest holiday-lighting decorating trend if you’ve driven around any residential neighborhood. This simple laser spotligh...


LED Implant Research May Hold Key to Curing Neurological Disorders

LED Implant Research May Hold Key to Curing Neurological Disorders

Optogenetics is an exciting field focused around combining genetics and optics to control specific cells of living tissue. As you can imagine, the field of optogenetics has a lot of potential to help cure many illnesses and is ...


The UHD Alliance and the Future of Television

The UHD Alliance and the Future of Television

With the explosion of display innovations in the last decade, the increased competition has also meant that keeping in step with the latest technology trends has become more and more of a gamble for consumers. Case in point, co...


How True Blue is Your Logo?

How True Blue is Your Logo?

When you were a kid, color was simple. Red was red, blue was blue, yellow was yellow. Then you grew up, went to work in the graphics department of a huge corporation and color has turned into a bit of a headache.

Why is...


The Importance of Color Consistency In Cosmetics

The Importance of Color Consistency In Cosmetics

Color is what enables artists to turn a blank canvas into a masterpiece or a white wall into the focal point of a room. While many of us may not have the artistic ability of these professionals, we do paint our own canvases eve...


New Light Discovery Means Major Breakthrough In Understanding Black Holes!

New Light Discovery Means Major Breakthrough In Understanding Black Holes!

2016 has progressed to an exciting start in the astronomy world! Scientists have observed the rare sight of visible light emanating from beside a black hole. Didn't know black holes existed? You're not alone. The National Aeron...


Taking Jet Lag out of Travel with Light

Taking Jet Lag out of Travel with Light

Jet lag has been exhausting and upsetting travelers since fast travel across time zones first became possible. The reason for the sleepiness, the irritability and disorientation is due to the body's internal clock being at odds...


What Is Gloss And How Do You Measure It?

What Is Gloss And How Do You Measure It?

What do a shiny clean car and a fresh manicure have in common? They both have an irresistible shine that catches the eye! What do we have to thank for this lustrous glow? Gloss. Gloss is the attribute of surfaces that causes th...


Understanding Gloss Standards & Units

Understanding Gloss Standards & Units

Gloss is measured by an instrument called a glossmeter which assigns a gloss unit (GU) to a specified surface. The GU scale of a glossmeter is based on a highly polished, reference black glass standard with a defined refractive...


Defining the Rhopoint IQ-S Goniophotometer!

Defining the Rhopoint IQ-S Goniophotometer!

A high quality finish is the top priority of many industries handling gloss. Orange peel and haze caused by coating formulation, substrate, as well as application and technique conditions can cause a finish to fall flat. To ens...


Butterfly Color Vision Like No Other

Butterfly Color Vision Like No Other

Butterflies are known for having the widest visual range of all wildlife. With a larger visual field than humans and excellent perception of fast-moving objects, their keen sight could be why the species is so abundant. All but...


Non-Contact Technology Can Measure Blood Oxygenation Levels

Non-Contact Technology Can Measure Blood Oxygenation Levels

It was recently announced that a study had discovered that it is possible to measure oxygen saturation of arterial blood (SpO2), a vital sign usually checked at hospitals, with contactless technology. The study was published in...


Light Emitting Tables Improve Health in Alzheimer’s Patients

Light Emitting Tables Improve Health in Alzheimer’s Patients

Light nowadays is commonly thought to disrupt one’s circadian rhythms, thanks to phones, tablets, and televisions that can be watched late into the night. But, properly implemented, artificial light can also do the opposite.<...


Colorblind Monkeys

Colorblind Monkeys

Eyes work by utilizing special cells called cones and rods. Cones perceive color; rods allow us to see in low light environments. When the cones don’t work properly, colorblindness, either for specific colors or all of them, ...


LED Lights Found to Damage Milk

LED Lights Found to Damage Milk

Scientists at Cornell University recently discovered that shining LED lights on milk for a couple of hours can diminish the liquid’s perceived quality more than microbes can. They ran experiments testing age, fat, microbiolog...


Measuring Colors in Vegan Burgers

Measuring Colors in Vegan Burgers

A common problem in making vegetarian or vegan food substitutes is mimicking the appearance of meat products. They do not just need to resemble burgers or hotdogs after they’ve been grilled, but rather all throughout the cook...


Why are Veins Blue?

Why are Veins Blue?

Have you ever wondered why your veins appear blue even though your blood is red? A recent study has revealed a possible explanation for why veins and some nevi, or moles, look blue to the human eye. Before this, research sugges...


How Colors Can Influence Us

How Colors Can Influence Us

The idea of a link between colors and emotions is nothing new. Over 200 years ago, the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published his treatise “Theory of Colors.” While by no means a rigorous scientific text, it inf...


Colorimeters and Their Many Uses

Colorimeters and Their Many Uses

Colorimetry is the study of colors as the human eyes perceive them. As such, colorimeters (also known as chroma meters, color meters or color readers) do not measure spectral output on wavelengths like spectrophotometers, but r...


The Effects of Artificial Light on Bats

The Effects of Artificial Light on Bats

Walking down a street at night, it’s hard not to notice all of the insects flying around the streetlights. This is because the bulbs used emit a large spectrum of wavelengths, with many going into the ultraviolet range, which...


TM-30 Leaves Room for a New Industry-Wide Standard

TM-30 Leaves Room for a New Industry-Wide Standard

The CRI (Color Rendering Index), developed by the International Commission on Illumination, has been used for half a century as a method of evaluating a light source’s color rendering properties. The CRI, however, has been un...


Are Strong LED Street Lights Worth the Risk?

Are Strong LED Street Lights Worth the Risk?

A few weeks ago, we touched on the problems of LED streetlights. Many of them, especially older ones, shine too intensely and feat...


The True Colors of Dinosaurs

The True Colors of Dinosaurs

For over 200 hundred million years, dinosaurs reigned supreme on Earth, and yet we still are not precisely sure what they looked like. Although we have their fossilized skeletons, the relatively recent discovery that they had f...


Visible Light-Based Communication

Visible Light-Based Communication

Almost everyone has an iPhone or Android nowadays and, because of this, other “smart” gadgets, such as fitness trackers and watches, have also become popular. These often use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to run wireless data, but a n...


The Future of the D75 Light Source

The Future of the D75 Light Source

Every light source changes how we perceive colors except for one: natural daylight. However, using natural daylight as a light source for color measurement is practically impossible. Depending on the time of day, the time of ye...


Using Light to Assess Babies' Lungs

Using Light to Assess Babies' Lungs

When the light of a parent’s life is born prematurely, medical attention and monitoring may be required. Often in these cases, the baby’s lungs have not fully developed and scientists need to monitor the infants to ensure t...


Why You Should Use Our Colibri Color Management Software

Why You Should Use Our Colibri Color Management Software

When working with colors, no matter your role or client, you need to ensure that you’re managing them correctly. For example, brand colors need to be a uniform shade across a variety of materials and screens that may make the...


How UV Lights Can Fight MRSA

How UV Lights Can Fight MRSA

Remember MRSA? A few years ago, a health scare surrounding the drug-resistant strain of staph swept through the nation. While the public moved on, scientists did not and now a research team from Columbia University has discover...


Could LEDs Cure Alzheimer's?

Could LEDs Cure Alzheimer's?

Imagine slowly losing your memory. Alzheimer’s disease causes just that. It’s a neurodegenerative illness involving memory loss. Other symptoms include a lack of self-care, disorientation and issues with behavior. It can al...


What Nanostructures Mean for Colors

What Nanostructures Mean for Colors

Ever wonder how peacocks and other animals get their signature colors? Or how the feathers on peacocks always appear blue, even if you look at them from different angles? It’s not because of color pigments, but rather special...


How Blue Light Can Help Detect Bladder Cancer

How Blue Light Can Help Detect Bladder Cancer

One of the challenges in treating any disease is catching it early on. This is especially true for tumors and cancers. Cysview was developed with this in mind to help detect bladder cancer, particularly nonmuscle invasive papil...


How Humans Name Colors

How Humans Name Colors

Despite enormous differences in human languages, researchers have long thought there are patterns behind how certain things receive their names. In particular, they’ve noticed similarities in how colors are given terms. There...


How Light Can Help Autistic Children

How Light Can Help Autistic Children

Light can have a deep influence on people. Different colored lighting can affect our moods, and a lack of natural light can cause depression. This especially applies to those with autism.

Children with autism are especi...


Measuring the Color of Peanut Butter

Measuring the Color of Peanut Butter

We all expect certain colors from certain foods. Ripe tomatoes are red, broccoli is green, and peanut butter is brown. Peanut Butter comes in a variety of textures, but it’s almost always the same shade of brown. This is beca...


How Makeup is Made

How Makeup is Made

Cosmetics are defined by the FDA as products put on human skin “for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness...


How Infrared Light was Discovered

How Infrared Light was Discovered

Sir Frederick William Herschel, the accomplished scientist, was born in 1738 in modern-day Germany. In addition to numerous astronomical achievements, most notably the discovery of Uranus in 1781, he also contributed significan...


The Possible History of Color Vision

The Possible History of Color Vision

Human color vision works by utilizing three different light-sensitive proteins to perceive light wavelengths, called trichromatic vision. Most primates, however, only have dichromatic vision, meaning that they cannot detect the...


How Light Can Cure Baldness

How Light Can Cure Baldness

Since the 1960s, scientists have known that special types of light can help repair and regenerate tissue and stimulate cells. They have been used in a variety of medical treatments, and soon they might start to treat another co...


White or Brown: Should You Scramble to Get the Right Egg Color?

White or Brown: Should You Scramble to Get the Right Egg Color?

There’s a good chance your eggs were white before you decorated them for Easter, since that makes the best canvas, but some chicken breeds lay brown eggs. The difference in color is evident enough, but what if you’re eating...