CM-25cG Portable Color and Gloss Meter

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CM-25cG Portable Color and Gloss Meter

The CM-25cG is a compact and lightweight portable spectrophotometer with 45°c:0° geometry and a true high performance 60°-gloss-sensor. The 45°c:0° geometry used is renowned for providing color values offering excellent correlation to visual perception. This is achieved by fully excluding surface effects of gloss and/or texture. The built-in gloss-sensor accurately measures surface gloss.

Being fully compatible to the previous CM-2500c model, the CM-25cG’s perfect circular optical system (defined as 45°c:0°) achieves high accuracy and repeatability, especially on textured or structured surfaces, regardless of measurement direction. Not only does it measure color, but also true 60°-gloss at the same time and, as a world premiere, not only for standard MAV aperture size (10mm) but also for small measurement areas with 3mm spot size.

The CM-25cG is lightweight and uses a large and easy-to-read color display to show and manage measurement data either numerically or graphically. For correct positioning on a sample, the CM-25cG is the first device offering a true optical sample viewer in a 45°:0° geometry instrument.

CM-25cG – Portable spectrophotometer

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  • Unique 45°c:0° geometry spectrophotometer with 60° gloss measurement and optical sample preview
  • Two measurement areas: MAV (8mm) and SAV (3mm) for color and MAV (10mm) and SAV (3mm) for gloss in one instrument
  • Xenon Flash illumination for best accuracy on dark colors
  • Measurement speed approx. 1s
  • 360-740 nm wavelength range, 10 nm resolution
  • Lightweight (~600g with battery), compact and rugged for on-site measurements
  • Connectable via USB and optional Bluetooth®
  • Large and easy-to-read high-resolution 2.7” color display
  • Group sorting of data by user-definable tags


Illumination/viewing system45°c:0° method (45° circumferential illumination, 0° vertical viewing)
CIE No.15, ISO 7724/1, ASTM E179, DIN 5033-7, JIS Z 8722 compliant
60° ISO 2813, ISO 7668, ASTM D523, ASTM D2457, DIN 67530, JIS Z8741, JIS K5600 compliant optical system
DetectorDual 40-element silicon photodiode arraysSilicon photo diode
Spectral separation devicePlanar diffraction grating
Wavelength range360 nm to 740 nm
Wavelength pitch10 nm (approx. 10 nm FWHM)
Reflectance range0 to 175%, resolution: 0.01%0-200 GU; Output/display resolution:0.01 GU
Light sourcePulsed Xenon LampWhite LED
Measurement timeApprox. 1.0 second
Minimum interval between measurementsApprox. 2.0 seconds
Battery performanceStandalone: Approx. 3000 measurements (at 10s intervals at 23°C)
Bluetooth®: Approx. 1000 measurements (at 10s intervals at 23°C)
Measurement/illumination areaMAV: Ø8.0 mm / 12 x 16 mm
SAV: Ø3.0 mm / 12 x 16 mm
MAV: Ø10 mm
SAV: Ø3.0 mm
RepeatabilityStandard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.04 (Measurement conditions: White calibration plate measured 30 times at 10-second intervals after white calibration was performed)0 – 10 GU:

10 – 100 GU:

>100 GU:

Inter-Instrument AgreementWithin ΔE*ab 0.15 (Average for 12 BCRA Series II color tiles compared to values measured with master body at 23°C)Gloss value (MAV):
0 – 10 GU:
10 – 100 GU:
(MAV. Compared to values measured with a master body under Konica Minolta standard conditions)
InterfaceUSB 2.0 Standard, Bluetooth® Optional
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 values/graph, colorimetric values/graph, colour difference values/graph, PASS/FAIL judgment, pseudo colour, colour assessment
Color space / Colorimetric dataXYZ, Yxy, CIELAB, CIELCh, HunterLAB, ∆E*ab, ∆E94, ∆E00, CMC (I:c), ∆EHunter, MI, Munsell, WI (ASTM E313-73/96; CIE(WI/Tint)), YI (ASTM E313-73/96; ASTM D1925), ISO Brightness
Data memoryTargets: 2500
Samples: 7500
Power sourceRechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, USB bus power
Dimensions (W × H × L) [mm]81 x 81 x 224
Weight [g]Approx. 600 (with battery)
Display languagesEnglish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese (simplified), Japanese
Display2.7-inch TFT color LCD
Operating temperature / humidity range5 – 40°C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature / humidity range0 – 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
Optional AccessoriesHard case, Battery charger and spare batteries, stapler-type target mask, Bluetooth® module, SpectraMagic™ DX software
* Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Included Accessories


Calibration Stage
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Flat-Type Battery Cover
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Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
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USB Cable
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USB Power Supply
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Wrist Strap
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