SpectraMagic™ NX Color Data Software (Discontinued)

SpectraMagic™ NX Color Data Software

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SpectraMagic™ NX Color Data Software
SpectraMagic™ NX Color Data Software
SpectraMagic™ NX Color Data Software

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SpectraMagic™ NX Color Data Software

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Used in conjunction with a Konica Minolta Sensing spectrophotometer or colorimeter, SpectraMagic NX is a software program designed to record color measurement results and provide a more detailed analysis of a sample’s color. This versatile program allows users to store easily and find measurement data and color values, precisely identify color inconsistencies through easy-to-understand assessment reports and detailed graphs, and effectively evaluate the color and appearance of samples through a more comprehensive, sophisticated process. Its features and advanced capabilities make it ideal for R&D analysis, quality control inspections, and process control procedures.

SpectraMagic NX is available in Pro version for applications requiring more advanced analysis functions and the Lite version for basic use. Both versions are compatible with Konica Minolta Sensing spectrophotometers and select colorimeters, providing users with a complete color quality control solution.


  • Two version options available in Pro version for more advanced analysis functions and Lite version for basic use
  • Color difference assessments and pass/fail assessments can be performed using standard or customized evaluation formulas to identify color inconsistencies and determine if the sample meets the defined color standard
  • Pre-defined or customized templates can be used to save, display, and print reports, including various visual graphs, measurement data lists, and color assessment results
  • Provides step-by-step navigation, including picture illustrations, to guide users through measurement and software use
  • (Pro version only) Automated measurement processes can be set up as macros and automated to improve efficiency and avoid errors
  • (Pro version only) Tolerance values can be calculated automatically using DE*ab, CMC, CIE94, CIE2000, and other formulas to determine if the color difference between a sample and the standard passes inspection
  • Seven language options – English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese
  • Used in conjunction with Konica Minolta Sensing spectrophotometers and select colorimeters for a complete color quality control solution


Model Spectramagic™ NX
Minimum Computing Requirements
OS Windows®10 Pro 32 bit, 64 bit; Windows®11 Pro (English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese, and Hangul versions)

  • The hardware of the computer system to be used must meet or exceed the greater of the recommended system requirements for the compatible OS being used of the following specifications.
CPU Pentium® III 600 MHz or higher (recommended)
Memory 128 MB (256 MB recommended)
Hard disk 450 MB available disk space (At least 400 MB of available space is required in the systems drive.)
Display Display unit capable of showing at least 1,024 x 768 dots/16-bit colors
Other DVD-ROM drive (required for installation); one free USB port for protection key; one free port (serial port for addiotna USB post) for connection to instrument when connecting via cable (or USB port for USB Bluetooth® adapter when using a USB Bluetooth® adapter for preforming communication with CM-700d or CM-600d via Bluetooth®); Internet Explorer Ver. 5.01 or later
Compatible Instrument
CM-3700A; CM-3600A; CM-3610A; CM-5; CM-3700d; CM-3600d; CM-3610d; CM-3630; CM-3500d; CM-3500; CM-700d/600d; CM-25cG; CM-2600d/2500d/2500c; CM-512m3A; CM-512m3; CM-400/410; FD-7/5
Color Space L*a*b, L*C* h, Lab99, LCh99, XYZ, Hunter Lab, Yxy, L*u’v’, L*u*v* and their color differences; Munsell (C, D65)
Index MI, GU (CM-25cG only), WI (CIE 1982, ASTM E313-73, ASTM E313-96, HUNTER, BERGER, TAUBE, STENSBY, Ganz), Tint (CIE 1982, ASTM E313-96, Ganz), YI (ASTM D1925-70, ASTM E313-73, ASTM E313-96, DIN6167), WB (ASTM E313-73), Standard Depth (ISO 105.A06), Brightness (TAPPI T452, ISO2470), Opacity (ISO 2471, TAPPI T425 89% White Plate), Haze (ASTM D1003-97)v, Density (Status A, Status T), Dominant Wavelength, Excitation Purity, RXRYRZ, 8 degree gloss value (CM-3600A, CM-3610A, CM-5, CM-3600d, CM-700d/600d, CM-2600d/2500d only), user equation, each difference, 555, Strength, Pseudo Strength, Staining degree (ISO 105.A04E), Staining degree rating (ISO 105.A04E), Grey scale (ISO 105.A05), Grey Scale Rating (ISO 105.A05), K/S strength (Apparent ( ΔE*ab, ΔL*, ΔC*, ΔH*, Δa*, Δb*), maximum absorption, total wavelength, user wavelength), NC#, NC# Grade, Ns, Ns Grade, Signal color index
Only when measurement are taken with CM-5 connected: Gardner, Iodine Color Number, Hazen/ APHA, European Pharmacopoeia, US Pharmacopeia
*With some instrument types, the illuminating/light-receiving optical system may not satisfy the definition of haze (ASTM D1003-97). However, this presents no problem as long as the value is used as a relative value.
Color difference formula ΔE*ab (CIE 1976), ΔE00 (CIE DE2000) and each component of lightness, saturation and hue, ΔE99 (DIN99), ΔE*94 (CIE 1994) and each component of lightness, saturation and hue, ΔE (Hunter), CMC (I:c) and each component of lightness, saturation and hue, FMC-2, NBS 100, NBS 200, ΔEc (degree) (DIN 6175-2), ΔEp (degree) (DIN 6175-2)
Observer 2° or 10° Standard Observer
Illuminant A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F6, F7, F8, F10, F11, F12, U50, ID50, ID65, User illuminant 1 to 3
Graph Display Spectral reflectance (transmittance) and its difference, K/S and its difference, Absorbance and its difference, L*a*b*absolute value, ΔL*a*b* (2D/3D color difference distribution, MI), Hunter Lab absolute value, Hunter ΔLab (color difference distribution), xy chromaticity diagram, Trend chart and histogram of each color space and color difference formula, Pseudo color display
Image Display Link between measured value and image data (JPEG or BMP format), Insertion of custom images
Instrument control Measurement/calibration
Automatic average measurement: 2 to 999 measurements
Manual average measurement: Any number of measurements (Standard deviation and average value are displayed in the color space selected during measurement.)
Remote measurement (Excluding the CM-3000 Series)
Instrument setting
Upload of data stored in the instrument (Excluding the CM-3000 Series)
List view of data stored in the instrument (Excluding the CM-3000 Series)
Target data Registration of several target colors (Automatic target color selection), Manual input and registration of colorimetric data by specifying color space, Target data download to the instrument (Excluding the CM-3000 Series)
Data list List view and editing of target/measured data (delete, sort, averaging, copy & paste, search, file merge)
Link between JPEG images, Display of statistic value and pass/fail ratio
Visual judgement result input function, Additional data information inputting/listing function
External I/O Loading/saving data files in original format (Extension: mes) (Several files can be loaded.)
Loading/saving template files in original format (Extension: mtp) (Several files can be loaded.)
Saving of data in text format (CSV, TXT), saving of data in XML format, Copy of listed data to the clipboard
Display Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Portuguese
Help Function Navigation display, “Precise Color Communication” Tutorial, Manual
Screen Display Number of files that can be opened simultaneously: 20
Number of data that can be stored in a file: Target data: 5,000, Measurement data: 5,000
Instrument status details window display
Operation Operation is easy thanks to an operation screen with large buttons, use of function-assigned keys instead of a mouse, the Navigation function, and the Macro function.

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