These new spectrodensitometers are available in 2 models: the FD-5 and FD-7. Both are lightweight, handheld models that can measure density and color while taking into account the fluorescence of the paper substrate. Both models provide repeatable data and also have inter-instrument agreement when communicating color within plants, between printing locations, or with brand management companies.
The SDK is available for the FD-5 and FD-7 and allows third party software developers and integrators the ability to interface their software with the FD device. Developers can now incorporate measurements that directly correspond to the latest ISO 13655.2 guidelines. The advantage is that measurements can be taken under multiple illuminants such as M0, M1, M2 and user-defined can all be achieved within one single device, the company said.
FD-Series Spectrodensitometers are available for purchase from select graphic arts distributors and from Konica Minolta Sensing. Further information can be found at www.konicaminolta.com/sensingusa.