R & D Preview: Auto Scan Spectrophotometer FD-9
Nieuwegeijn, January 2015
Konica Minolta Develops FD-9, World’s Fastest*1 Auto-Scanning Spectrophotometer, Bringing Improved Accuracy in Color Management to Users in the Printing Industry
To Be Launched Worldwide in the Summer of 2015
Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has developed the FD-9, an auto-scanning spectrophotometer capable of measuring a standard color chart, commonly used in the printing industry for profile creation, at the fastest speed in the world*1. This model will be launched worldwide in the summer of 2015, with repair and calibration services conveniently available at Konica Minolta’s five business centers located around the world.
- Capability of measuring a color chart for profile creation at the fastest speed in the world*1 (in about 4 minutes*2)
The automatic color measuring capability of the FD-9 can significantly reduce the time required for scanning, reduce operator errors and achieve improved accuracy in color measurement.
- User friendly LCD display
The LCD display mounted on the main body allows users to setup, operate and monitor the instrument with ease.
- Network connectivity
The FD-9 can be used in a network environment to serve multiple printers from all major manufacturers.
Konica Minolta is a leading company in the global printing industry with strong presence in the light production printing, providing the high-quality and high-productivity bizhub PRESS digital printing systems and other high-performance equipment. The FD series of spectrophotometers forms part of the total solutions and efficient workflows offered to the customers in the printing industry.
The new model FD-9, incorporating Konica Minolta’s state-of-the-art optical measurement and image processing technologies, brings greater ease, accuracy and efficiency to the color management process in the printing industry. The company’s global service network helps customers reduce the time and cost required to maintain the accuracy, traceability and working life of their equipment. Konica Minolta provides equipment repair, calibration and after-sale support services at five key business centers (Japan, North America, Europe, China and Asia/Pacific) to customers in 150 countries.
Living up to the brand proposition “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta remains committed to maximizing customer satisfaction and enhancing its group-wide corporate value by offering high value-added products and solutions that are precisely tailored to customer needs.
*1: Among auto-scanning colorimeters using the spot measurement method as of January 13, 2015
*2: Time taken to scan an A3-sized chart with 47 columns and 32 rows of 6 x 6 mm patches
About Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V.:
Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V., part of Konica Minolta Inc. Japan, is a leading provider of measurement solutions for applications in the fields of Colour & Appearance and Light Measurements. Konica Minolta Sensing Europe serves the industry in more than 30 countries in the EMEA region with Branches and qualified Distributors. Derived from our state-of-the-art optical and image processing technologies, measuring solutions from Konica Minolta Sensing help improve quality control and support R&D in a wide variety of industries.
Our colour management solutions are essential to control and monitor quality in many areas of manufacturing, such as automotive, coatings, plastic, construction materials, food, chemicals and pharmaceutics. In the innovative area of Light & Display technology, Konica Minolta Colour Analysers enjoy an “industry standard” position. Konica Minolta Sensing will continue to innovate, utilising the latest high-accuracy sensing technology providing solutions that meet the ever-changing needs in diverse fields.