Konica Minolta




SpectraMagic NX is a color measurement software package that can be used to interface with Konica Minolta instruments and provide extended reporting and analysis of color and color difference. The user has full control of customisation of templates and reports.



Windows® 8.1 Professional 32-bit, 64-bit
Windows® 10 Professional 32-bit, 64-bit

(English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, traditional and simplified Chinese, Chinese and Hangul versions available)

Note: The hardware of the computer system to be used must meet or exceed the recommended system requirements for the compatible OS being used or the following specifications!


Pentium® III 600 MHz or higher (recommended)


128 MB (256 MB recommended)

Hard disk

450 MB of available disk space (At least 400 MB of available space is required in the system drive)


Display unit capable showing at least 1024 × 768 dots/256 colours


DVD-ROM drive (required for installation); one free USB port for protection key; one free port (serial port or additional USB port) for connection to

instrument when connecting via cable (or USB port for USB Bluetooth® adapter when using a USB Bluetooth® adapter for performing communication

with CM-700d or CM-600d via Bluetooth®); Internet Explorer Ver. 5.01 or later

Compatible Instruments

CM-25cG, CM-23d, CM-25d, CM-26d, CM-26dG, CM-5, CR-5, CM-512m3A, CM-600d, CM-700d, CM-2500c, CM-2300d, CM-2500d, CM-2600d, CM-3220, CM-3500d, CM-3600d/A, CM-3610d/A, CM-3630, CM-3700d/A, CR-400, CR-410, FD-5, FD-7, CM-36d, CM-36dG, CM-36dGV



Professional Edition ONLY

Colour 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)


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, ISO2470), Opacity (ISO 2471, TAPPI T425 89% White plate) , Haze (ASTM D1003-97)*, Density (Status (ISO 105.A04E), Staining degree rating (ISO 105.A04E), Grey scale (ISO 105.A05), Strength, Pseudo strength, K/S strength (Apparent ΔE*ab,ΔL*,ΔC*,ΔH*,Δa*,b* , Maximum Absorption, total wavelength, user wavelength) NC#, NC Grade

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 procedure B. However, this presents no problem as long as the value is used as a relative value.

Colour difference equation

ΔE*ab (CIE 1976), ΔE*94 (CIE 1994) and each component of lightness, saturation and hue, ΔE00 (CIE DE2000) and each component of lightness, saturation and hue, ΔE99 (DIN99), 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)


2°, 10°


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 equation, Pseudo color display

Image display

Link between measured value and image data (JPEG or BMP format), Insertion of custom images

Instrument control

Automatic average measurement: 1 to 999 measurements
Manual average measurement: Any number of measurements (Standard deviation and average value are displayed in the colour 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)


Registration of several target colours (Automatic target colour selection), Manual input and registration of colorimetric data by specifying colour 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

Help function

Navigation Display