FD-9 Auto-Scanning Spectrophotometer



FD-9 Auto-Scanning Spectrophotometer: $5700.00

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The FD-9 Auto-Scanning Spectrophotometer is the Worlds Fastest Auto-Scanning Spectrophotometer!

The key to success for the modern professional print business is automation and accuracy. The Konica Minolta FD-9 Auto Scan Spectrophotometer is the ideal tool for print color management, combining speed, accuracy, ease-of-use and versatility.

The FD-9 only takes ~four minutes to scan an A3-sized chart with 1500 patches, 47 columns and 32 rows of 6 x 6 mm patches within one single scan! Users obtain data for M0, M1 and M2, conforming to ISO13655:2009 and offering improved certainty of colors and OBA. The FD-9 uses a free-format-function enabling it to measure virtually every chart that might be used to calibrate printers and create profiles.

Making it even easier to use is it has a full color LCD screen which provides enhanced user operation. It also features both USB and Ethernet connectivity enabling you to easily share one FD-9 between multiple machines. With the unique integrated image scanner, it enables automatic chart alignment and can read QR codes for fully automated sheet and chart identification. Similar to the groundbreaking FD-7, the FD-9 features built-in wavelength calibration and temperature drift compensation, maximizing day to day accuracy and reliability. FD-9 also includes FD-S2w measurement utility software as a standard accessory. The software enables easy measurement of color charts with or without definition file. The optional automatic sheet feeder (not available yet) enables continuous measurement which is perfect for users who have to measure dozens of sheets every day. The automatic sheet feeder enables up to 100 sheets to be pre-loaded and measured with minimal user input. Combined with the QR code reader function, the measurement results can be automatically linked to the printed sheet.


Notable Features

  • Auto scanning enables consistently precise measurements The FD-9 is capable of automatic measurement of color charts used for color calibration of printers. The FD-9 can acquire color measurement data under the ISO measurement illumination conditions M0, M1 and M2 in a single scan, thus enabling faster and more accurate color measurement than if done manually
  • Existing color charts can be used Unlike conventional auto-scanning chart readers that require color charts made specifically for the instrument, the FD-9 allows even first-time customers to obtain good results using existing color charts, thanks to Konica Minoltas proprietary image processing technology which automatically recognizes the positions of patches to measure on the printout.
  • FD-9 is Maxwell compatible
  • FD-9 is Curve4 compatible


Add Maxwell MeasureWatch + COLORef Bundle with your FD-9 purchase

  • Early problem identification of your FD-9
  • Know exactly when your FD-9 instrument varies or needs servicing
  • Reduce or avoid yearly manufacturer calibrations and certifications of your FD-9
  • Aligns well with ISO instrument conformance programs
  • Protecting your FD-9 investment

MeasureWatch® is a Maxwell focused service specifically for tracking spectrophotometer instruments accuracy, performance and conformance to a standard or with other instruments. MeasureWatch performs Pass/Fail reporting, custom label printing, Trend Analysis and other strong reporting and analysis. MeasureWatch combined with a reference CRM is a perfect solution to measure, manage, track and analyze any spectrophotometer within your workflow or enterprise. Maxwell MeasureWatch plus COLORef® CRM (Color Reference Material) bundle is a perfect fit for your FD-9 and other critical instruments.

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