FD-7 Spectrodensitometer

FD-7 Spectrodensitometer: $7945.00 $7595.00

Konica Minolta FD-7 Spectrodensitometer

3-in-1 lightweight, handheld spectrodensitometer that measures:

  • Color
  • Density
  • Illumination


  • FD-7 Spectrodensitometer Body
  • White Calibration Plate
  • Illuminance Adaptor
  • Target Mask
  • Polarization Filter
  • Ruler
  • Protection Glass
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adaptor
  • FD-S1w Data Management Software
  • Soft Case
  • 1 year standard warranty.

OPTIONAL, FD-7 Extended Warranty & Calibration Plans

To avoid reducing efficiency and raising operation costs, we encourage investing in the protection of your equipment. Konica Minolta Sensing offers two different levels of Extended Warranty & Calibration Plans, each designed to fit your equipment needs and most importantly, fit your budget.

  • Silver: Members receive an extended one-year equipment warranty and Preferred Member service time for yearly instrument calibration. Maintenance includes white tile certification, parts, labor, cleaning of optics and calibration of instrument. Accessories are not covered.
  • Gold: Members receive an extended one-year equipment warranty and Preferred Member service time for yearly instrument calibration. In addition, a loaner instrument is provided during the scheduled service of the unit. Maintenance includes white tile certification, parts, labor, cleaning of optics and calibration of instrument. Accessories are not covered.

Color (L*a*b*)

  • Uniquely corresponds to Measurement Condition M1 of ISO 13655.
    • The world's first M1 type. Konica Minolta's original VFS (Virtual Fluorescence Standard) technology enables L*a*b* measurements corresponding to ISO 13655 Measurement Condition M1 (CIE Illuminant D50).
    • In addition, color measurements corresponding to ISO 13655 Measurement Conditions M0 (CIE Illuminant A) and M2 (illumination with UV-cut filter) can also be taken.
  • Industry's first automatic wavelength compensation function.
    • Wavelength compensation is performed automatically at the time of white calibration, so there is no extra work required. 
    • Wavelength compensation, which could previously be performed only through manufacturer servicing, can now be performed daily, drastically increasing the reliability of measurement values.
  • Scan measurements can be performed with FD-7.(only)
    • Manual scan measurements can be performed when the instrument is connected to a PC.
    • With optional software basICColor catch all, the colorimetric values, density values, and spectral reflectance values of various test charts (MediaWedge ECI2002, IT8.7/3, etc.) can be measured in a single operation.
  • Enables color measurements that correspond more closely with visual evaluation.
    • When using conventional instruments to measure materials printed on substrates containing fluorescent whitening agents (FWA), large differences between the results of measurements and visual evaluation may occur. With the new FD-7/FD-5, measurement results correspond more closely to visual evaluation results, including the effects of any FWA in the paper.
  • Spectral Output.
    • Since both spectral reflectance data (380 to 730 nm) under various light sources and spectral irradiance data (380 to 730 nm) of environmental lighting can be measured and output to a computer, it makes the FD-7 ideal for research and development applications.

Density (CMYK)

  • World's lightest, as of 11/1/10
    • The main body weighs only about 350g, and even with the target mask attached it's only about 430g, lighter than any previous spectrodensitometer.
    • This reduces the load on the user's arm during work, improving efficiency when taking measurements over a long time.
  • Worry-free after-sales service
    • Worldwide service centers provide rapid support when needed.
    • A comprehensive service network is in place to ensure that your instrument is always in top shape.
  • Simple Operation
    • Measurements of density, dot area ratio, dot gain, color, and illumination are simple.
    • Operation is performed by just following the instructions in the LCD screen, so anyone can take measurements easily.

Illumination: Lv, Tcp (Color Temperature)

  • Illumination environment light can be measured.
    • The illumination and color temperature of the illumination environment lighting in a color viewing booth or from other color evaluation equipment can be measured.
    • Colorimetric values under the measured light source (colorimetric values more closely corresponding to on-site visual evaluation) can be calculated, resolving color complaints from customers and reducing time and labor in providing customers with the colors they want.

Printing Color Management software: basICColor catch all (Optional accessory):

  • Screen can be easily customized with data list view, pass/fail screen, 3D graph, etc.
  • Compatible with various test charts (MediaWedge, ECI2002, IT8.7/3, etc.).
  • Can be used for process control of offset printing processes (ISO 12647-2).

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WARRANTY explained:

  • Konica Minolta Sensings new equipment is covered by a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Upon inspection, if the product is proven to be defective, it will be repaired free of charge. Following the date of a repair, the warranty will be extended for 90 additional days or the remaining period of the warranty, whichever is longer.
  • The warranty does not apply in the following cases: (a) damage to the product due to mishandling, alteration, accident, impact, dropped, sand, liquid or moisture damage, tampering, battery or chemical corrosion; or, (b) failure to follow operating, maintenance or environmental instructions prescribed by the applicable instruction manual or shipping damage; or, (c) damage caused during service performed by other than Konica Minolta Sensing; or, (d) if the product has had its serial number(s) or other identifying data removed.

FD-7 Specifications:

  • Illumination/viewing system: 45°a: 0°(annular illumination)(Illumination for wavelengths under 400nm is unidirectional.) Conforms to CIE No. 15, ISO 7724/1, DIN5033 Teil 7, ASTM E 1164, and JIS Z 8722 Condition a for reflectance measurements.
  • Spectral separation device: Concave grating
  • Wavelength range: Spectral reflectance: 380 to 730 nm; Spectral irradiance: 360 to 730 nm
  • Wavelength pitch: 10 nm
  • Half bandwidth: Approx. 10 nm
  • Measurement area: Ø3.5mm
  • Light source: LED
  • Measurement range: Density: 0.0D to 2.5D; Reflectance: 0 to 150%
  • Short-term repeatability:
    • Density: 0.01D
    • Colorimetric: Within dE00 0.05 (When white plate is measured 30 times at 10-second intervals after white calibration has been performed)
  • Inter-instrument agreement: Within E00 0.3 (Average of 12 BCRA Series II color tiles compared to values measured with a master body under Konica Minolta standard conditions)
  • Measurement time: Approx. 1.4 s (single-point reflectance measurement)
  • Displayed values: Colorimetric values, color-difference values, density values, density-difference values, dot area ratio, dot gain, PASS/FAIL judgment, illuminance, correlated color temperature
  • Measurement conditions: Corresponding to ISO 13655 Measurement Conditions M0 (CIE Illuminant A), M1 (CIE Illuminant D50), and M2 (illumination with UV-cut filter); User-defined illuminant
  • Illuminants: A, C, D50, ID50, D65, ID65, F2, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, User-defined illuminant
  • Observers: 2° Standard Observer, 10° Standard Observer
  • Color spaces: L*a*b*, L*C*h, Hunter Lab, Yxy, XYZ and color-difference in these color spaces
  • Color-difference equations: E*ab (CIE 1976), E*94 (CIE 1994), E00 (CIE 2000), E (Hunter), CMC (l:c)
  • Indexes: WI (ASTM E313-96); Tint (ASTM E313-96); ISO Brightness (ISO 2470-1); D65 Brightness (ISO 2470-2); Fluorescence index
  • Density: ISO Status T, ISO Status E, ISO Status A, ISO Status I; DIN16536
  • Storable data: Colorimetric target data: 30 data; Density target data: 30 data
  • Display language: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified)
  • Scanning measurements: Scanning measurement of a color chart can be performed.
  • Interface: USB 2.0 (Available when using PC software)
  • Output data: Displayed values; Spectral reflectance data; Spectral irradiance data (Available when using PC software)
  • Power: Rechargeable internal lithium-ion battery (Number of measurements per charge: Approx. 2,000 when new); AC adapter; USB bus power
  • Dimensions (W × D × H): 70 × 165 × 83mm (Body only); 90 × 172 × 84mm (With target mask attached)
  • Weight: Approx. 350g (Body only); Approx. 430g (With target mask attached)
  • Operating temperature/humidity range: 10 to 35°C, 30 to 85% relative humidity with no condensation
  • Storage temperature/humidity range: 0 to 45°C, 0 to 85% relative humidity with no condensation

Accessories / Bundles / Upgrades / Add-ons
FD-7 Silver Extended Warranty Plan: $999.00
FD-7 Gold Extended Warranty Plan: $1199.00
Target Mask for FD: $111.00
AC Adaptor (120V) for FD: $38.00
USB Cable for FD: $38.00
Ruler for FD: $168.00
Protection glass for FD: $100.00
Soft Case for FD: $49.00
basICColor catch all software: $1680.00 $1533.00