SpectraMagic NX colour measurement software package used to interface with Konica Minolta Measuring Instruments, with the CM-5 benchtop spectrophotometer


SpectraMagic NX is a colour measurement software package that can be used to interface with Konica Minolta instruments and provide extended reporting and analysis of colour and colour difference.

  • Specification of brand colours
  • Default and user generated reports and templates
  • Storage of measurement data
  • Statistical analysis of colour data
  • Configure and operate measuring instruments
  • Numerical and graphical colour data
SpectraMagic NX colour measurement software package used to interface with Konica Minolta Measuring Instruments, with the CM-5 benchtop spectrophotometer

Colour measurement, control analysis and reporting software suitable for virtually every industry.

Whether your colour control involves incoming raw materials, in process production or outbound colour critical goods and materials, SpectraMagic™NX makes it easy to inspect and control colour.

Utilize pre-defined screen templates for Pass/Fail assessment, statistical process control, or R&D analysis. SpectraMagic™NX can deliver exactly the output for your needs.

SpectraMagic™NX can be connected to all Konica Minolta Spectrophotometer and Chroma-Meter models and is suitable for all up to date Windows OS systems.


Requirements in screen layouts differ by application, from simple Pass/Fail assessment or statistic process control to detailed analysis for R&D work. SpectraMagic™NX comes with several pre-defined templates to choose from, or you can create your own screen layout suiting your needs and application with total freedom and flexibility. Each graph type (Colour, Spectral, 2D/3D, Colour-Difference or Trend) as well as the data list can be scaled to the desired size with total ease.
  • User customisable templates and reports: the user is in full control of the layout and format of the data shown on the screen and included in reports from the system.
  • Configure and operate devices: the software interfaces with Konica Minolta Instruments to measure data directly into the software and provide functions such as job mode and sample viewer camera (device specific).
  • Save measurement data: data is saved locally to the PC with data on settings, timing etc so that it can be utilised in further analysis such as trend data over time or to keep all sample measurements under a master target.

Colour Quality Control Software SpectraMagic™NX

Specifications & Downloads

Specifications & Downloads

System Requirements


Windows® 10 Professional 32-bit, 64-bit
Windows® 11 Professional

(English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese, traditional and simplified 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/16-bit 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-700d/600d, CM-3630, CM-3700A, CR-400/410, 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 (colour difference distribution), xy chromaticity diagram, Trend chart and histogram of each colour space and colour difference equation, Pseudo colour 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

SpectraMagic™NX Catalogue

Quality Control Software for a wide range of applications in the Lab or production line


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