SpectraMagic™ NX2

Next Generation Colour Data Software for QC colour and gloss measurement.

  • Measure colour data using Konica Minolta spectrophotometers and colour meters
  • Compare measurements to digital colour standards, masters and brand colours
  • Import existing data and templates from SpectraMagic™ NX
  • Integrate operator visual judgement into reports and pass fail decisions
  • Utilise instrument sample viewers integrated to workflow
  • Cleaner, user friendly interface
  • Create custom measurement display and report templates to your needs

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

SpectraMagic™NX2 has been developed to facilitate the measurement, analysis and communication of digital colour data.

Whether an expert user or infrequent operator, SpectraMagic™NX2 can deliver exactly the output to meet your needs. The display and interface can be customised to meet the business or user's requirements for a number of different roles in the colour supply chain:

  • Whether setting brand colours,
  • Establishing digital colour standards, 
  • Inspecting colour of raw materials at goods-in,
  • Final colour QC,
  • Checking production between sites and much more besides.

SpectraMagic™ NX2 is also designed to include the operator's visual judgements into reports and analysis because digital colour data should always link back to visual assessment.

The software supports the innovative features of all current Konica Minolta spectrophotometers such as digital sample viewers and the integrated ISO 60 degree sensors of the CM-26dG, CM-25cG and CM-36dG & CM-36dGV.


  • User Friendly
Instrument specific graphical instructions are displayed for routine tasks such as white calibration or changes to measurement mode to minimise the risk of operator error.

  • User Management
Establish roles and permissions so that administrators can block or allow access to some functions and to allow additional layers of reporting on an operator level.

  • Target Management
Greatly developed Target system for master targets, working targets and the ability to switch and reassign accidentally measured samples to targets and visa versa.

  • Data Tagging
Configure and assign data tags to simplify reporting and search workflows.

  • Custom Illuminants 
Measure custom illuminants for colour data, and colour difference under environment or effect lighting.

  • Job Mode
Further simplify routine measurements or complex measurement workflows using job mode to provide specific onscreen or on device instructions for the specified task.
  • QC Template Function
SpectraMagic™ NX2 includes a brand new QC template function, whereby a brand owner or administrator is able to communicate not only the target colour but also the condition, instrument, reporting for that colour in a single file. This can greatly reduce the risk during the colour communication process, ensuring that all parties are measuring and assessing colour in the same way.

QC Template function can be used to ensure consistency of approach

Specifications & Downloads

Specifications & Downloads
Supported Instruments CM-3700A*1, CF-300, CM-36d/CM-36dG/CM-36dGV, CM-3600A*1/CM-3610A*1, CM-5*1/CR-5*1, CM-M6, CM-26d/CM-25d/CM-26dG, CM-25cG,
CM-700d*1/CM-600d*1, CM-16d/CM-17d, CM-2500c*1, CM-512m3A*1, CM-2600d*1/CM-2500d*1, CR-400*1/CR-410*1/DP-400*1
Observer 2°, 10°                                                             
Colour system colour space Pro, Lite L*a*b*, L*C*h, Lab99, LCh99, Lab99o, LCh99o, Hunter Lab, and their colour differences; Munsell (C, D65)
Pro only XYZ, Yxy, u'v', u*v*, and their colour differences
  Pro, Lite MI; GU and difference (CM-25cG, CM-26dG, CM-36dG/CM-36dGV); Opacity (ISO 2471, TAPPI T425 89%
CM-5/CR-5 only: Gardner, Iodine Colour Number, Hazen/APHA, European Pharmacopoeia, US Pharmacopeia
Pro only
WI (CIE1982, ASTM E313-73, Hunter, ASTM E313-98, BERGER, TAUBE, STENSBY, Ganz); YI (ASTM D1925-70, ASTM E313-73, ASTM E313-98, DIN 6167); B (ASTM E313-73); Tint (CIE 1982, ASTM E313-98, Ganz); Standard Depth (ISO 105.A06); Brightness (TAPPI T452, ISO 2470); Density (Status A, Status T); Dominant Wavelength; Excitation Purity; 555; RxRyRz; Grey Scale/Grey Scale Rating (ISO 105.A05); K/S Strength (Apparent, (ΔE*ab, ΔL*, ΔC*, ΔH*, Δa*, Δb*, Maximum absorption, Total wavelength, User wavelength); Strength; Pseudo strength; Staining degree/degree grade (ISO 105.A04E); NC#; NC#Grade; Ns; Ns Grade; Signal colour index; 8° gloss/8° gloss difference (for simultaneous SCI/SCE measurements only); FF/FF difference (CM-M6); User equation;  Haze (ASTM D1003-97)*2 , Blackness(My) (ISO18314-3/DIN55979), Jetness(Mc) (ISO18314-3), and Undertone(dM) (ISO18314-3) and their differences
Colour difference formula
Pro, Lite
ΔE*ab (CIE1976); ΔE00 (CIE DE2000) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔE99(DIN99), ΔE(Hunter); ΔE*94 (CIE 1994) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; CMC and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔE99o and each component of lightness; saturation and hue
Pro only ΔE*94 (Special) and each component of lightness; saturation and hue; ΔEc(degree)(DIN 6175); ΔEp(degree)(DIN 6175); FMC-2; NBS 100; NBS 200; Audi2000
Illuminant Pro, Lite A, C, D50, D65, F2, F11
Pro only D55, D75, F6, F7, F8, F10, F12, U50, ID50, ID65, LED-B1, LED-B2, LED-B3, LED-B4, LED-B5, LED-BH1, LED-RGB1, LED-V1, LED-V2,
User illuminant (100 maximum)
and canvas objects
Pro, Lite
Spectral reflectance (transmittance) and its difference; L*a*b* absolute colour distribution; Hunter Lab absolute colour distribution; ΔL*a*b* colour difference distribution; Hunter ΔLab; xy chromaticity diagram; Trend graph; Histogram; Multichannel graph; 2D user-specified axis graph
Text labels, Numerical labels, Images, Data lists, Statistics, Pseudo-colour patches
Pro only K/S and its difference; Absorbance and its difference
Features Pro, Lite Measurement Viewfinder (CM-36d series, CF-300, CM-17d); Manual averaging measurement; Trigger measurement (excluding CM- 3700A, CM-3600A and CM-3610A)
Data Categorize by tags; Attaching images/comments; Evaluation results ·pass/fail judgment; Import/export; Stored data reading/target data writing (excluding CM-3700A, CM-3600A, CM-3610A and CM-36d series)
Other Shortcut key settings; Display template creation / output / application; Report printing; Printing to serial printer; Sound (on measurement, pass judgment, fail judgment)
Pro only
Calibration User calibration, UV adjustment
Measurement Interval measurement
Security User management/operation restrictions
Data Data search under specified conditions; User illuminant source registration (manual input, from file, from CL-500); Automatic selection of standards; Auto tolerance; Classification by user defined information
Other QC template creation/editing/output; Macro function; External software startup; Job settings (CM-26d/CM-25d/CM-26dG, CM-25cG, CM-16d/CM-17d)
Number of files and data Number of files that can be opened simultaneously: 10
Number of data that can be stored in a file: 10,000 (total of target data and measurement data)
Supported file formats
NX2 (.mesx2, .mtpx2), NX (.mtp, .mes, .mea; reading only); Other (.csv (output only), .cxf); SpectraMagic DX files (.mesx) need to be converted to .mes with a conversion tool
NX2 QC template *.qctp (PRO: create/edit/save, LITE: read only)
Display languages Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Turkish, Russian, Polish, Korean
Minimum Computing Requirements*3
OS: Windows® 10 Pro 64 bit Version 1903 or higher/ Windows® 11 Pro
CPU: Intel® Core i5 2.7 GHz or higher processor (recommended)
Memory: 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)
Storage: 10 GB or more
USB port: Required for dongle version
Connection to external network: Required for activation

*1: Instruments with new firmware versions only. Instruments with old firmware versions may not be supported.
*2: For opacity (ISO 2471, TAPPI T425 89% white plate) and haze (ASTM D1003-97) measurements, software measurement procedure and calculations follow
the corresponding standard. Whether the geometric requirements of the corresponding standard are met depends on the instrument used.
*3: The hardware of the computer system must meet or exceed the greater of the recommended system requirements for the compatible OS being used or the above specifications.


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