Konica Minolta Sensing Announces FD-Series Spectrodensitometers And COLIBRI® To Digital Imaging Market At Graph Expo 2010


Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, announces its new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers and COLIBRI® color matching software to the digital imaging market at Graph Expo 2010 October 3-6, 2010 in Chicago’s McCormick Convention Center.

KMSA will be co-exhibiting with its sister division Konica Minolta Business Solutions, manufacturers of the award winning line of bizhub multifunction products (MFPs) and bizhub PRO production printing systems at booth #2244.

Being showcased by KMSA will be its new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers which will come in 2 models, the FD-5 and FD-7. Both will be lightweight, handheld models that can measure density and color while taking into account the fluorescence* of the paper substrate.

The FD-5 and FD-7 each are equipped with Konica Minolta's original VFS (Virtual Fluorescence Standard) technology that enables color evaluation while taking into consideration the fluorescence of paper under Illuminant D50*, the standard light source used by the printing industry for color evaluation. The VFS technology takes advantage of the optical, sensor, and software technology cultivated through Konica Minolta’s long experience with color measuring instruments.

The FD-7 was developed to be the first spectrodensitometer on the market to meet the ISO 13655 M1 standard for fluorescence and color measurement. It also includes the industries first Automatic Wavelength Compensation feature which automatically calibrates in the wavelength direction when white calibration is performed. Additionally the FD-5 and FD-7 are the worlds lightest spectrodensitometer, weighting in at just under 1lb with its target mask attached.

COLIBRI® Color Matching software will also be on display along side the FD-5 and FD-7. COLIBRI® is designed for easy, efficient recipe formulation and correction of opaque, translucent and transparent colors and inks. It provides a choice of recipes in seconds even for dark, metallic or saturated inks. In addition to calculating an extremely accurate match for color, the software also optimizes the pigment load, preventing over pigmentation in opaque inks. The unique template function allows the user to predefine the software features and screen layout exactly to their needs and applications guaranteeing seamless and fast handling. All functions which are not required are suppressed making the software suit the user’s workflow while greatly simplifying operations. COLIBRI® has full enterprise network capability connecting an unlimited number of user’s world wide via the web to share a central database. With advanced user management, security access rights and easy integration into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools, and is secure and compliant with IT infrastructure requirements. Additionally COLIBRI® is modular build software that allows customized configurations to meet the individual needs of each customer.

FD-Series Spectrodensitometers will be available January 2011 and will be available for purchase from select graphic arts distributors and online at