Konica Minolta Sensing Launches FD-Series Spectrodensitometers To Digital Imaging Market


Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, announces the US launch of its new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers for the digital imaging market.

The new FD-Series Spectrodensitometers 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 under Illuminant D50, the standard light source used by the printing industry for color assessment. 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-Series was developed to be the first spectrodensitometer on the market to correspond to 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.

“Konica Minolta Business Solutions, sister company to KMSA, has been a long standing leader in the digital imaging market with its Bizhub line of multifunction printers. Today, Konica Minolta Sensing adds to that heritage. The need for accurate color measurement has always been a top priority in this industry. With the release of the FD-Series instruments we position KMSA as a total solutions provider”, said Russell Doucette, Business Development Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing Americas.

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