The Color Reader BC-10 PLUS is a unique handheld colorimeter for fast and easy measurement the backing contrast of all kind of bakery products including breads, buns, cookies and other food products to control the baking process in the production line.

Very easy to use and battery powered, the BC-10 delivers a single baking contrast unit (BCU) or classic L*a*b* colour values displayed on the LCD screen.

Despite the simple operation, the BC-10 PLUS is a true colorimeter in full compliance with CIE, ISO and DIN standards as one can expect from Konica Minolta.


Model Colorimeter BC-10 PLUS
Illumination / Viewing geometry 8°:di (8° illumination angle/diffuse viewing, specular component included (SCI); DIN5033 Teil7, JIS Z 8722 condition d, ISO7724/1, CIE No.15、ASTM E 1164)
Light source Pulsed Xenon lamp
Receptors 6 silicon photocells (3 for measurement, 3 to control illumination)
Measuring/Illumination area Ø 8 mm /11 mm
Display modes Absolute Colour values (L*a*b* or L*C*h°)

0.01 – 5.25 BCU (Baking Contrast Units)

Memory 1,000 (Target data and measurement data)
Measuring range L*: 10 to 100
Illuminant/observer condition D65 / 10°
Repeatability Standard deviation within ∆E*ab 0.1

(Measurement conditions: average of standard white plate measurements)

Minimum interval between measurements Approx. 3 sec
Language support English, Japanese, Chinese
Power source Four AA-size batteries, USB bus power or Optional AC Adapter
Battery life Alkaline-manganese batteries: Approx.2000 measurements at 10-sec. intervals

Ni-Cd batteries: Approx. 600 measurements at 10-sec intervals

Operating temperature/ humidity range 0 – 40°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature/ humidity range -20 – 55°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Dimensions (W x H x D) 66 x 158 x 85 mm
Weight Approx. 420 g without batteries
Standard accessories Target mask, Softcase, Protective cap, Wrist Strap, AA size batteries, USB cable
Optional accessories AC adaptor, Thermo-printer, roll paper for Thermo-printer, Dust Cover, USB-AC adaptor, Hardcase

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.