The ColorScoutA+ enables accurate, high-efficiency measurements of color charts with the Spectrodensitometer FD-7 and FD-5. It enables automatic positioning of the instrument and automatic measurement, thus providing higher repeatability and reduction in labour when compared to manual measurement.

This gives the opportunity to make use of the advantages of the FD series devices in an automated way.


Model ColorScoutA+
Measurement range (maximum chart size) 320 x 460 mm
Measuring instrument Spectrodensitometer FD-7/ FD-5 & Spectrophotometer CM-2600d
Minimum chart patch size 6 x 6 mm
Maximum sample thickness FD-7: 1.5 mm
CM-2600d: 30 mm
Operating temperature/ humidity range 10 to 35°C, relative humidity 30 to 85% with no condensation
Storage temperature/ humidity range -20 to 60°C, relative humidity 0 to 90% with no condensation
Standard accessories Mounting bracket for FD-7, Height adjustment plate, ColorChart software, RS-232C cable, USB to RS-232C serial converter, USB cable AC power cord, White calibration plate for ColorScoutA3+, basICColor Catch
ColorChart minimum computing requirements OS; CPU Windows.XP(32-bit), Windows.Vista(32-bit); 300MHz or faster Hard disk; Memory 30MB or more available disk space; 64MB or more Display 1024 x 800 pixels or more


Using the ColorScout A+ with the FD-7 or FD-5 makes it easier to measure colorimetric data from color charts under ISO 13655 Measurement Condition M1. Measurement Condition M1 colorimetric data can be used to create color profiles that more closely match visual evaluation in a D50 (ISO 3664:2009) environment.

Using Konica Minolta’s patented VFS technology users get colorimetric data for several illuminants (including D50, UV-Cut and self-measured illuminants) within one single measurement.

Maximum measurable chart size of 320 x 460 mm improves measurement efficiency by allowing even large colour charts to be measured in a single procedure without the need to cut up or tile the charts.
Measurement of user-designed charts is also possible.

The ColorScout A+ is equipped with both white and black backing. This ensures full compatibility to all kinds of measurement tasks in the graphic arts industry.
The maximum height of 20mm allows even the measurement of thick samples such as corrugated boards for the packaging industry.

As option the CSA+ can also automate our integrated sphere handhelds to obtain measurements of structured as well as metallic substrates.

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