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Novo-Gloss™ 20/60/75° Glossmeter

ISO 2813, ASTM D523

Novo Gloss Gloss Meter




  • (Simultaneous) measurement using the 20°, 60° and 75° geometry
  • Full statistical analysis
  • Constant read feature, quick and easy assessment of the gloss level of a large surface area
  • Auto-ranging, measures matte to mirror finish
  • Download analyze and store readings in Novo-Soft
  • AA battery powered
  • Extended two year warranty
  • Calibrate to any standard


Technical Data

Technical Data
Measurement: • Single button push to measure all parameters
• Fast measurement
Statistical Analysis: Max, min, mean, S.D.
Power: 4 x AA batteries/ 20,000+ readings
Measuring Range: 20°: 0 - 2000 GU
60°: 0 - 1000 GU
75°: 0 - 150 GU
Memory: 199 readings
Standards of Compliance: ISO 2813, ASTM D523
Dimensions / Weight: 183mm (H) x 115mm (W) x 55mm (D) / 1.1 kilos
Measuring Area: 20°: 10.5mm circle
60°: 10 x 20mm elipse
75°: 10 x 40mm elipse


Why Measure Gloss


Gloss is an aspect of the visual perception of objects that is as important as color when considering the psychological impact of products on a consumer. It has been defined as 'The attribute of surfaces that causes them to have shiny or lustrous, metallic appearance.'

Manufacturers design their products to have maximum appeal, for example: highly reflective car body panels, gloss magazine covers or satin black designer furniture.

It is important therefore that gloss levels are achieved consistently on every product or across different
batches of products and gloss meters provide the information to achieve this.


How is Gloss Measured?

A Gloss meter measures gloss by shining a known amount of light at a surface and quantifying the reflectance. The angle of the light and the method by which the reflectance is measured are determined by surface and also aspect of the surface appearance to be measured. How to Measure Gloss


Which Angle Should I Use for my Application?

ASTM D523 describes three measurement angles to measure gloss across all surfaces. Gloss is measured in gloss units (GU) and is traceable to reference standards held at BAM (Germany), NRC (Canada) or NPL (UK).

Universal Measurement Angle: 60°
All gloss levels can be measured using the standard measurement angle of 60°. This is used as the reference angle with the complimentary angles of 75° and 20° often used for low and high gloss levels respectively.

Low Gloss: 75°
For improved resolution of low gloss a grazing angle of 75° is used to measure the gloss of paper. This angle also has a larger measurement spot which will average out differences in the gloss of textured or slightly uneven surfaces.

High Gloss: 20°
The acute measurement angle of 20° gives improved resolution for high gloss surfaces. Surfaces that measure 70GU and above at the standard angle of 60° are often measured with this geometry. The 20° angle is more sensitive to haze effects that affect the appearance of a surface.


Competitive Pricing


Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Certified calibration tile with certificate, Instruction manual, Tile cleaning kit, USB connection cable, 4 x AA batteries and 2 Year Warranty
GL-213075 Novo Gloss 20/60/75° Glossmeter $4,011.00
We are an established North American Distributor for Rhopoint Instruments, and have been providing, servicing, calibrating and certifying their high quality instruments for over 33 years.


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