Novo-Shade Duo + Reflectometer

Product Ref: Novo-Shade Duo +

The Novo-Shade Duo + combines 3 measuring instruments in one: Opacity meter, shade meter and cleanliness meter

The Novo-Shade Duo™ reflectometer has 3 distinct modes of operation each using the 0/45 geometry

  • Measure the shade of a surface on a greyscale

  • Measure substrate opacity / hiding power
  • Measure substrate cleanliness


  • Measures using the 0/45º geometry
  • Fast measurement, single button push initiates measures of defined parameters
  • Shade measurement displayed instantly on screen
  • Automatic calculation of opacity and cleanliness
  • On-board statistical analysis with graphical trend analysis (graphs available in shade mode only)
  • Direct data input via Bluetooth – instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as Microsoft Excel
  • Date and time stamped results
  • Automatic calibration with tile validation
  • Compatible with all major international standards

Instrument Features

Pass / Fail
Easy identification and reporting of non-conformances.

Rapid data transfer
Software-free data transfer.

USB connection to PC instantly recognises the device as a drive location which facilitates the quick transfer of files using Windows Explorer or similar.

Direct data input via Bluetooth
Instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as MS excel on your PC / tablet / smartphone to greatly simplify the reporting process.

20,000+ readings per charge. The instrument is rechargeable via USB/PC or mains.

Easy Batching (shade mode only)
User definable batch names and batch sizes for quicker and more efficient reporting.


  • Full colour easy to read screen

  • Adjustable brightness
  • 6 button touch sensitive interface


  • All aluminium construction - enclosure, optics, standard holder

  • Integrated calibration holder with in-position detector for error free calibration



Shade: Shade of paints, inks and coatings, chalking of paint, efficiency of detergents and bleaching agents, whiteness of recycled paper

Opacity: Hiding power of paints, inks and coatings, transparency of plastic film, opacity of paper

Cleanliness: Cleanliness and oxidisation on metal surfaces



Statistical Analysis: Max, min, mean, SD

Graphical Analysis: On board trend analysis


  • Rechargeable lithium ion
  • 17+ hours operation
  • 20,000+ readings per charge

Recharge Time: Mains charger: 4hrs

ISO 2814 (withdrawn), 6504, BS 3900-D4, D7, ASTM E97, E1347, D4214,ASTM D2805, D589


  •  8 MB = 999 readings
  •  User definable alphanumeric batching

Data Transfer:

  • Bluetooth
  • PC compatible
  • USB connection, no software installation required


  • Resolution 0.1
  • Repeatability 0.2%
  • Reproduceability 0.5%
  • Measurement area: 15mm x 10mm elipse
  • Operating temperature 15 - 40° C (60 - 104° F)
  • Humidity up to 85%, non condensing

Dimensions & Weights:

  • 65mm x 140mm x 50mm (H x W x D)
  • 790g
  • Packed weight: 1.75kg
  • Packed dimensions: 180mm x 330mm x 280mm (H x W x D)
  • Commodity code: 9027 5000

Measurements Units

Shade mode:

0 = Black – No reflectance

100 = Brilliant white – Full reflectance

Opacity mode:

0 = Completely transparent

100 = Fully opaque

Cleanliness mode:

0 = No change

100 = Maximum change


Included Accessories

  • Calibration tile with certificate
  • USB data cable
  • USB:               

                 Bluetooth data app

                 Example Excel spreadsheets

                 Instructional videos

                 Instruction manual