The Optimap Gloss meter is one of the incredible digital meters that allow users to measure fast and get simple, accurate gloss levels on a given flat surface material. In most cases, the surface in question could be paper, wood, plastic, paint, or any other provided material. Typically, with the above meter, there are no special skills or training required to operate it. Indeed, operating Optimap is as simple as counting 1,2,3,4…; just place the gage, press the button labelled scan’ and you are ready to read the values!

How the above Gloss meter operates

Glosses are measured by typically shining a known amount of light at a given surface and then quantify the reflectance. Indeed, the angle of the light and the method/procedure by which the reflectance is measured are commonly determined by the surface.

To measure accurately gloss of a given surface, a sophisticated machine called Gloss Meter (also known as Glossmeter) is used to direct light at a particular angle to the test surface’ and consequently measures the amount or intensity of reflection. The type of test surface’ to be measured determines the Gloss meter model as well as gloss meter angle to be used. Besides that, the intensity of reflectance is dependent on the angle of illumination and the test material. For instance, in the case of nonmetals (like plastics and coatings), the amount of light that is reflected increases with an increase in angle of illumination. The remaining illuminated light penetrates the test material’ and is diffusely scattered or absorbed dependent on the colour.

The Bottom Line

Optimap Gloss meter is one of the most stable meters currently available for use, and it fulfils all the ISO standards. Indeed, the spectral sensitivity, linearity, and stability all proved to be exceptionally stable using the Optimap gloss meter.