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About Gloss Meters

These portable and precise gloss meters are suitable for both production and laboratory settings, to measure gloss levels of paint and coatings, plastics, automotive parts, flooring, paper, packaging material, ceramics etc.

In definition, gloss is a measure of the proportion of light which has a specular reflection from the surface.  The variables that affect gloss are the refractive index of the material, the angle of incident light and the surface topography (structure/smoothness/roughness).  Materials with smooth surfaces appear glossy, while rough surfaces reflect no or little specular light and therefore appear matt or flat.

In order to get the best stability the gloss meter’s unique double frame system has been engineered with the highest precision. Carefully controlling the interior of the light patch helps to give the gloss meter robust and stable structure. Each gloss meter is a solid well-engineered product. To assess the quality of the gloss meters thousands of readings on certified substrates have been taken to test stability, reliability and durability. With or without shock testing the each gloss meter proved to have the ultimate level of performance.

The three common angles are 20°, 60° & 85°; these cover most industrial coating applications.

Sologloss Meter

The 60° single-angle Sologloss instrument is the preferred instrument for gloss measurements in the semi-gloss range.  Suitable for most applications, light source and detector are positioned under an angle of 60° of the surface to be measured.

Polygloss Meter

The top of the range Polygloss meter is a triple angle instrument covering 20°, 60° & 85° angles thus covering the entire gloss-spectrum.  For better gloss measurements on high gloss surfaces the 20° angle while for low gloss surfaces the 85° measuring angle suits best.

Ideal Finish Analysis Software is included in the package to analyse the measurement results. This software gives the user the power to do all analysis of interest. Trend, Gaus and many other statistical evaluation are possible.

Features & Benefits

  • Memory for 2000 readings (max 8 batches)
  • Adjustable limits with alarm
  • illuminated high-contrast OLED Display with large viewing angle
  • Menu-driven interface
  • Stable LED-light source
  • USB-B port for quick data transfer
  • Calibration standard integrated in protective holder
  • Can be used in accordance with ISO 2318; ASTM D2457; ASTM C584; AS 1580 (6022); BS 3900 DS; DIN 67530; JIS Z 8741; ISO 7668


Calibration Standard: Integrated tile in dust cover
Display: High Contrast OLED display
Light Source: Extreme low drift LED light source
Batches: Max 8
Readings per Batch: Max 500, non-dependant of number of angles
Total Max Readings: 2000 readings with time stamp
Scan Function: Yes
Statistics: Min. / Max. / Avg. / Std.dev / number of measurements
Security: Password protection
Software: Ideal Finish Analysis
Size: 90 x 140 x 45mm (h x w x d)
Weight: 398g
Base dimensions: 45 x 130mm
Orifice size: 10 x 50mm
Spot size: +/- 5 x 5mm @ 20º
+/- 20 x 9mm @ 60°
+/- 40 x 9mm @ 85º
Measurement speed: 70 measurements per minute at 3 angles
Simultaneous measurement: 3 geometries
Power saver option: User selectable
Units: Gloss Units (GU)
Resolutions: 0.1GU (0-100GU)
1GU (>100GU)

20º 60º 85º
Range 0-2000GU 0-2000GU 0-2000GU
Repeatability r* 0.4GU 0.2GU 0.2GU
Reproducibility R* 1.69GU 1.58GU 1.88GU
Bias* 1.2GU 0.6GU 1.6GU
*Acc. ISO 2813 (range 0-100GU)

All Downloads

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Gloss Meter Product Brochure 0.94MB Download

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
55-GL0010 Sologloss Meter 60°
55-GL0030 Polygloss Meter 20°/60°/85°
55-GL0100 Microfiber cleaning cloths (pack of 10)
55-GL0103 USB Stick for Gloss Gauge


Each Gloss meter comes with the following items:

  • Gloss Meter (model as specified by user)
  • 2 AA type batteries
  • Plastic carrying case
  • Screw driver
  • USB stick with Ideal Finish Analysis software
  • Micro fibre cleaning towel
  • USB cable
  • Calibration certificate
  • Last updated: June 2024
  • Version: 1.0

Statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable but they are not to be construed in any manner as warrantees expressed or implied. The user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.