Novo-Shade Duo + Shade, Opacity & Cleanliness Meter

Product Description
£2,225.00 (ex VAT)
Usually ships in: 2-3 days
Delivery price: £8.99

The Novo-Shade Duo+ is a portable 45/0° reflectometer that can be used to assess either the shade of a surface (a simple indication of colour based on lightness/darkness) or calculate the opacity of a coating, plastic film or paper sample. By measuring using 45/0°, the Novo- Shade Duo+ measures the colour of a surface and not the specular reflectance (gloss).

To measure the shade of a coating simply place the instrument on the surface of the sample to be measured and press the centre button. The value is displayed on the screen. The shade measurement is based on a greyscale value where black has a value of zero and white is the value of the calibration standard included with the instrument.

To measure the opacity of a coating, it must be drawn down on a Leneta-type opacity chart at the required film weight and allowed to fully dry. To measure the opacity of plastic film, paper, textile or any other semi-opaque material, the sample to be measured should be placed over a black and white test bed, a Leneta-type chart is also suggested.

To measure cleanliness, clear tape is used to collect debris from the surface under test. This is then stuck to any suitable white substrate along with a sample of tape that is perfectly clean.

Benefits of using Novo-Shade Duo+

  • Continuous-read feature for quickly checking large surfaces (shade measurement only)
  • Measurements displayed instantly on screen
  • Statistical analysis gives an instant indication of batch quality
  • Date and time stamped results
  • Automatic calibration with tile validation
  • Compatible with all major international standards

Included accessories

  • Certified calibration tile with certificate
  • USB data cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Novo-Gloss Multi Gauge software
  • Instructional videos
  • USB data stick containing:
    • Instruction manual
    • Bluetooth data app
    • Example Excel spreadsheets
Instrument Information
Statistical Analysis Max, Min, Mean, SD
Graphical Analysis On board trend analysis
Power Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
17+ hours operation
20,000+ readings per charge
Recharge Time Mains charger: 4hrs
Standards SO 2814, 6504, BS 3900-D4, D7, ASTM E97, E1347, D4214 ASTM
D2805, D589 DIN6125
Memory 8 MB = 999 readings
User definable alphanumeric batching
Data Transfer Bluetooth
USB connection (no software installation required)
Performance Resolution 0.1
Repeatability 0.2%
Reproducibility 0.5%
Operating temperature 15°C - 40°C (60°F - 104°F)
Humidity up to 85% (non-condensing)
Dimension & Weights
Measurement Spot Size 15mm x 10mm elipse
Unit Dimensions 65mm (H) x 140mm (W) x 50mm (D)
Unit Weight 790g
Packed Weight 1.75kg
Packed Dimensions 180mm (H) x 330mm (W) x 280mm (D)
Commodity Code 9027 5000
Order Code A4000-010
Measurement 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

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Why we're different...

Engineering & Gauge Ltd was formed in 1990 by an engineer with over 40 years of Metrology experience. All our customer support team speak the language of engineers.

At Engineering & Gauge Limited we pride ourselves on our fast and efficient dispatch of orders, which is one of many factors that has enabled us to build and maintain a loyal, happy customer base.

We deliver through a reputable and professional courier service, the service used is based on the weight and contents of your order. Currently we cannot offer you the option to choose your preferred carrier or delivery day.

We offer a standard delivery service to Europe and the rest of the World. All options and prices are clearly displayed during the checkout process.


Weight UK
UK Up to 1kg £4.49
UK 1kg-20kg £8.99
UK Over 20KG £19.99
Weight Europe USA/Canada ROW
0 - 1kg £25.00 £29.00 £37.00
1 - 5kg £37.00 £40.00 £57.00
5 - 10kg £55.00 £62.00 £98.00
10 - 20kg £74.00 £87.00 £144.00