Appearance & Measurement Experts since 1986


Industries & Applications
  • Furniture
  • Plastics
  • Plastics (Curved)
  • Plastics (Injection Molded)
  • Smartphone, Tablet & Laptop Covers

Novo-Curve Glossmeter

  • Benchtop glossmeter
  • Measures at 60°, suitable for all gloss levels
  • Measure small surfaces
  • Measure curved surfaces


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The Novo-Curve Glossmeter is a unique instrument with specially designed optics for accurately measuring curved surfaces and small areas.

It can also be used to measure flat surfaces and areas which are too small to measure with standard glossmeters.

With built in statistical analysis and the ability to download results to a PC, the instrument has all the features you will ever need for fast accurate curved surface gloss measurement.

Benefits of using the Novo-Curve Glossmeter

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Simple checking of curved surfaces

For curved surfaces, the correct gloss value is the peak value identified on the sample. Continuous read mode on the Novo-Curve greatly simplifies this process.

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Certainty of measurement

For improved gloss control, calibrate on a standard that matches closest to your sample. Additional standards are available from matt to mirror finish.

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Repeatable sample positioning

Bespoke sample securing systems allow multiple samples to be measured in exactly the same place.

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Hands free sample measurement

The included footswitch enables the user to easily manipulate the sample for measurement.

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Detailed analysis of results

USB data transfer of results to Novo-Soft for further analysis and export to CSV.

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Statistical analysis of results

On-board statistical analysis of batch readings (Max, Min, Mean, SD and CV).



  • NIST traceable calibration tile and certificate
  • Footswitch
  • 220-240V/110-120V AC mains power pack
  • USB data cable + Novo-Soft software supplied on USB stick
  • Tile cleaning cloth
  • 4 x large sample jigging posts
  • Instruction manual

Optional Accessories

  • Sample securing system: Novo-Curve Cylinder Jig


ISO 2813Paints & VarnishesDetermination of gloss value at 20°, 60° and 85°
B1277-032GlossStandard test method for specular gloss
Instrument Information
Measurement angle60°
Range0 – 1000GU
Repeatability0.2GU (<200GU)
Reproducibility0.5GU (<200GU)
Memory199 readings
Power110 –120V AC or 220 –240V AC
Measurement aperture4.5mm ø
Measurement spot2mm x 2mm
Commodity code9027 5000
Dimension & Weights
Dimensions160mm (H) x 220mm (W) x 100mm (D)
Packed Weight6kg
Packed Dimensions180mm (H) x 400mm (W) x 310mm (D)
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish, German, Italian & Dutch
Commodity Code9027 5000
Order Codes
Novo-Curve GlossmeterA1277-500
Novo-Curve Cylinder JigB1277-032
Free extended warranty

Free extended 2 year warranty: Requires registration at within 28 days of purchase. Without registration, 1 year standard warranty applies.

Free light source warranty

Guaranteed for the life of the instrument.

Calibration and service

Fast and economic service via our global network of accredited calibration and service centres. Please visit for detailed information.

Answers to common questions about our instruments and measurements

Why measure gloss?

Gloss is an aspect of the visual perception of objects that is as important as colour when considering the psychological impact of products on a

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What is RSpec?

RSpec is the peak reflectance measured over a very narrow angular band in the specular direction (+/-) 0.0991º. RSpec is very sensitive to any texture

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