Industries & Applications
  • Automotive Exterior
  • Automotive Interior
  • Furniture
  • Metal Finishing
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Plastics
  • Polished Stone
  • Powder Coating
  • Refinish
  • Smartphone, Tablet & Laptop Covers
  • Textile
  • Yacht Manufacturer

Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85 Glossmeter

  • 20/60/85° low cost glossmeter for all gloss applications
  • Rapid data transfer
  • Single button push initiates measurement of all parameters
  • Pass / Fail for easy identification of non-conformances


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Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85 Glossmeter

The Novo-Gloss Trio low cost glossmeter is ideal for gloss measurements of all surfaces and is suitable for matt to mirror gloss surfaces.

60° is referred to as the universal measurement angle and is the most commonly specified geometry in applications such as paints, coatings, plastics, automotive interiors and general manufacturing. It can be used as a basic gloss assessment for any surface

20° is the angle selected for high gloss applications such as paints and coatings, polished metals as it gives an improved resolution for high gloss finishes.



Simultaneous measurement of all parameters in GU or % reflectivity, date and time stamped.


Displays full statistics for the readings in the current batch.


Graphical reporting for quick trend analysis.


Pass / fail parameters can be defined for instant identification of non-conformances.

Automatic Measurement

Automatic measurements at pre-defined intervals for easy checking of large surface areas.

Batch Names

User definable batch names and batch sizes for quicker and more efficient reporting.

Data analysis and transfer

Software-free data transfer

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

Direct data input via BT wireless

Instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as MS Excel on your PC / tablet to greatly simplify the reporting process.

Statistical analysis via Novo-Gloss Multi Gauge software

The included software provides an easy means to measure, import and compare data and export the measurements into several other file formats, e.g. PDF, Excel® or CSV.

View and inspect data saved on the instrument


Weight 2 kg
Dimension & Weights
Dimensions65mm (H) x 140mm (W) x 50mm (D)
Instrument Weight390g
Packed Weight1.6kg
Packed Dimensions110mm (H) x 280mm (W) x 220mm (D)
Order Codes
Novo-Gloss 60A4000-008
Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85A4000-006
Novo-Gloss 20/60/85 with HazeA4000-009
Novo-Gloss 45A4000-011
Mirror Gloss Calibration StandardB6000-101
20° Gloss
Range0 - 100 GU100 - 2000 GU
Repeatability0.2 GU0.2%
Reproducibility0.5 GU0.5% *
Resolution0.1 GU
Measurement Area6mm x 6.4mm
StandardsISO 2813  |  ASTM D523  |  ISO 7668  |  ASTM D2457  |  DIN 67530  |  JIS Z 8741
60° Gloss
Range0 - 10 GU10 - 100 GU100 - 1000 GU
Repeatability0.1 GU0.2 GU0.2%
Reproducibility0.2 GU0.5 GU0.5% *
Resolution0.1 GU
Measurement Area6mm x 12mm
StandardsISO 2813  |  ASTM D523  |  ISO 7668  |  ASTM D2457  |  DIN 67530  |  JIS Z 8741
85° Gloss
Range0 - 100 GU100 - 199 GU
Repeatability0.2 GU0.2%
Reproducibility0.5 GU0.5% *
Resolution0.1 GU
Measurement Area4.4mm x 44mm
StandardsISO 2813  |  ASTM D523  |  ISO 7668  |  ASTM D2457  |  DIN 67530  |  JIS Z 8741
* A mirror gloss calibration standard is required to achieve this reproducibility
Free extended warranty

Free extended 2 year warranty: Requires registration at www.rhopointamericas.com/help-services/forms-feedback/instrument-registration/ 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 www.rhopointamericas.com/help-services/calibration-servicing/ for detailed information.

What’s in the box

Included accessories

  • Certified calibration tile with certificate
  • USB data cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Novo-Gloss Multi Gauge software
  • Instructional videos
  • USB data stick
  • Instruction manual
  • BT wireless data app
  • Example Excel spreadsheets

Why measure gloss?

The gloss level of an object is one of the visual attributes used by a consumer to determine whether or not that object is fit for purpose.

Gloss has been defined as ‘The attribute of surfaces that causes them to have shiny or lustrous, metallic appearance.’

Manufacturers design their products to have maximum appeal: from highly reflective car body panels to glossy household appliances or matt finish automotive interior trim.

This is especially noticeable where parts may be produced by different manufacturers or factories but will be placed adjacent to one another to create the finished product.

Gloss can also be a measure of the quality of the surface, for instance a drop in the gloss of a coated surface may indicate problems with its cure, leading to other failures such as poor adhesion or lack of protection for the coated surface.

The gloss of a surface can be greatly influenced by a number of factors, for example the smoothness achieved during polishing, the amount and type of coating applied or the quality of the substrate.

It is for these reasons that many manufacturing industries monitor the gloss of their products, from cars, printing and furniture to food, pharmaceuticals and consumer electronics.

It is important therefore that gloss levels are achieved consistently on every product or across different batches of products.