Novo-Gloss Trio Glossmeter

Novo-Gloss Trio Glossmeter

Product Description

The Novo-Gloss Trio glossmeter is a fully featured, extremely easy to use instrument measuring the gloss of all flat surfaces.
The 60º is the reference angle and is be used to measure any surface from matt to mirror finish. To complement this the instrument also has 20º for improved measurement on high-gloss surfaces and 85º which gives improved resolution on matt surfaces.


  • Measures using 20º, 60º and 85º geometries
  • Simultaneous read of all 3 angles
  • Simultaneous calibration of all 3 angles
  • Compatible with all important international standards
  • Full Statistical Analysis
  • Auto-ranging, Measures Matt to Mirror Finish
  • USB Output to download analyse and Store readings in Novo-Soft
  • Extended two year warranty
  • Accurate and reliable

Technical specifications

  • Resolution: 0.1GU
  • Repeatability: 0.1%
  • Reproducibility: 0.5%
  • Battery life: 15,000+ readings
  • Measurement Area: 20º: 10.5mm circle 60º: 10 x 20mm ellipse 85º: 10 x 54mm ellipse
  • Measuring Range: 20°: 0 – 2000 GU 60°: 0 – 1000 GU 85°: 0 – 150 GU


  • DIN EN ISO 2813 Paints and varnishes – Determination of specular gloss of non-metallic paint films at 20 degrees, 60 degrees and 85 degrees
  • ASTM D523 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss
  • ASTM D2457 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
  • DIN 67530 Reflectometers a means for gloss assssment of plane surfaces of paint coatings and plastics
  • JIS Z 8741 Specular glossiness – Method of measurement
  • ISO 7668 Anodized aluminium and aluminium alloys – Measurement of specular reflectance and specular gloss at angles of 20 degrees, 45 degrees, 60 degrees or 85 degrees


Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85°

The Novo-Gloss Lite is perfect for the gloss measurement of 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. It is also more sensitive to haze effects that affect the appearance of a surface 85° is the recommended angle for low gloss finishes as it offers improved resolution of low gloss. This angle is recommended for surfaces which measure less than 10 GU when measured at 60º. The instrument features onboard statistics and the ability to download reading to Novo-Soft


The Novo-Gloss Trio has limited ability to measure the effect of texturing on a surface There are several factors that influence the gloss and appearance quality of a coating; the chemical composition of the coating/topcoat/varnish vehicle, the refractive index of this component largely determines how light is reflected from the surface. The size and frequency of structures on the surface, these can be deliberate in the case of matting additives which scatter light, or unintentional and unwanted such as additive bloom, orange peel, reticulation etc. Uneven substrates may cause texturing to the coating surface.

For transparent coatings the reflective nature of the substrate is also important. Metallic and Effect Pigments, the size, distribution and alignment of these larger size particles have an effect on the reflective characteristics of a coating. By measuring Gloss, Haze and DOI, the Rhopoint IQ quantifies the visual impact of a product and the nature and frequency of textures on its surface.

  • Calibrate to any standard
  • Lifetime lightsource guarantee