Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85˚ Low Cost Glossmeter

Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85˚ Low Cost Glossmeter

Manufactured by Rhopoint Instruments

The Novo-Gloss Trio is the ideal low cost glossmeter for all flat surfaces from matt to mirror finishes. Manufactured in the UK by Rhopoint Instruments!

The angle reference is the angle between the incident and reflected light. The three common angles are 20°, 60°, and 85° these cover most of industries coatings applications.

Gloss Range 60° Value Notes
High Gloss >70 GU If measurement exceeds 70 GU, measure at 20°
Medium Gloss 10 – 70 GU Measurements at 60°
Low Gloss <10 GU If measurement is less than 10 GU, measure at 85°

AML can help you decide on the best Gloss meter for your application contact us today!

Or to read more about gloss measurement read our guide here

Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85˚ Features

  • Onboard statistics & tread graphing
  • Transfer readings to Excel or similar via Bluetooth without additional software and in real time
  • Stores 2000 readings onboard
  • Manufactured in the UK by Rhopoint Instruments
  • Perfect for shop floor or laboratory use
  • Easy to use
  • Compliant to major international standards such as ASTM D523, ISO 2813, ASTM D2457
  • Aluminium body
  • 10,000+ readings per charge
  • Supplied with calibration certificate as standard

See data sheet for full range of features.

Do you need gloss meter calibration? AML’s engineers are highly trained and experienced at gloss meter calibration, service and repair for most manufacturers.

60°, 20/60°* and 20/60/85°* versions available

20° Improved accuracy and resolution on high gloss & metallic samples (>70GU when measured at 60°)
60° Universal angle – all gloss levels
85° Improved resolution for matt finishes (

Resolution 0.1GU • Repeatability ±0.2GU • Reproducibility ±0.5GU (0-100GU)
Resolution 0.1GU • Repeatability ±0.2% • Reproducibility ±0.5%(100-2000GU)

Measurement range:
20º: 0-2000GU
60º: 0-1000GU
85º: 0-199GU

ISO 2813, ISO 7668
ASTM D523, ASTM D2457
DIN 67530
JIS 8741, JIS K 5600-4-7

Instrument Specification


  • Full colour easy to read screen
  • Adjustable brightness
  • 6 button touch sensitive interface


  • Integrated calibration holder with in-position detector for
    error free calibration


  • Single button push to measure all parameters
  • Fast measurement
  • Results batching with user definable names

Statistical Analysis

  • Max, min, mean, S.D.

Graphical Analysis

  • On board trend analysis
  • Gloss values


  • Rechargeable lithium ion
  • 17+ hours operation
  • 10,000+ readings per charge


  • 8MB= >2000 readings
  • User defineable alphanumeric batching

Data Transfer

  • Bluetooth
  • PC compatible
  • USB connection, no software install required

Measurement Area

  • 20°: 6mm x 6.4mm
  • 60°: 6mm x 12mm
  • 85°: 4.4mm x 44mm
  • Operating Temperature: 15 – 40 ° C (60 – 104 ° F)
  • Humidity: Up to 85%, non condensing

Dimensions & Weight

  • 65mm x 140mm x 50mm (H x W x D)
  • 20/60/85º = 390g
  • Packed weight: 1.6kg
  • Packed dimensions: 110mm x 280mm x 220mm (H x W x D)
  • Commodity code: 9027 5000
  • ISO 2813 Paints and varnishes – Determination of specular gloss of non-metallic paint films at 20 degrees, 60 degrees and 85 degrees
  • ASTM D2457 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Plastic Films and Solid Plastics
  • ASTM D523 Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss
  • ISO 7668 Anodized aluminium and aluminium alloys — Measurement of specular reflectance and specular gloss at angles of 20°, 45°, 60° or 85°
  • DIN 67530 Reflectometers a means for gloss assessment of plane surfaces of paint coatings and plastics
  • JIS Z 8741 Specular glossiness – Method of measurement

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