Linshang as a gloss meter manufacturer produces 60 degree glossmeter with data statistics function and software.  Best gloss meter is capable of  gloss measurement and judge the gloss uniformity of paint, car and marble. Linshang gloss meters are widely used in industries such as automotive, printing, paint, coating, ink, plastic, paper, tile, stone, metal, plating layer, etc.

More information about Linshang Gloss meter price, parameters, please read "Gloss Meter Selection and FAQ".

LS191 Surface Gloss Meter

Gloss measuring range: 0-200GU.

Gloss measuring Angle: 60°.

Gloss uniformity evaluation.

Portable paint gloss meter of one-handed operation.


LS192 Digital Gloss Meter

Gloss measurement range: 0-1000GU.

Gloss measurement geometry: 60°.

Temperature compensation function.

Auto calibration of gloss checker.


I. What is gloss meter?

A gloss meter (glossmeter) is an glossiness measurement euipment which is used to measure the specular reflection (gloss) on the object surface.  It can measure the gloss of materials such as paint, automotive, marble, printing paper, plastics, ceramic, stone, bamboo,leather and many other materials. Gloss testers provide quantifiable glossiness measurements, expressed in gloss units (GU). 

II. How to use gloss meter?

Gloss meter operation is concerned by many people. Simple operation would benefit lots of users. The method of using different gloss meters will be different.  If the instrument has too many buttons and requires cumbersome settings, it is relatively complicated for non-professionals to use. Using Linshang 60 ° gloss meter of portable size, we can complete the specular reflection gloss measurement with single hand. We take Linshang gloss meter as an example to demonstrate the specular reflection gloss measurement:

  1. Press the "POWER" button to turn on the meter, then the meter will measure the standard board gloss 

  2. Then the meter will prompt "Auto Calibration"

  3. Press the button to calibrate the meter or it will automatically pass without calibration

  4. Place the gloss meter on the material, gloss will be displayed

  5. No need to press the button during measurement

  6. Anywhere we place the meter, the gloss can be measured

  7. The meter can also count the maximum, minimum, average gloss and standard deviation.

III. Tips about choosing gloss meter

1. Gloss meter measurement accuracy

There are three grades of standard gloss meter, first-grade working gloss meter and second-grade working gloss meter. The high-precision gloss tester can meet the standards of first-class working gloss meter. And the reproducibility of the instrument (for multiple tests under the same test conditions of one instrument, the data is stable) and the repeatability (for multiple tests of the same batch instrument under the same test conditions, the data is consistent) are very good. Linshang gloss meter meets the Chinese national first-class working gloss meter standard.

2. Gloss meter functions

The gloss meter functions of different glossmeter brands are also different. The function can be selected according to your actual need. Several functions are important in selecting gloss meter, we will list these functions in the following part:

2.1 High precision

Gloss tester precision plays a significant role in gloss measurement. High precision means that measure the same test material, the measured data will not exceed the accuracy of the gloss meter.( Different gloss meters have different measurement accuracy).

2.2 Smart statistics

How can we get useful measured data by the gloss meter? How does the gloss meter help us in real application? Gloss analysis is very important. Linshang gloss meter has smart statistics function which helps custometers a lot. Linshang gloss meter can count the real time value,maximum/minimum/average values, standard deviation,measured time and current record value. The standard deviation can help users analyze the gloss uniformity of the test material surface.

gloss meter stastics

2.3  Power-on self test

Not all the gloss detectors have this function. Linshang gloss meter with the power-on self test function can automatically judge whether the standard board is contaminated and give a prompt to avoid inaccurate measurement caused by the standard board contamination affecting the standard value.

2.4 Other functions

Besides these functions, other functions can also help users a lot. Linshang gloss checker has small size which is easy to carry. The Linshang glossmeter also provide free PC software and has stable data.

gloss meter software

IV. 60 degree gloss meter analysis

gloss meter measurement angle

As shown in the figure above, the specular reflection ability of low-gloss materials is weak. 

If a 20-degree angle gloss meter is used for measurement, the light flux received by the detector is very weak after being reflected by the material surface. The data is small comparing with the light reflected by black glass. When measuring low-gloss materials with different gloss levels, the measured value changes a little. The resolution is not accurate enough to distinguish the subtle glossiness differences.

Similarly, if the 85 degree gloss meter is used to measure high gloss materials, the resolution is not accurate enough to distinguish the glossiness differenc too. Therefore, it is recommended to choose 85 degree gloss meter for low gloss materials and 20 degree gloss meter for high gloss materials. If you need to measure the materials with medium gloss, you can choose 60 ° gloss meter and 60 degree angle gloss meter performs better when measuring the surface of high gloss and low gloss materials.

It can be seen from the curves of the three different angle gloss meters measuring different gloss materials: 60-degree angle glossmeters are better than 85-degree glossmeters when measuring high-gloss materials; 20-degree gloss when measuring low-gloss materials. 

Most 60 degree gloss meters have a test range of 200GU, so 60 degree gloss meters are suitable for testing the surface gloss of most materials. Take the Linshang gloss meter as an example, with a universal angle of 60 °, a gloss measurement range of 200GU and 1000GU and a resolution of 0.1GU. In this way, no matter the high gloss or low gloss material can be tested, there is enough resolution to distinguish the difference in gloss of different materials. There is also a large enough range to meet the test requirements of high gloss materials.

Linshang gloss meter is very popular in the market because of its ultra-high precision and good repeatability and reproducibility. If you want to know more about how to choose a suitable gloss meter, please refer to: "How to Measure Gloss with A Gloss Meter? ".