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Elcometer 408 Triple Angle Gloss & DOI Meter

The Elcometer 408 provides the very latest in gloss measurement technology, providing accurate gloss, haze and distinctiveness of image (DOI) analysis in a single reading.

Key features of the Elcometer 408 Gloss Meter include:


  • Fast and simultaneous measurement of gloss, haze, DOI, Rspec and RIQ
  • Each instrument is supplied with a Calibration Certificate


  • Bright, easy to read LCD screen displays the gloss value, statistics & graphs
  • Display measurements are user definable
  • Each set of readings is time & date stamped


  • Triple (20/60/85°) angle for maximum accuracy and resolution in all gloss applications
  • Bluetooth® or USB download to ElcoMaster® data management software for instant analysis


  • Robust aluminium construction ensures optical stability
  • 17hrs+ continuous operation or 20,000+ readings
  • Compact & portable instrument with integrated tile holder


  • Easy menu-driven user interface in multiple languages
  • Clear, illuminated display showing up to five parameters on screen
  • On board trend analysis with gloss and image quality (IQ) values


  • On board memory for 999 readings with full goniophotometric profiles
  • Internal battery is fully rechargeable in 2.5 hours


Gloss & DOI Meter Definitions


Gloss (GU)
Gloss (GU)A simple measurement proportional to the amount of light reflected from a surface determining how shiny a surface appears.

Surface texture can reduce appearance quality, without affecting gloss. These two test panels have identical readings when measured with a standard glossmeter.

Haze (HU)
Haze (HU) & Log Haze (HULog)High quality gloss surfaces have a clear, deep, brilliant finish. Haze causes a drop in reflected contrast and causes halos to appear around light sources, these unwanted effects dramatically reduce visual quality.

Undetectable by traditional gloss meters the Elcometer 408 measures Haze Units in accordance with ASTM E430 at the same time as simultaneously measuring gloss and DOI.

Peak Reflectance (Rspec)
Peak Reflectance (Rspec)Rspec is the peak reflectance measured over a very narrow angle in the specular direction and is very sensitive to any surface texture, waviness or rippling. When Rspec is equal to the gloss the surface is smooth. Rspec drops as the surface texture increases.

Distinctness of Image (DOI)
Distinctness of Image (DOI)Distinctness of Image measures the sharpness of a reflected image in a coating surface. Similar coatings may have identical gloss values but visually the quality may be very different. A visually poor coating may have a highly textured dimpled appearance known as “orange peel”. When a reflected object is viewed in such a coating the image becomes fuzzy and distorted.

A surface that has a perfect undisorted images returns a value of 100. As the value decreases the image becomes more distorted.

Reflected Image Quality (RIQ)
Reflected Image Quality (RIQ)Reflected Image Quality provides greater sensitivity when evaluating highly reflective coatings and the specular / diffuse element of lower gloss materials.
A surface that exhibits a perfect undistorted image returns a value of 100, as the values decrease higher surface texture is present and the image sharpness reduced.

Goniophotometric Profile
Goniophotometric ProfileThe gloss, haze, DOI and Rspec values produced by the Elcometer 408 can be used to assess the visual quality of any surface. The full range of goniophotometric curves can be downloaded to a computer for detailed understanding of specular reflectance. The Elcometer 408 can also be used to quantify an orange peel finish or a substandard coating with a low DOI.

Technical Specification

Product Features
Easy to use menu structure English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese
Bright colour screen; with permanent back light Adjustable brightness, 6 button touch sensitive interface
User definable measurement display
Scratch & solvent resistant display
USB power supply
Calibration certificate
Data output
USB; to PC
Bluetooth®: to PC or Android™ mobile device#
On screen statistics x, σ, maximum & minimum value
USB cable
Date and time stamp
Gauge memory; number of readings up to 999 readings & curves
Repeat measurement mode user definable: 2, 5 or 10 seconds
Delete last reading
Standard & fixed batch sizes
Trend, gloss & image graphs

Measurement modes


Gloss (GU): 20°, 60°, 85°; Haze (HU) & Haze Log (HU Log);

Distinctiveness of Image (DOI); Peak Reflectance (Rspec) & Reflected Image Quality (RIQ)



Technical Specification
Part Number Description Certificate
J408–268 Elcometer 408 Triple Angle Gloss & DOI Meter (20, 60 & 85 Degree)
Power Supply Rechargeable Lithuim Ion gives 17+ hours / 20,000 readings
Recharge Time USB 4.5 hours, Mains Charger 2.5 hours
Gloss Haze DOI RIQ Goniophotometric
Measurement Range 20°: 0-2,000GU;
60°: 0-1,000GU;
85°: 0-150GU
0-2,000GU 0-100 DOI 0-100 RIQ
Resolution 0.1GU 0.1HU 0.1 0.1GU
Repeatability 0.2GU 0.2HU 0.2 0.2GU
Reproduceability 0.5GU 0.5HU 0.5 0.5GU
Peak Specular Reflectance -20° ± 0.09375°
Dimensions (H x W x D) 65 x 140 x 50mm (2.5 x 5.5 x 1.9”)
Weight 790g (1lb 12oz)
Packing List Elcometer 408 Gloss & DOI Meter, high gloss calibration tile with calibration certificate, gloss tile cleaning cloth,

transit case, USB cable, Novo-Gloss Multi Gauge Software, mini cd (instruction manual, Bluetooth® data app,

Example Excel spreadsheets), instructional videos & operating instructions



ASTM D523, ASTM D2457, ASTM E430, ASTM D5767, DIN 67530, DIN EN ISO 2813, JIS Z 8741, ISO 7668


• Certificate supplied as standard

# Live readings only

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 10 cm

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