"The full version with IT8 calibration is magnificent! ... The IT8 calibration with the custom targets is by far my favorite tool. Color correction is a very time consuming characteristic of digital imaging. Good scans equal less time processing my images for true color."

IT8 Targets for Color Calibration - ISO 12641

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The Fogra attests the high quality of LaserSoft Imaging's IT8 targets and SilverFast's color calibration system

The Fogra (Fogra Graphic Technology Research Association), an internationally renowned German association with the objective of promoting print engineering in the fields of research, development and application, has tested LaserSoft Imaging's IT8 targets and color calibration:

Conclusion of the target conformance check:
"The evaluation shows an excellent conformance of the tested transmissive and reflection targets with respect to ISO 12641. The tested targets furthermore excess the demand criteria for uncalibrated targets by fulfilling the rigorous tolerances of calibrated targets."
Source: Fogra conformance check of LaserSoft Imaging's IT8 targets in regard to ISO IT8 standard (.pdf)

Conclusion of the color accuracy assessment:
"In the light of an extensive field test of scanner profiling tools conducted by Fogra, the evaluation of the colorimetrical accuracy of the SilverFast software solution shows a very good quality for both the transmissive and reflective IT8-testchart. Especially the automatic color calibration (“IT8-calibration”) seemed to be very useful in the field."
Source: Fogra color accuracy assessment of the SilverFast scanner software after color calibration with LaserSoft Imaging's IT8 targets (.pdf)

Logo_IE The high quality of LaserSoft Imaging's IT8 targets was also confirmed last year by the independent German lab Image Engineering, Frechen. Targets from various production batches have been colormetrically measured. Color value deviations were in between an average Delta E of 0.54 and 0.72, which is far below the perception threshold.

"It can be stated that all IT8 targets from LaserSoft Imaging have excellent quality. They are perfectly suited for scanner calibration and fulfill highest quality requirements".

IT8 LaserSoft Imaging has one of the highest precision IT8 target productions in the world. Large manufacturers all around the world are using LaserSoft Imaging's high quality targets and are very satisfied. Our targets meet the ISO standard 12641.

We offer these high-quality targets independent of our patented SilverFast Ai IT8 software at very competitive prices.

The following targets (ISO 12641 compliant) are available:

  1. Transmissive targets (IT8.7/1) in formats of 35mm, 6x7cm and 10,2x12,70cm (4x5")
    on Fuji Provia 100F or Kodak Ektachrome Professional E100G film.
    Kodachrome 35mm target. (read more ...)

  2. Reflective targets (IT8.7/2) in formats of 10x15cm and 12,70x17,78cm (5x7")
    on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Supreme or Kodak Professional Endura paper.

  3. Full format reflective targets (IT8.7/2) in format of 16x21cm
    on Kodak Professional Endura paper, mounted on polystyrol background.

Learn more about IT8 Calibration. You can order the targets in our Online-Shop.

Individually-measured targets:
We offer individually-measured, high precision targets to meet your special requirements. You will also find these items in our online shop.

Custom made targets:
LaserSoft Imaging can also provide specially-customized targets (e.g. with company logo and name) per customer request. Please contact us.

Some advantages of LaserSoft Imaging's IT8 targets:

  • LaserSoft Imaging's calibration targets ...
  • … are more precise than other manufacturer's targets, since smaller batches get produced.
  • … are more reasonably priced than many competitor's targets.
  • … are especially easy to use with patented SilverFast Auto-IT8-Calibration.
  • … meet the ISO standard 12641.
  • … features a significantly better dynamic range.
  • … allow an automatic reference data download. (manual Download)

ICC Printer Calibration
Would you like the printing of your scanned images to be as authentic and predictable as possible?
With SilverFast IT8 you can calibrate not only your scanner, but your printer as well. You won't even need any additional hardware as your scanner will be used as the measurement device.
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