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IT8 Targets for Color Calibration

The new SilverFast IT8 Targets

For accurate true Colors – Fully automatic Scanner Calibration with ISO-compliant IT8 Targets

A “Target” is a type of measuring table that calculates the exact color recognition capability of a scanner and identifies the singularities of said scanner. There is ISO standard 12641 for these targets, which was enhanced by the ISO committee with Part 2 in December 2019. LaserSoft Imaging now provides color calibration targets according to the previous IT8 standard 12641-1 as well as according to the new design 12641-2.

LaserSoft Imaging produces its own IT8 target, ensuring the highest precision in target production. All around the world, companies trust the unflinching quality of LaserSoft Imaging targets. The reflective target option generates a color profile for the scanning of “top-view” material, such as photo prints, while the transparent target option generates a color profile for the scanning of translucent film materials, such as slides.

Advanced Calibration Video

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Advanced IT8 Target

600 additional Measurement Points

The Advanced Part 2 Targets offer more measuring fields than the Standard Part 1 Targets. Part 1 Targets use intelligent algorithms and important measurement points to calculate a calibration profile, while Part 2 profiles contain significantly more measurement points and Part 2 Targets possess additional measurement fields for dark and pastel color tones. The profiles according to Part 2 thus enable an overall increased accuracy.

See the difference...

without Color Calibration
Color Cast removed with SilverFast IT8 Calibration

Accordance with ISO

Targets in accordance with ISO 12641-1:


  • Transparency targets (IT8.7/1) in formats of 35mm and 6x7cm on Fuji Provia 100F film.

  • Middle format transparency targets (IT8.7/1) in format of 10,2×12,70cm (4×5″) on Fuji Provia 100F or Kodak Ektachrome Professional E100G film.

  • Reflective targets (IT8.7/2) in formats of 10x15cm and 13x18cm (5×7″) on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Supreme or Kodak Professional Endura paper.

  • Full format reflective targets (IT8.7/2) in format of 15x22cm on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Supreme or Kodak Professional Endura paper, mounted on polystyrol background.

Targets in accordance with ISO 12641-2:


  • Transparency targets (IT8.7/1) in formats of 35mm and 6x7cm on Fuji Provia 100F film.

  • Middle format transparency targets (IT8.7/1) in format of 10,2×12,70cm (4×5″) on Fuji Provia 100F film.

  • Reflective targets (IT8.7/2) in formats of 10x15cm and 13x18cm (5×7″) on Kodak Professional Endura paper.

  • Full format reflective targets (IT8.7/2) in format of 15x22cm on Kodak Professional Endura paper.

Calibration Instructions

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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 alignment.

Fully automatic IT8 Calibration

Learn more about our IT8 Calibration. Our high-quality targets are also available at an affordable price independent from our SilverFast scanning software. You can order the IT8 targets through our Online Store.

ICC Printer Calibration

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.

Individually-measured

We also offer individually-measured, high-precision IT8 targets to meet your special requirements for top-quality results. You will also find these items in our online shop.

IT8 FAQ

Questions and answers concerning the IT8 calibration. Is the IT8 calibration available for SilverFast SE? What is the Delta-E value? Can I test the IT8 Calibration in a demo version?