IT-8 target for generating individual ICC profiles of scanners for professional colour management. LaserSoft Imaging features an own very high quality IT8 target production. Big companies use LaserSoft Imaging targets for their world wide production and are hooked by the high quality.
Before you perform a colour calibration with an IT-8 target you should clean the target carefully in order to avoid fault measurements due to dust. For cleaning IT-8 targets we recommend an anti-static brush from Kinetronics. With an anti-static brush you can make a careful and professional cleaning and you remove static loads from the film material, and you avoid, respectively, that it charges up with static loads during the cleaning process.
x-rite i1 Scanner is a software, which can produce an input profile for a scanner with the help of an IT-8 target. Therefore the IT-8 target will be scanned with a scan software and read by the i1 scanner software. By comparing the read colour fields with those of a reference file a scanner profile will be computed and saved. This scanner profile can then be used by different scan programs (EpsonScan, Canon-ScanGear, SilverFast, Vuescan) as an input profile.