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

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments · analogue photography, News, Processing, Reviews, Scanner, SilverFast

The Fogra (Fogra Graphic Technology Research Association) is an internationally renowned German association with the objective to promote print engineering and its future-oriented technologies in the fields of research and development, and to enable the printing industry to utilize the results of this activity. Fogra has over 700 members, from which about two thirds are graphic art businesses operating in fields ranging from prepress through to bookbinding.

For being able to guarantee the high quality of our color management products to our customers with a quiet conscience, LaserSoft Imaging has assigned the Fogra to get granular on it. On the one hand they have checked, that our IT8 targets – the transmissive as well as the reflective ones – are adequate to the strict IT8 standards (ISO norm 12641).

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

Source: Fogra conformance check of LaserSoft Imaging’s IT8 targets in regard to ISO IT8 standard (.pdf)

On the other hand the Fogra has tested, how color accurate a scanner (an ordinary EPSON Perfection V 750 in this test) works after calibrating it with a LaserSoft Imaging IT8 target and the SilverFast software.

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

Source: Fogra color accuracy assessment of the SilverFast scanner software after color calibration with LaserSoft Imaging’s IT8 targets (.pdf)

The Fogra testers were especially impressed how easy the autoIT8-Calibration is to use and they appreciated its smooth flow during the tests.

Further information on our SilverFast autoIT8-Calibration can be found here …

… or get a general survey of the available LaserSoft Imaging IT8 targets.

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