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It is not permitted to use test forms or any part thereof without permission. You may print test forms after you accept the license terms. It is not permitted to use test forms or any part thereof without permission.

 

 

1. Addressability Test (single printout)

The goal is to check how printing device can address data. Numerous parameters will be evaluated by the visual inspection. A microscope or magnifying glass helps to perform the evaluation. 

Please note that this form contains elements created, copyrighted and licensed by Franz Sigg. 

This test form is intended to be printed without color management!


Download: Addressability Test

Addressability_Test_12x18in (5 mm CC-84)

Addressability Test, A3 (coming soon)

 

 

 

2. Gamut/ Profile Calculation Test

Idealliance TC-1617 test form is used for output device gamut evaluation. An ICC profile / or G7 calibration may be performed to examine real color space that device is able to print.

Pictures:

  • Staircase — this picture has very small black generation  — if a device is G7 calibrated even without color management picture should be neutral.    
  • Moon - it is manipulated picture to check Total Ink Limit (Total Area coverage) - description on the picture shows current TAC value. 
  • Spectrum — a synthetic picture that visually  shows colorspace continuity (read here more)
  • Baby — G7 calibrated device should keep skin looking natural
  • Track — A sky and well-recognized red (very popular soft drink) is a sample of memory colors
  • Still-life — a lot of near to be neutral, grey objects made of various well-recognized materials: porcelain, paper, metal tin, an aluminum film, glass, various metals — most of the objects are well-known, so it is easy to judge if reproduction match expectations.

This test form is intended to be printed without color management!

Download: Gamut/ Profile Calculation Test

Gamut/ Profile Calculation Test 12x18", iSis, FD-9

Gamut/ Profile Calculation Test, A3, iSis, FD-9 (coming soon)

 

 

 

3. Accuracy Benchmark Test 

The test consist of both metrological and visual part. A unique (note: it is quarterly updates) Idealliance QR code is applied to the form - printout may be used for Idealliance G7 Conformance!

This test form is very similar to the previous one but all pictures and TC-1617 are color managed. An Idealliance  QR code is placed.

As color management is on - we expect a perfect match to source images.  

Pictures:

  • Staircase split version — this picture is CMY addressed — if a device is G7 calibrated even without color management picture should be neutral. 

       
                        CMYK                                                      K                                                         CMY                                   
  • Moon - it is manipulated picture to check Total Ink Limit (Total Area coverage) - description on the picture shows current TAC value. 
  • Spectrum — a synthetic picture that visually  shows colorspace continuity (read here more)
  • Baby — G7 calibrated device should keep skin looking natural
  • Track — A sky and well-recognized red (very popular soft drink) is a sample of memory colors
  • Still-life — a lot of near to be neutral, grey objects made of various well-recognized materials: porcelain, paper, metal tin, an aluminum film, glass, various metals — most of the objects are well-known, so it is easy to judge if reproduction match expectations.

This test form is intended to be printed with color management!

 

Download: Accuracy Benchmark Test

Accuracy Benchmark Test  / GRACol 2103, 12x18", iSis, FD-9

Accuracy Benchmark Test / PSO Coated v.3,  A3", iSis, FD-9 (coming soon)

 

 

4. Visual CMYK Test.

There are variants of this test page dedicated for various color spaces.

This test form is intended to be printed with color management!

 

Download Visual CMYK Test

 

 

5. Visual RGB Test.

There are variants of this test page dedicated for various color spaces. 

This test form is intended to be printed with color management!

To Download Visual RGB Tests and learn more click here 

 

 

6. Variation Test / single-page

The test is based on ChromaChecker VI-816 test form dedicated to intra-page variation.

To learn more about VI-816 click here. You may want to adopt version dedicated for different than iSis Instrument. 

This test form is intended to be printed without color management!

Download: Variation Test

Variation_Test_12x18in, iSis, FD-9

 

7. Variation Test / 1000 sheets print-run.

This test form contains 1000 numbered pages to be printed in a continuous print-run. Sheet number 1  is marked with cyan bar, pages 100, 200, 300 ... 900 with green bars and sheet number 1000 with the red bar, however, we may select randomly any page from the print-run.

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Each sheet is based on ChromaChecker VI-816 test form dedicated to intra-page variation. Sheets picked from production plot the picture of inter-page analysis, describing output device precision. 

This test form is intended to be printed without color management!

Download Variation Test / 1000 sheets

Variation Test / 1000 sheets, 12x18", iSis, FD-9

Variation Test / 1000 sheets,  A3, iSis, FD-9

 

8. Variation M-Score Test 

The test developed by Idealliance - dedicated to Digital Presses consists of three pages covered with uniform gray patches: 20-15-15-15, 40-30-30-30 and 65-50-50-50.

Mscore20

Download: Variation M-Score Test

M-Score Test,  12x18in, iSis

 

9. Audit Test forms for offset sheetfed presses

 coming soon