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Demonstration data for Print and Curve Inspectors

Data  Description  

G7® sample data 

G7® based analysis/curve generation (Virtual Print Run)

Set of sample measurements collected from various output devices, initial curves for curve generation from production. If you are a novice and have don't have data - download sample set here.
ISO sample data 
European print conditions and TVI based calibration
Set of sample measurements collected from various output devices, initial curves for curve generation from production.If you are a novice and have don't have data - download sample set here.

 

 

Control Strips for Print Inspector:

Control strip   Description    
G7 Calibration / QC /  Process Control

CC-84 1R
1,5-3 mm aperture

Multipurpose control strip for any printing technology.
G7 calibration! Single-row versions (4 & 5mm patch width).

CC-84 3R

1,5-7 mm aperture

Multipurpose control strip for any printing technology.
G7 calibration! Three-row versions (
patch size: 4x6mm, 8x12mm)
Minimal control strips / Assessing a Press without dedicated press run 

Min G7

1,5-7 mm aperture

Minimal control strip dedicated to G7 audits and production monitoring directly from production. (7 sizes, TIFF and PDF)

Min G7 3R

1,5-7 mm aperture

Minimal control strip dedicated to G7 audits and production monitoring directly from production.
Min TVI 40-80

1,5-7 mm aperture

Minimal control strip dedicated to TVI audits and production monitoring directly from production.

TVI Calibration Color Bars

TVI-06

1,5-7 mm aperture

Small size control strip for TVI calibration for offset presses
Based on 6 patches.
 

TVI-11 1R

1,5-7 mm aperture

Control strip for TVI calibration for offset presses
Based on 11 points - single row version
 

TVI-11 2R

1,5-7 mm aperture

Control strip for TVI calibration for offset presses
Based on 11 points - double-row version
 

TVI-11 3R

1,5-7 mm aperture

Control strip for TVI calibration for offset presses 
Based on 11 points - triple-row version

TVI-21 1R

1,5-7 mm aperture

Extended control strip for TVI calibration for offset presses 
Based on 21 points - single-row version
 

TVI-21 2R

1,5-7 mm aperture

Extended control strip for TVI calibration for offset presses  
Based on 21 points - double-row version
 

TVI-21 3R

1,5-7 mm aperture

Extended control strip for TVI calibration for offset presses
Based on 21 points - triple-row version
G7 Qualification - NOT OFFICIAL, modified version with improved accuracy

G7 Qualification Strip

scrambled (recommended)

Scrambled version of G7 qualification strip with additional patches to get more accurate results ( This is not official  Idealliance version) 
G7 Qualification Strip
visual (separation bars) 
Visual version of G7 qualification strip with additional patches.
Variation Test Forms coming soon)
VI-816 

FD-9 version

Variation tests - Konica Minolta FD-9 version  
VI-816

iSis version

Variation tests - X-Rite iSis version  

VI-816

i1iO version

Variation tests - X-Rite i1iO version - divided into two pages. Second half is rotated 180° (user do not need to cut printout)     

VI-816

handheld's version (i1Pro 2)

Variation tests - handheld (e.g. i1Pro 2) version with separation bars     
Advanced G7® Calibration

P2P-312

scrambled 

Extended G7 calibration test form. Based on P2P contains additional patches to improve accuracy.(top level only)

Patch size should be 2 mm larger than Instrument aperture. Select size patch according to your instrument requirements. If using a scanning device patch width should be double the instrument aperture. It is recommended to use high contrast technology instead of separation bars.  

– Target definition (CGATS .txt)
– printable Control Strip 

 

 

i1 Profiler Measure Reference Charts for Print Inspector 

Measure Reference  Description  

CC-84 3R — 8x12 mm

i1 Pro 1&2 , i1iO 
G7 Qualification strip scrambled (non-official!) i1 Pro 1&2 , i1iO 
Min G7 — 8x8mm i1 Pro 1&2 , i1iO 
TVI-21 3R — 7,5x10 mm i1 Pro 1&2 , i1iO 

In X-Rite i1 Profiler (demo or comercial version) in advanced mode go to CMYK Printer section, select Measure Reference Chart, next load controlstrip related .rmfx file. 


Alwan Print Verifier Job Templates for Print Inspector

Job Template  Description  

CC-84 1R

Single line version (e.g. eXact)

CC-84 3R

3-row version ( i1Pro, eXact and other instruments)
     
Min G7 universal template for all supported instruments

 

basiccolor Catch Job Templates for Print Inspector

Job Template  Description  

 

All instruments 

 

basICColor Catch XML for Print Inspector

Job Template  Description  

CC-84 3R

   

 Catch XML files allows user to build a Job Template for any instrument supported by basICColor Catch. 

 

 

 

Instrument Inspector Harmonizer H-100 Target

Control strip   Description    

H-100 Standard

Standard version for most handheld instruments - various sizes included.
H-100 iSis Special version with two additional columns - dedicated for X-Rite iSis, but easy to scan with i1Pro or other handheld instruments
H-100 Barbieri  Special version – dedicated for Barbieri Instruments, but easy to scan with i1Pro and other handheld instruments
H-100 Single Row Single Row version dedicated for instruments like X-Rite® eXact Scan, Intellitrax or others like Techkon SpectraDrive
H-100 Extra Large Standard layout with extra big patches (20x20mm) for spot mode - dedicated for benchtops, colorimeters, and large aperture devices.

Note: CGATS Target definitions are CMYK only while PDF is based on both CMYK and Lab spaces! This is made intentionally to dynamically adopt Target to current device's print conditions. We strongly recommend using PDF for printing.

– Target definition (CGATS .txt)
– PDF/X-4 file - printable Target (CMYK + Lab  spaces) 


 

Other Instrument Inspector Target definitions

Control strip   Description    
ChromaChecker Physical Targets:

X-42, B-42 
key patches only (42)

Basic Layout of 42 key patches in a vertical position. This is a core set of X-42, B-42 patches (6x7 grid)
X-42
all patches (42 + 22)
Full patch list with all additional black or white control patches (all additional patches will be finally ignored) 
X-42 rotated
key patches only (42) 
Basic version rotated to a horizontal position - handy for most hand-held devices working in the scan mode. 

B-42 

all patches (42+6) 

Patch grid dedicated for Barbieri instruments - additional 6 white patches (top row) will be ignored.  

I-42 

key patches only (42)

key patches of I-42 (recommended when working in the spot measurement mode)  
I-42 
all patches (42+4)  
Full Patch list of I-42, starting CMYK patches required for some instruments will be finally ignored.
Ceramic CL-36 ChromaChecker/ LUCIDEON  CL-36 is an enhanced set of classic BCRA that consist of 35 ceramic + one synthetic OBA tiles.
Long-term and mid-term third-party Targets:    
Calibration Plaque Calibration White (typically a ceramic tile) delivered with the Instrument and used for calibration purpose

basICColor MesCal13

metal target — containing 13 colored metal tiles
Lucideon Printing Standards Set of 14 ceramic standards available from LUCIDEON
X-Rite ColorChecker Low-cost mid-term target substitution 
Additional third-party Printable Targets for Harmoniser:
PO Basic 210 CMYK Patch-list for harmonizing Heidelberg Image Control (Quality Monitor from Heidelberg is required) - printable target 
12647-7 Control Wedge 2013 Typical (US) G7 proof verification control Wedge - be sure to use exact CMYK values (2 decimal places) from CC patch list file.
Ugra/Fogra MW 3 Typical (EU)  proof verification Media Wedge - be sure to use exact CMYK values (2 decimal places) from CC patch list file.

Note: CGATS Target definitions are CMYK only while PDF is based on both CMYK and Lab spaces! This is made intentionally to dynamically adopt Target to current device's print conditions. We strongly recommend using PDF for printing.

– Target definition (CGATS .txt)
– User have to buy Target from vendor

 

 

i1 Profiler Measure Reference Charts for Instrument Inspector  

Measure Reference  Description  

Instrument Inspector H-100 (v.1.02)
i1 Pro1, 2 / i1iO

i1 Pro 1&2 , i1iO 
Instrument Inspector H-100
iSis 1, 2
iSis 1, 2  
Instrument Inspector X-42, B-42 
i1 Pro1, 2 / i1iO
i1 Pro 1&2 , i1iO 
Instrument Inspector X-42
iSis 1, 2
iSis 1, 2  

 

 

 

Barbieri Gateway Charts for Instrument Inspector  

Measure Reference  Description  

Instrument Inspector H-100 Barbieri

To print use dedicated PDF file  
Instrument Inspector X-42 Manual mode only 
Instrument Inspector B-42  Manual  and autopositioning modes

 To learn how to install Chart read manual here. 

 

 

 

Alwan Print Verifier Job Templates for Instrument Inspector

Job Template  Description  

 H-100 Standard 1.02

For X-Rite eXact Scan - the user has to manual enter patch width

 

Konica Minolta FD-S2w Chart Files for Instrument Inspector

Job Template  Description  

 H-100 Standard 1.02 /A4

Edit dimension to actual printed size and location on sheet

 

X-Rite ColorPort XML Files for Instrument Inspector

Job Template  Description  

X-42 /530 spot mode

Spot mode 
H-100 Spot Mode 1.02 Spot mode 

 

 

 

Control Strips for Plate Inspector 

Control strip   Description    

Plate Inspector C

CMYK version

CMYK plate setter G7/TVI compensation curve

Plate Inspector C

CMYKOGV version

Extended CMYKOGV plate setter G7/TVI compensation curve
Plate Inspector D
CMYK version 2400dpi
Linearization Strip - longer CMYK version with 5 checker tests /2400 dpi  *1
Plate Inspector D
CMYKOGV version 
Linearization Strip - longer extended CMYKOGV version with 5 checker tests /2400 dpi  *1
Plate Inspector E
CMYK version 2540 dpi
Linearization Strip - longer CMYK version with 5 checker tests — 2540 dpi  *1
Plate Inspector E
CMYKOGV version 2540 dpi
Linearization Strip - longer extended CMYKOVG version with 5 checker tests — 2540 dpi  *1
Plate Inspector L
CMYK version
Linearization Strip - shorter CMYK version - no checker tests
Plate Inspector L
CMYKOGV version
Linearization Strip - shorter CMYKOVG version - no checker tests
Plate Inspector R
template CMYK version
R1, R2, ... R8
Template for Plate Inspector R strips. A user has to edit the description and RIP file to one-bit with no linearisation or press correction curves. Set contains 8 pages — enables recognizing 8 settings (R1-R8)
Plate Inspector R
template CMYKOGV version
R1, R2, ... R8
Template for Plate Inspector R strips. A user has to edit the description and RIP file to one-bit with no linearisation or press correction curves.
Set contains 8 pages — enables recognizing 8 settings (R1-R8)
Plate Inspector M
CMYK only
Plate setter audit test form - for linearisation, registration, and uniformity evaluation. Dedicated to be measured with plate readers.

 

Sample Plate Inspector R Strips (one-bit rasterized by the RIP) 

RIP / resolution  Screening parameters barcode ID    

Harlequin 2400 dpi

175 lpi Elliptical 1 #R1
Harlequin 2400 dpi 175 lpi Elliptical 2 #R2
Harlequin 2400 dpi 175 lpi Elliptical P #R3
Harlequin 2400 dpi 175 lpi Elliptical Q1 #R4
Harlequin 2400 dpi 175 lpi Elliptical Q2 #R5
Harlequin 2400 dpi 175 lpi Round #R6
Harlequin 2400 dpi Auraia Q 30J5 [350 lpi] #R7
Harlequin 2400 dpi Auraia CP [450 lpi] #R8

It is highly recommended to generate one-bit strips using your RIP to have identical screening properties.

– Target definition (CGATS .txt)
– PDF file (zipped)
– RIP Settings screen shot
*1  – Scan feature supported by CC InstrumentDriver 2Q 2018 

 

 

3-rd party software templates for substrate measurements

Measure Reference  Description  

i1 Profiler Reference Chart

Use i1Pro2 to measure twice on WB and twice on BB

Note: Substrate Inspector requires white/black backer (as described in ISO standards) - be sure to order one. 

 

 








 

 

 

ChromaChecker™ Test Pages

Test Form  Description    

Addressibility Test

12x18" single page / NO CM / don't scale!  
Gamut/Profile Calculation  12x18" single page / NO CM  
Accuracy Benchmark 12x18" single page / CM / GRACoL2013  
Visual CMYK Test 12x18" single page / CM   
Single-page Variation Test  12x18" single page / NO CM   
Print-run Variation Test 12x18" 1000 pages print run / NO CM   
Fogra M-Score Test 12x18" Fogra M-Score test form  
Visual RGB — AdobeRGB 12x18" - scalable  
Visual RGB — DCI-P3 12x18" - scalable  
Visual RGB — Display P3 12x18" - scalable  
Visual RGB — eciRGB v.2 12x18" - scalable  
Visual RGB — Image P3 12x18" - scalable  
Visual RGB — ProPhotoRGB 12x18" - scalable  
Visual RGB — ROMM-RGB 12x18" - scalable  
23x35" Offset Press 23x35" single page, GRACoL 2013   

 





ChromaChecker™ Benchmarking PDFs

Test Form  Description  

Proofer Audit

Set of test pages for Proofer Benchmarking  
Digital Press Audit Set of test pages for Digital Press Benchmarking  
LFP Audit Set of test pages for Large/Grand Format Benchmarking  

 

 

 

 

ChromaChecker™ Software for acquiring measurement data.

Application  Version  

ChromaChecker™ DataCollector

 1.58
ChromaChecker™ DataLogger Firmware  1.048_us
ChromaChecker™ Capture Online Mac OsX (NEW) auto
ChromaChecker™ Capture Online Win 64 (NEW) auto