Supported Instruments

X-Rite i1 Pro 1 & 2

There is a variety of the software that supports the most popular instrument all over the world: 1IPro - both versions 1&2. No matter what software you want to use some initial steps are the same for all cases:

  1. Register your i1Pro 1/2 in Instrument Inspector. Set initial settings. The blue Upload Icon enables you to drag and drop measurements file on it or browse local hard drive
  2. Activate your Target (B-42 or X-42) 
  3. If you want to use an automatic upload mode you need to set FTP or SOAP login/password settings on the ChromaChecker website (first icon). 

General rules how to scan Target with i1Pro

  1. Remember to clean calibration plate (ceramic tile) before calibration. Be sure that instrument is not very cold or hot (store it in its recommended temperature). Check if an optical patch is free of artifacts and dust. Carefully clean glass if necessary:


  2. We recommend warming up an instrument before – simply measure the first line two or three times in a row before continuing to the second line. 
  3. Scanning has to start from a white area and stop on a white area - using recommended stop stick and suggested positioning on the ruler makes this process easy.
  4. For multiple measurements, always start by performing a new calibration.
  5. Check if the instrument is scratching target - if so clean the bottom of the instrument and if necessary use paper bar to lift ruler slightly up - be careful not to lift it too much.
  6. Recommended ambient condition 23 +/- 1°C (73 +/- 2°F), 40-60 % RH


Rotated Target

For i1 Pro ver. 1 or 2  we are turning target clockwise (B-42 or X-42) 


90° clockwise rotated Target  (on the left).                                                                                  Displayed on screen (on the right) 

First scanning line starts from the blue patch and with black one, the last line starts from green ends with red.


Stop stick

It can be useful using a stop stick  (blue element placed on the ruler). Made of a plastic or wood helps mechanically limit movement of a spectrophotometer.

I1Pro 1

I1Pro 2

For i1 Pro 1  length of this stop should be around 4.5" (114 mm) (both B-42, X- 42 Targets)

For i1 Pro  2   with the X-42 Target length of this stop should be around 5.5" (140 mm), for the B-42 Target –  4.5" (114 mm). Make the stop stick yourself - just cut plastic or wooden rod or pipe


How to scan?

During scanning slide instrument slowly, hold it firmly to avoid shaking.

i1Pro 1

 i1Pro 2



Install your measurement software

basICColor Catch

Procedure for manual upload (try it before switching to  auto-recognition mode)

  1. Select and download proper template file:

    X-Rite i1 Pro 1 — X-42, B-42 .c4e
    X-Rite i1 Pro 2 — X-42, B-42 .c4e
  2. Launch the Catch Application.
  3. Install and select proper task/template (select according to your instrument). You may want to edit task according to your specific needs. You may want to use your own naming convention or change meta data (Notes section). To edit right -click on the job name. In Notes, an "Intention" field is responsible for the auto-recognition feature. You may want to set it later.
  4. Scan target and manually upload the file to check if setting and measurement files are correct. To upload files drag and drop is the fastest method. Be sure that proper Target is selected.



ChromaChecker™ II Target B-42 X-42 i1Pro.jobTemplate



i1 Profiler

i1pro2 _ i1Profiler.rmxf 





Additional information

— how to scan with another software not listed above.

If you want to use different software be sure that is XRGA compatible first. That is critical for minimizing inter-instrument agreement.

You have to define patch layout that reflects patches order in a rotated position. For more details read this.