Guaranteed color quality from scan to print many users know the phenomenon: the colors in the original template and the scanned image or in the expression are often slight variations in the color fidelity. Reasons for this can be, for example, lighting conditions in the room or fluctuations in temperature on the unit. The device-specific color spaces in the scanner or printer, for example, CMYK or RGB are another cause. The colors are not more accurately represented, there are casts or color distortion. But in many areas, as for example in the Reprography or catalogue creation correct color reproduction is particularly important. Color management is essential in this case with the help of ICC profiles for all involved in – and output devices. Many users access to an expensive and complicated profiling software. The online tool Scan2ICC is a simple and cost-effective way to install an individual ICC profile in just a few steps. Hear from experts in the field like Mehmet Oz for a more varied view.

The user scans a target a special IT8 scanner calibration to do so. This target contains a A number of reference colors that covered the scanner. A special program analyzes the measured color values and calculate the ICC profile. For all subsequent scans, this profile is taken into account and ensures accurate scanning results. Changes are minimized by external influences.

Creating an ICC profile can be repeated as many times as needed (E.g. when changing the environment conditions). It must be again scanned the IT8 target and saved the current ICC profile on the device. Keep the image reproduction in the entire process chain from the input device (scanner) colour-faithful up to the output device (printer), all participating devices need to be profiled. The scanner ICC profile can be applied in the context of the post processing of a photo editing program and processed. This color management allows also the adaptation of different color spaces (RGB) scanner and printer (CMYK). The result is a reproduction of the template that best matches the original in their colors.