Creating test charts for X-rite iSis

Creating test charts and measurement data for X-RiteĀ  iSis

To use our reference files to generate test charts for X-Rite iSis please use the X-Rite i1Profiler application. In the following example we want to generate a test chart and measurement data with an i1iO for a 6 color printer. The explanation is the same for any other color space be it RGB, CMYK, 5 or 7 colors.
Note: Generating test charts and measurement data can be done with the demo version of the software. Make sure to always use the recent software version.


  1. After starting the i1Profiler software select the color workflow you want to create the test chart for in the Device selection chooser. For a 6 color test chart select CMYK+2. After that click the Profiling button.
  2. In the Patch Set section click on Load, select the CGATS files option under Files of type and navigate to the ColorLogic reference TXT file for 6 colors.

    As a ColorLogic CoPrA user you will find them in the Testcharts/Multicolor folder in the CoPrA installation folder. As a ColorAnt L user you can generate your 6 color reference file with the Custom Chart tool and save the reference file to your desktop.
  3. After loading the reference file the amount of patches and a preview of the patches is displayed.
  4. Ignore all information regarding Linearisation or Printer color setup and simply click on Next or click the Test Chart button at the bottom of the dialog.
  5. The Test Chart section allows to select the instrument under Device setup and the page layout under Page setup. If this is done a preview of the test chart layout is shown and the amount of pages. Click on Save as and save the test chart to be printed on your printer.
  6. After printing measure the chart in the Measurement section. Connect your instrument and the Measurement Mode (M0, M1, M2) and click on Measure.

  7. After you are done with your measurement data acquisition click on the Save button and select the i1Profiler CGATS Spectral text file format under Files of type and save the measurement data to disk.
  8. Now you are done with i1Profiler and you can use the measurement data in either CoPrA for profiling or ColorAnt for further optimization (recommended).