Digitisation Test Targets

IRIS Consulting Group has three different Test Target sheets available for purchase:

  • ISO 12653-3 Scanner Test Target (duplex) for b/w and coloured A4 Documents up to 300 dpi
  • ISO 12653-3 Scanner Test Target (single-sided) for b/w and coloured Documents up to 300 dpi and primarily used for flat bed scanners
  • A&P PM – 189 Scanner Test Target (single-sided) for b/w and coloured A4 Documents.  Also includes Ink Gamut Chart for documents on which colour is used

 

In addition, IRIS has also provided a brief instructional video to demonstrate how a Test Target should be used and a five minute training course on how to undertake Day Boxing.

ISO 12653-3 Scanner Test Target Duplex Sheets and Single-Sided Sheets

We have an ISO 12653-3 duplex Test Target and a single-sided ISO 12653-3 Test Target and both can be used for scanning (digitisation) of office documents in black-and-white, colour, with or without half tone.

These Test Target sheets are physical test charts printed on specialised paper to meet exacting industry specifications. As such, the Targets can only be provided in hard copy format. The procedures and tool for recording the results will be provided in electronic format (via email) for ease of use.

Refer to the details below about each of the ISO 12653 Test Targets:

ISO 12653-3 Duplex Scanner Test Target up to 300 dpi
Duplex Test Target sheet (i.e. the Target is printed on both sides of the sheet) – For black, white, colour, with or without half tone (all tests, contained in the one Test Target sheet) $250.00 AUD inc GST
An emailed copy of the Step by Step procedures, explaining how to use and interpret the Test Target results
Tool for recording the test results
Postage within Australia only (standard Australia Post Service) $10.00 AUD inc GST
ISO 12653-3 Single-Sided Scanner Test Target up to 300 dpi
Single-sided Test Target sheet – For black, white, colour, with or without half tone (all tests, contained in the one Test Target sheet). $125.00 AUD inc GST
The manufacturers of this Test Target indicate that the single-sided Test Target can reliably be used for flatbed scanners only for documents up to A0 Size.

As an example, it will be necessary to use the following multiples of A4 Test Targets to achieve testing on single-sided A3 – A0 sized documents:

  • 2 X A4 will enable the testing of single-sided A3 Documents
  • 4 X A4 will enable the testing of single-sided A2 Documents
  • 8 X A4 will enable the testing of single-sided A1 Documents
  • 16 X A4 will enable the testing of single-sided A0 Documents
Tool for recording the test results
Postage within Australia only (standard Australia Post Service) $10.00 AUD inc GST

A&P PM-189 Scanner Test Target (single-sided)

IRIS Consulting Group Pty Ltd has compared the PM-189 Test Target with relevant test target elements outlined in the ISO 12653-3:2014 – Electronic imaging – Test target for scanning of office documents – Part 3 – Test target for use in lower resolution applications. This assessment has identified where there is equivalence between the PM-189 and ISO 12653-3 test elements.

The PM-189 comes with a second Test Target for testing of colour scanning output, the Ink Gamut Chart. This chart is recommended for use in assessing the reproduction of colour in the ISO 12653-2:2000 Electronic imaging – Test target for the black-and-white scanning of office documents – Part 2: Method of use.

IRIS offers the following package for this Test Target:

A&P PM-189 Scanner Test Target
A&P PM – 189 Scanner Test Target Sheet (single-sided) for black-and-white and greyscale $150.00 AUD inc GST
Ink Gamut Chart for the coloured documents
An emailed copy of the Step by Step procedures, explaining how to perform the tests and interpret the Test Target results
Tool for recording the test results
Postage within Australia only (standard Australia Post Service) $10.00 AUD inc GST

Questions?

If you have questions about the test targets and their application and use please contact:

Gaynor Deal on (08) 9200 6251 or email gaynor.deal@irisconsulting.net.au