Last Updated: 30/03/2016


basICColor products


calibration and profiling software, screen sensors, digital camera grey balancing tools

Neil Barstow of has been working with basICColor for over 13 years and, with hundreds of users in the field, is very well equipped to talk you through the advantages and features of their product line. Please click here to contact Neil by email. Please provide contact details and a little info about your needs and Neil Barstow will call you personally to talk over your requirements.

display calibration

verification screen basICColor Display basICColor display software provides a significant upgrade for those users who feel that they'd like more display accuracy and, thus, better peace of mind

basICColor Discus

BasICColor DISCUS is a highly accurate measurement sensor for Display Calibration. The DISCUS is recognised as the best display screen sensor available. It has wide ranging software support.

digital camera tools

grey balancing

basICColor Greycard

basICColor GrayCard is practically free of "metamerism" (metameric failure).  In brief, this means that the basICColor Grey card looks the same under all viewing conditions: Grey without a cast. Most Greycards do not have this property because of metamerism where they pick up casts under different lightsources.

basICColor CaliCube

basICCalicube combines control elements for greybalance, black and white point in one clever object. Four functions in one calibration device: 1: absolute black, 2: clean highlight values showing just noticeable detail, 3: specular highlight (255,255,255), and 4: properly neutral midtone gray. it takes only 3 eyedropper clicks in an editing application like Adobe Photoshop or you can optimize the image within your RAW converter.

camera profiling software and targets

basICColor Input software is invaluable in the quest to achieve critical colour accuracy from your digital camera or scanner files. Good input profiling software properly analyses the captured camera or scanner target, determines the reproduction characteristics of the device and encapsulates this information into an accurate ICC profile.

the digital colorchecker SG (semi gloss)  is a high quality and very well respected hard copy target developed by Munsell for use in digital photography. The colorchecker SG has an extended colour patch series and includes surrounding uniformity fields to confirm even illumination. The included 140 colour patches were carefully selected as representative colour gamut markers, so that the resulting ICC input profile can produce very high quality images.


proof quality analysis

basICColor control software the basICColor Catch software /Control module is used in the Validation of Proof and Print Quality. Control allows evaluation using a range of targets including: Ugra / Fogra Media Wedge, IFRA Cuboid, even a complete ECI 2002 target CMYK and many others.

The Ugra/ Fogra MediaWedge CMYK is an internationally recognised proof reference standard. Common practice for contract proofs requires that the Ugra/Fogra V2 or V3 Media Wedge be included on each printed proof. Resulting measurement values must conform to the nominal ISO 12647 values and the ISO 12647-7 tolerances.

RIP for proof production

basICColor RIP and print production server is a highly innovative proofing system. Because of its good price/performance ratio the software offers everybody the possibility to output their own proofs. basICColor PPS offers flexibility to a high degree combined with outstanding output quality.

MatchPatch proofer profile optimisation software

basICColor MatchPatch uses measured errors in printed reproduction in recalculating proofer profiles to optimise pass quality in ISO standard proofing.
Exact standards are required for proofing and other high quality applications. Falling outside the tolerances in a pass/fail system requires corrective action. Outside of some high end RIPs, no method has been available for achieving this level of perfection.
Using specialist software to iterate the accuracy of individual colors within the output gamut, incredible precision can be achieved. MatchPatch achieves this by modifying a proofer output profile to achieve higher accuracy in the reproduction of specific logo or spot colors, or pass/fail quality control standard media wedges.

profiling the print process

high end print profiling software

basICColor print software is the print profiling solution which supports all RGB and CMYK printers. Whether working with inkjet printer, digital printing press or through a RIP, basICColor print provides the best profiling solution. basICColor print gives discriminating accuracy for colour professionals and optimises ink reduction for improved profitability.

drag and drop printer profiling

basICColor drop RGB and CMYKick it has never been easier to create ICC profiles for your desktop printer than with basICColor dropRGB 2 and CMYKick 2. Integrated into basICColor catch and with automatic measurement data correction, creating a perfect ICC profile for your printer is easy as pie. You can even create a profile with the unmatched basICColor gamut mapping using another profile as a starting point, e.g. a canned profile that came with your printer, just drag and drop the profile onto the icon – done!