Before you perform a colour calibration with an IT-8 target you should clean the target carefully in order to avoid fault measurements due to dust. For cleaning IT-8 targets we recommend an anti-static brush from Kinetronics. With an anti-static brush you can make a careful and professional cleaning and you remove static loads from the film material, and you avoid, respectively, that it charges up with static loads during the cleaning process.
x-rite i1 Scanner is a software, which can produce an input profile for a scanner with the help of an IT-8 target. Therefore the IT-8 target will be scanned with a scan software and read by the i1 scanner software. By comparing the read colour fields with those of a reference file a scanner profile will be computed and saved. This scanner profile can then be used by different scan programs (EpsonScan, Canon-ScanGear, SilverFast, Vuescan) as an input profile.