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i1Photo Pro3

A new i1Pro spectrophotometer for profiling

X-Rite have launched a new version of the i1Pro spectrophotometer, the i1Pro 3.

The device is included in the i1Photo Pro 3 package for creating custom camera, monitor, projector, scanner and RGB printer profiles.

Keith Cooper has been testing the new spectrophotometer for a while, and we’ll have a full review in due course.

Product information at X-Rite

The device and software is very similar to the i1Pro 3+ that Keith reviewed in detail a few months ago.

i1pro collection

Three generations of i1Pro spectrophotometer.

The i1Pro 3 spectrophotometer has been launched by X-Rite. it features a number of hardware improvements over the old i1Pro2. Keith has been testing one for a while and whilst we’ll have a full review, it’s worth noting that the i1Profiler has been updated to support the new measurement device.

The software is very similar to that covered in detail in the following reviews/articles (newest first)

All of our many X-Rite reviews/articles

Press info for product launch

Ultimate colour accuracy for print perfectionists

NEW i1Photo Pro 3

i1photo-pro3i1Photo Pro 3 is the new standard of precision for “Colour Perfectionist” photographers looking for complete colour consistency throughout their workflow.

Quickly and easily create custom camera, monitor, projector, scanner and RGB printer profiles, ensuring the colours you capture, view and print are true.

i1Photo Pro 3 combines world-class hardware and software to deliver the ultimate professional-level colour management for photo pros who print, offering the most accurate and consistent colour calibration and profiling from capture to view to print.

Key Features
  • New illuminant design offers full-spectrum LED light source, allowing for single-pass scanning and improves device reliability and accuracy
  • Measure up to 5000 nits for correct calibration on high brightness displays
  • Measures M0, M1, and M2 simultaneously in a single pass, cutting scanning time in half and reads smaller patches than the i1Pro 2
  • Optical Brightener Compensation predicts what colours printed on optically brightened paper will look like under both standard and specific light conditions
  • Real-time user feedback ensures accurate measurement position and a self-check tool to adjust and correct minor shifts
  • XRGA (X-Rite Graphic Arts Standard) equipped to make it quicker and easier to adhere to ISO standards and have confidence that data sent or received is reliable and repeatable, reducing waste and rework
  • Other new products in the i1Pro 3 range include the i1Basic Pro 3 and i1Publish Pro 3

i1Pro 3 technical specifications

From X-Rite

  • i1 technology with built-in wavelengths check
  • Spectral analyzer: Holographic diffraction grating with 128-pixel diode array
    Spectral Range: 380 – 730 nm
  • Physical sampling interval: 3.5 nm
    Optical resolution: 10 nm
    Spectral reporting: 380 nm to 730 nm in 10 nm steps
  • Measurement Frequency in scanning mode: 400 measurements per second
  • Measurement geometry: 45°/0° ring illumination optics, ISO 13655:2017
    Measurement aperture: 4.5 mm (0.18”) diameter (effective measurement aperture during scanning is depending on the patch size and measurement speed)
  • Light source: Full-Spectrum LED Light Source

Measurement Conditions:

  • M0 -UV included – ISO 13655:2017
  • M1 – D50 – ISO 13655:2017
  • M2 – ISO 13655:2017

OBC: Optical Brightener Compensation (OBC) with i1Profiler software

Calibration: Manual on external ceramic white reference

Measurement Background: white, ISO 13655:2017; for measurements on backup board

Minimal Patch Size in Spot Mode: 6 x 6 mm (0.24” x 0.24”) (Width x Height)

Minimal Patch Size in Scanning Mode: 6 x 7 mm (0.24” x 0.28”) (Width x Height) with i1iO; 7 x 7 mm (0.28” x 0.28”) (Width x Height) with sensor ruler; 10 x 7 mm (0.40” x 0.28”) (Width x Height) without sensor ruler

Maximum Scan Length: 260 mm (10.24”)

Inter-instrument agreement: 0.3 ∆E00 average, 0.8 ∆E00 max. (deviation from X-Rite manufacturing standard at a temperature of 23ºC (73.4ºF) on 12 BCRA tiles (D50, 2º))
Short-term repeatability: 0.05 ∆E00 on white (D50,2°, mean of 10 measurements every 3 seconds on white)


Measurement range: 0.2 – 5000 cd/m2 on a typical LCD-Monitor
Short-term repeatability: x,y: +/- 0.002 typical (5000°K, 80 cd/m2)

  • Data Format: spectral irradiance [mW/nm/m2], illuminance [lux]
  • Type: Cosine-corrected diffusor light measurement head
  • Interface: USB 1.1
  • Power supply: Device powered by USB. No additional charger or battery required. USB 1.1 high power device.
  • Operating Conditions
    Temperature: 10°C (50°F) – 35°C (95°F)
    Humidity: 0% – 80% non-condensing
  • Storage Conditions
    Temperature: 0°C (32°F) to 45°C (113°F)
Physical dimensions
  • i1Pro 3 device: Length 162 mm, width 69 mm, height 64 mm (6.4” x 2.7” x 2.5”)
  • i1Pro 3 Ruler: Length 337 mm , width 102 mm (13.3” x 4.0”)
  • i1Pro 3 Backup Board: 355 mm x 265 mm (14.0” x 10.4”) folded or 355 mm x 400 mm (14.0” x 15.7”) unfolded
  • Weight i1Pro 3 device: 285 g (10.1 oz)

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