Golden Thread Device Level Target

Image Science Associates


The Golden Thread Device Level Target is a companion to the object-level target. It is designed to allow scanner and camera performance measurements over a larger field of view. In addition to enabling the same ISO metrics as the object-level target, it can provide for measuring illumination uniformity, spatial distortion, and resolution variability over the target’s areal coverage. This target is best suited for scanner benchmarking or session-to-session quality control and is compatible with GoldenThread software

Image Science Associates products are generally drop-shipped directly from Image Science Associates. Please allow 2-3 days for order processing

Notable Features

  • Sheet-metal mounted, this target provides a means to measure sampling rate (dpi), resolution, color, tone, noise and color channel misregistration. Compliant with existing ISO standard’s protocols when measured using GoldenThread
  • It has the identical 18 color patches of the Gretag Macbeth™ColorChecker®, plus 12 unique spectrally neutral gray patches to better track high dynamic range tones often encountered in many collections
  • All patches are annotated with their L*a*b* values so, if in the future, doubt arises about the color genealogy of the object, and the target is included in the image, the user has a clear path back to the colors and tones of the original object. One can also quickly check the annotated L*a*b* values of the target against those provided by commercial image editing software
  • There are also vertical and horizontal slanted edge targets near the center to calculate the spatial frequency response (SFR) along with bar-type wedge features to quickly judge spatial resolution visually (200-850 dpi) or compare against software calculated results
  • This target’s dimensions are 7” x 10” x 1/8” (17.8 x 25.4 x 0.32 cm)
  • Bidirectional metric- and-English based rulers are provided to confirm sampling rate
  • Note: The price above is for the Golden Thread device level target only. The device level target requires the use of the Image Science Associates Golden Thread analyzer software (sold separately)