X-Rite OBC Kit

Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs) are used in many paper mills and premium inkjet paper manufacturers to make a yellowish paper appear whiter and brighter. Until recently, colour management technologies have not been able to deal with the colour variations these OBAs cause in custom ICC output profiles – a problem for users in colour-critical proofing and printing environments.

X-Rite’s Optical Brightening Compensation (OBC) solution helps compensate for these colour shifts, so the colour you measure with your colour management device is the same colour you see in a viewing booth. It is designed for use with X-Rite’s i1iSis family of automatic spectral chart readers in conjunction with i1 Publish Software.

X-Rite's OBC solution is included with every i1iSis 2 device. If your device was purchased before August 2008, the OBC Module is available as a separate purchase.

X-Rite OBC Kit Features:

  • Compensates for colour shifts caused by the Optical Brightening Agents used in many paper mills and paper manufacturers
  • Designed for use with X-Rite's i1iSis or i1iSis 2 family of automatic spectral chart readers and i1Publish profiling software
  • Currently included with every i1iSis 2 device, and available for purchase for older i1iSis devices.


X-Rite Photo & Video offer a wide range of colour management solutions to fit the needs of photographers, videographers, designers and image editors of all levels, that demand accurate colour within their workflow.

ColorChecker targets are specifically designed to control the colour at the start of the shoot, while monitor calibration solutions will ensure that those colours are accurately represented on-screen, saving valuable time and money in the editing phase. X-Rite also offer print calibration products which will ensure that your print colours are right first time, every time. If you value colour, you’ll choose X-Rite.