1. Make sure your scanner is set up correctly for the type of media you are scanning (for example, scanner resolution, image adjustment settings).
2. Use a calibration target or checkerboard pattern to help adjust the brightness and contrast settings of your scanner.
3. Check the preview function of the scanning software to make sure the scan looks as accurate as possible before it is saved.
4. Scan the target or checkerboard pattern in several different resolutions to determine which one works best for your needs.
5. Adjust your scanner’s color management settings to ensure that colors are accurately captured.
6. Review the scanned image to make sure it is a faithful reproduction of the original document. Adjust brightness and contrast if needed.
7. Perform a color test to check for incorrect color balance or alignments.
8. Test the accuracy of the scanner by scanning a different color sample at various resolutions and compare the results.
9. Generate a report detailing the results of your tests.
10. Store the report and any notes made as part of your routine calibration process.