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    Affordable Calibration?

    I am looking for an affordable monitor calibration device (under 1k). I am currently printing on a 9880, and what the screen sees and what prints are two very different things. I am mac based, if that matters.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Re: Affordable Calibration?

    Under 1k????? Get a used Eye One Display. I've bought them new for $125. On Ebay used they must be considerably less.
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    Re: Affordable Calibration?

    Is this an option that will work well? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...One_Photo.html

    And is a primary difference between a model like this and a more expensive model, automation?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Affordable Calibration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    Under 1k????? Get a used Eye One Display. I've bought them new for $125. On Ebay used they must be considerably less.
    Do I need the software, and the rest of the stuff that comes with the package I listed, or would I be able to make it work with just the spectrometer?

    Thanks.

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    Ahh! You are talking about a spectrometer for generating custom profiles, not just monitor calibration. Never mind....... I'm not the right one to reply as I use ImagePrint.
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    Re: Affordable Calibration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    Ahh! You are talking about a spectrometer for generating custom profiles, not just monitor calibration. Never mind....... I'm not the right one to reply as I use ImagePrint.
    sorry... mostly just monitor calibration, not profiles. Unless there is a system for not much more that does both...

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    Re: Affordable Calibration?

    Perhaps something like Spyder 3 Studio?

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    For monitor only calibration you need a simple device like the eye 1 tat Kirk mentioned. They all come with software. The Monaco Optix xr which has been relabeled since both Monaco and Greytag go gobbled by I-Rite is an excellent unit and you can get it new fom Jim at Midwest for around 125 new if he still has some.

    The higher units have much more functionality but none of it relates to calibrating your monitor.

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    Re: Affordable Calibration?

    Would it be worth the extra $400 for the Spyder 3 studio (listed above) since it seems to be able to make paper profiles? Or would something in this price range not produce good profiles?

    If I can accomplish both things, it would be better.

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