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    Junior Member moutamix is on a distinguished road
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    Calibrating Imac

    Hi
    Plz how can i calibrate my imac color for printing offset ?

    What softwar ?

    Thanks

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    Junior Member matthys is on a distinguished road
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    We use i1 from xrite. You can use this for other stuff to.

    http://www.xrite.com/product_overview.aspx?ID=1461

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    I'm not sure, if you can get a good enough quality with an calibrated imac-display. You can't adjust any settings on the display itself, only in systemsettings. And the new ones with glossy-display are unable to measure correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftdriver View Post
    I'm not sure, if you can get a good enough quality with an calibrated imac-display. You can't adjust any settings on the display itself, only in systemsettings. And the new ones with glossy-display are unable to measure correctly
    I agree 100% with the above statement - the iMac is really not at all suited to offset proofing for reasons mentioned above and also it just isn't a very accurate screen for soft-proofing.

    Even something like the cheap(ish) Dell 24" IPS screens are far better suited for soft-proofing as they at least have a brightness (backlight intensity) control and also RGB controls. Although this is not the best way to get a decent WP (if any of the RGB channels are turned down in the screen's OSD controls, one no longer has 256 levels to use, might be 240, might be only 220 for example, depending on how far the channel has been turned down).

    For the best performance, a hardware-calibration screen is required as any other method of adjusting the WP and backlight intensity will end up making the screen display less than 256 levels per RGB channel.

    Even the newer style RGB LED backlight screens may still not be ideal as although the WP can be (in some cases) very accurately adjusted, there will still be less than 256 levels/channel available as the screen controls are working in 8-bit.

    If you can find an RGB LED screen which works with 10-bit internal controls, that is ideal but just about any screen which does so will be very exp[ensive and most likely it will be a hardware-calibration screen anyway.

    Sorry for the bad news but if you really want colour (and brightness) accurate soft-proofs, one definitely has to spend the cash on a quality hardware-calibration screen or else the soft-proof will always be rather inaccurate.

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    You can get shades to lower the brightness

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    Junior Member Danjuan is on a distinguished road
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    Oh and i've calibrated mine and i'm happy, may not be 100% but it's good enough

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    iMacs are OK

    Quote Originally Posted by Danjuan View Post
    Oh and i've calibrated mine and i'm happy, may not be 100% but it's good enough
    Yeah; I'm happy with my iMacs as well, I used Quato iColorDisplay:
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    You can buy X-Rite ColorMunki Display. It's so expensive

    https://www.xrite.com/product_overview.aspx?ID=1513

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