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    Monitor Calibration

    What system would everyone recommend for accurately calibrating my monitor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmike View Post
    What system would everyone recommend for accurately calibrating my monitor?
    For color critical work, OS selection is not so important, so I would recommend you to find a professional near to you, instead of doing it by yourself.

    My five cents.
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    Hello, sarmike,

    Are you asking about an OS, a software tool, or about the general procedures regarding monitor calibration? If it is about the last then the ColorWizard already provided you with a very good solution.

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    A monitor profiling package, software and hardware such as X-rite i1 or those Spyder calibrating systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarmike View Post
    A monitor profiling package …
    In case money is not an issue I would suggest to you to use X-rite.

    However, I had my equipment set up by a chap from the print shop I work with most of the time and that works just fine. So, in case you are not paying yourself (at least not directly) have it done by a professional.

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    My beloved monitor of 7 years died recently and I'm still having a hard time accepting that it's calibrated correctly. I'm trying to convince myself that Spyder is worth the cost.

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    eyeone

    I use a XRITE EyeOne pro and I am very well, download the software from the site imatch (free) monitor and manage your profile perfectly. more with EyeOne can handle even the printer and camera profiles.

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    I'm using Xrite with i1profiler, and I had a spezialist come to and assist with making the screen print proof and what supriced me was how dark he set the screen, only 80 instead of 200. Takes some getting used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidur View Post
    […] what supriced me was how dark he set the screen, only 80 instead of 200. Takes some getting used to.
    And that is exactly the point. If you are not used to doing stuff like monitor calibration on a daily basis it is immensely difficult to do it right. Like anysuch work it needs a lot of practice!

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    XRITE EyeOne pro , but I don't know the current price

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    @sarmike
    What monitor and calibration hardware do you have?

    If you have no hardware and are going to buy it go for the i1 display pro.
    It is at the moment the probe for monitors/tvs/beamers with the best price/performance ratio.

    It includes already a software for calibrating your monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorWizard View Post
    For color critical work, OS selection is not so important, so I would recommend you to find a professional near to you, instead of doing it by yourself.

    My five cents.
    thanks!
    once it was done, how long can someone work with that calibrated system until he has to come again? or can i do it on my own afterwards?

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    I use a spyder 3 for monitor calibration and printer profiling . The monitor tool doesnt do a perfect job . But still for a proper set-up you need a fairly expensive monitor like an ASUS Art series and then preety much any calibration tool will work fine.

    The spyder is easy to work with, just 4 steps i belive to calibrate your monitor and they are all 2 buttons , next and back :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by niky5000 View Post
    thanks!
    once it was done, how long can someone work with that calibrated system until he has to come again? or can i do it on my own afterwards?
    As you still have not provided any information about your equipment you can only get a generic answer.

    As a rule of thumb you should calibrate your monitor once a month. If you have a stable environment (temperature , air humidity, lighting conditions) you may extend it to 2 - 3 months.

    But it only takes about 5 minutes, so no need to risk an inacurate monitor.

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    i have to calibrate it too and i can't

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