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    Pantone Monitor Profile?

    So I purchased some Pantone swatch books, which came with a monitor profile program and the little sensor. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but it doesn't seem to work. The program runs fine and the screen looks calibrated, but then I notice that what looks black on my screen is not as black (it should be lighter). Has anyone else had this same problem? Any tips, or another program I could use?

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    Do you have your design program set to display all blacks accurately? There is a setting for this in both indesign and illustrator in the preferences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweiss105 View Post
    Do you have your design program set to display all blacks accurately? There is a setting for this in both indesign and illustrator in the preferences.
    I think that is better if you use a spectrophotometer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IuriBernardi View Post
    I think that is better if you use a spectrophotometer.

    What do you mean by this statement? Could you explain your train of thought?

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    Hi TS,

    Sorry but I'm not a fan of that little sensor that came with it. Id rather use a spectrophotometer or this i1Display Pro device which really gives great results.
    [URL="http://www.pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?pid=1147"]http://www.pantone.com/pages/products/product.aspx?pid=1147[/URL]
    ^^ Guess what. Pantone recommends it too.

    But if your options are limited. Here's a another link to check your settings.
    [URL="http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/pantone_huey.html"]http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/pantone_huey.html[/URL]

    Remember that we can only have 85% (viewer criteria) match from your monitor to your print. You see printouts and view your monitor with 2 completely different light sources. HTH

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    Hi resdog.
    What monitor do you have and how do you calibrate it using your sensor? What name have your sensor? And what software do you use when black isn't black?

    1. Best way is i1profiler or ProfileMaker for calibration and profiling the monitor. But if you have NEC you can use NECs software to calibration(fully automatic, great result)
    2. Pantone purchased many sensors including i1Display

    ek3_mon, about what different light sources do you speak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexii View Post
    ek3_mon, about what different light sources do you speak?
    Hi Alexii. Im referring to the additive and subractive colors. Projected color is additive i.e monitor. Printed color is subtractive i.e. printouts.

    Thats why you can only have near match.

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