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    Question What type of monitor are you using for prepress and why?

    1. CRT
    2. LCD
    2.1 TN+film (Twisted Nematic + film)
    2.2 IPS (In-Plane Switching) or SFT (Super Fine TFT)
    2.3 *VA (Vertical Alignment)


    I use a LCD TN monitor for daily work.
    I use a CRT monitor (LaCie Electron 22 Blue IV) to work with colors and photographs.
    I thought about purchasing a LCD monitor to work with colors and photographs. I read reviews of existing technologies matrices. The majority of matrix LCD monitors still have significant shortcomings. It seems to me that the replacement of CRT monitors are not yet available. What do you think about this?

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    NEC SpectraView, i think, it have IPS matrix and hardware calibration

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    Dell U2711 IPS panel calibrated with a DTP94. It's really hard to get a good white. It gets a slightly pinkish white tone if below 6500K. I'd stick to a great CRT for color if I had the desk space.

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    EIZO FlexScan L767 & L568 - Calibrated but not color managed.
    I personally regard these as the 'poor man's prepress monitor.
    But, in an environment where vitrually none of our clients (nor our competitors) have a color managed workflow - they do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucaferr View Post
    Dell U2711 IPS panel calibrated with a DTP94. It's really hard to get a good white. It gets a slightly pinkish white tone if below 6500K. I'd stick to a great CRT for color if I had the desk space.
    lucaferr, the DTP94 is not really a good match for calibrating the Dell U2711. You will get much better white balance with a spectro like the i1 (not i1 display) or colormunki.

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    Thanks Shampa, that's good to know! I'm using calibration software that's supposed to compensate for IPS panels. Maybe that just isn't good enough?

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    Colorimeters are very good at linearising the colour channels. Where they fall down is they cannot tell the colour of the primaries of the monitor. This wasn't a problem with CRTs as there were only a few different ones in use, but with LCD they vary widely, especially wide gamut and LED backlit ones. The accuracy of the overall result will depend on how good a match the colorimeter is with your screen. I remember trying to calibrate a 2010 27" iMac with an i1display2 and it would end up with a very strong dull green cast. Recalibrating with an i1 got great results.

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    EIZO CG211 with ips panel (LCD Monitor)

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    NEC Multisync LCD 1990Sxi - S-IPS TFT
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    NEC SpectraView and Apple Cinema Display

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    Apple Cinema Display HD. Best color match.

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    hi

    iwork with LaCie its very accurate monitor

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    NEC MultiSync PA271W H-IPS 27"panel +hardware calibration(SpectraViewII+EYEONE spectrofotometr)

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