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Which monitor calibration device is right for me?

gti303 21 10 August 18, 2016 at 09:37 AM
It is actually for my wife...

Anyways, her mommy at home business is doing graphic art prints for children's milestones.
We recently got her a X1 Yoga...

We would like to get a monitor calibration device just to make her prints look closer to the colors she sees on the screen. I see a lot of reccomendations for a i1xrite, but what about other models? Anything cheaper?

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Which model are you looking at specifically? I see the i1DisplayPro by Xrite but nothing with the exact name you mention.

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I have the ColorMunki by Xrite model for dual monitors for photography. I have used it on my desktop and laptop without problem. It's around the $150 mark.
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Oh sorry. I was meaning the i1DisplayPro.

Do you do prints often?
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Oh sorry. I was meaning the i1DisplayPro.

Do you do prints often?
You will get better results in a thread if you quote someone so they get notification of your reply.

I don't print on my own printer often because I find it's not worth the difficulty in getting the monitors and printer calibrated and keeping the ink from drying out. I get all my stuff printed at a couple of different labs depending on the turn around time I need. Better quality, cheaper prices and it lasts longer too. Why did you think you need the pro model? Everything your saying to me sounds like it's overkill.
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How about a better monitor?

Calibrators can only do so much.
And if matching prints is very important then you'll probably need a spectrophotometer, like a colormunki photo.


But I suggest a higher quality monitor first.
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How about a better monitor?

Calibrators can only do so much.
And if matching prints is very important then you'll probably need a spectrophotometer, like a colormunki photo.


But I suggest a higher quality monitor first.
He has a laptop with an IPS display, for someone who it's not their full time job, a decent IPS display and calibrator is about all they need.
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He has a laptop with an IPS display, for someone who it's not their full time job, a decent IPS display and calibrator is about all they need.
Thanks LiquidRetro. So do you reccomend the ColorMunki Display? Or perhaps even the lowest model?

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Thanks LiquidRetro. So do you reccomend the ColorMunki Display? Or perhaps even the lowest model?

Thanks!
For my needs the Display model works really well. I like it and works better than a device I had a long time ago that's name escapes my mind. The software is heavier weight that it seems like it should be but that's my only complaint. I have 32gb ram so I am ok.
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He has a laptop with an IPS display, for someone who it's not their full time job, a decent IPS display and calibrator is about all they need.
According to reviews it's good for a laptop but still far below a good desktop monitor.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Leno...271.0.html
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