color vision monitor calibration.

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  1. foxXx

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    I was looking for something rather inexpensive to calibrate my monitor so I could start printing some of my work. I came across a colorvision product for 89$ american and was wondering if anyone had experiance with this particular model or knows someone who has, and what they thought about it ?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated and here is the link http://www.colorvision.com/profis/profis_view.jsp?id=281
     
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    You need to calibrate your monitor and your printer. If you don't, what you get won't look like it does on the screen.
     
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    I have the Spyder 2 Plus from ColorVision, it will create printer profiles in addition to calibrating your monitor. It did wonders for both the way my monitor looks and how my prints match my screen. It's a bit more, though, $250.
    You'll need a scanner to do the printer profile, though.
     
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    Is there any free way to do this?
     
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    What if you tend to print your stuff out at photolabs? I often use costco or target (both have given me great prints). Do I need to do something other then calibrate my monitor?
     
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    I planned on calibrating my monitor so that I could then print it at a pro lab. With the same colour space, and its a pro lab so Im sure they have RGB colour setting or the proper colour ?
     
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    You should still see about calibrating your printer so you can do proofs.
    RGB colour is for monitors.
    When printing you use CMYK.
    But if you are going to be using a lab then try talking to them to see what they recommend. You want your monitor to match their output.
     
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    excellent, thank you !!

    this product seems like it will do the trick, you can do any LCD correct ?
     
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    Do you mean the Spyder 2? Yes, that does LCD.
     
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    The spyder is good but LCD's are very consistant. Normally if you assign the graphic card and the OS the monitors canned profile, then you'll see little change after running the spyder, (or the Monico). My printers are epsons and the P.I.M.II is dead on to what my monitor displays. Don't be cheap! Use the inks and paper recomended by the printer and you can save money on a reflective scanner.
     

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