Which Monitor Color Calibration tool to buy
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Hi all -
I would most grateful for some recommendations for a monitor colour calibration tool. Can probably pay up to about $250 or so and hoping that that will get me a quality tool from a reputable manufacturer.
I am using Windows 7, Home Premium, 32 bit, with an Acer H213H 21.5" LCD Monitor that uses HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), 1920 x 1080 resolution, contrast ration 20000:1, 300 cd/m2 brightness.
I live in Toronto, Canada, and would prefer to buy from a store in person, but if needed, prepared to order online.
Thanks very much to all who take the time to read and/or respond.
#1. "RE: Which Monitor Color Calibration tool to buy" | In response to Reply # 0ChristianF Nikonian since 21st Jan 2007Sat 31-Mar-12 10:32 AM
Robert, about 4 years ago I bought the "eye-one display 2" by XRite. It was recommended by Scott Kelby in one of his books and I have been quite satisfied so far. You can use it in auto mode or in manual where you have much more control over colors, contrast, luminosity etc...I find that when I print with the Epson R1900 and let CS5 manage colors I get results that are quite close. Even after an auto calibration but, I guess that might depend on your display as well. I bought it at the local photo store in Montreal for about 200.00. I have used it with WinXP, Vista and now Win7. I know it has been replaced by a newer model now. So, you might be able to get a good price on eBay. Good luck.
#3. "RE: Which Monitor Color Calibration tool to buy" | In response to Reply # 2OldITGeek Nikonian since 21st Jul 2011Sun 01-Apr-12 06:30 PM
I bought my Spider 3 last year here at Henrys, they normally have some spring Saturday specials, the X-Rite people were there and demo the software and answer questions.
You may want to contact them and ask when they do that again.