Lions and tigers and Colormunki's oh-my !!! Epson 3880
looking to make the leap into home color printing...
so, what do i need....
Here's what I got..
1. macbook pro, 8GB mem, Samsun P270HD TN monitor
Considering using Lightroom 4 to print..not that good at PS CS5 yet...
Been reading about Colormunki and this Spyder application to calibrate....
Do i need monkey's or spyders???
Please help !!!!
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#1. "RE: Lions and tigers and Colormunki's oh-my !!! Epson 3880" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Tue 23-Oct-12 11:47 AM | edited Tue 23-Oct-12 11:49 AM by esantos
The main issue concerning the printing of digital photographs or images is being able to match on photo paper what you are seeing on your computer display. If your display is not calibrated and profiled using an established method it is nearly impossible to get consistent print output. For this reason it is highly recommended that you invest in a monitor calibrating/profiling system. What these systems do is read the display capabilities of your monitor, walk you through the calibration process of making the hardware adjustments for optimal performance and then profile your video subsystem and monitor to display color based on a reference set of colors. Once the process is complete you now have a display that is set to perform at its best and software adjusted to display color accurately and consistently. Now, using ICC printer/paper profiles in your print workflow you should be able to match your prints to what you are seeing on screen with relative ease and more importantly from print to print.
X-Rite which makes the ColorMunki and DataColor, maker of the Spyder products, are both well respected and reliable producers of affordable calibration systems. Either one should work well.
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