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WimR
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« on: March 16, 2009, 03:05:22 PM »
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Hello,
I'm trying to decide between these three models: X-rite Colormunki, DataColor Spyder 3 Studio, X-rite EyeOne Design LT
is there any serious advantage in the step up in price to the EyeOne over the munki or the syper studio?

I'm looking to calibrate both my monitor and printer (ipf6200) with this.



Any recommendations are greatly appreciated thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2009, 04:08:42 PM »
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Quote from: WimR
Hello,
I'm trying to decide between these three models: X-rite Colormunki, DataColor Spyder 3 Studio, X-rite EyeOne Design LT
is there any serious advantage in the step up in price to the EyeOne over the munki or the syper studio?

I'm looking to calibrate both my monitor and printer (ipf6200) with this.



Any recommendations are greatly appreciated thank you.

There are reviews on this site which might answer your questions:

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/eye_one_display2.htm

And some reviews here:

http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/monitor...ation_tools.htm

As I understand it the Color Munki is a complete professional colour management system. The Spyder 3 and Eye One are geared towards monitor calibration. I think the Color Munki can accurately measure the pinter output to generate a printer profile. Sorry if that is obvious.

BTW the Eye-One LT is restricted in software, you are better off with the standard Eye One which has the same hardware but unrestricted software at little extra cost. The manufacturer's site should explain the differences. I came to the conclusion that the Eye One has the edge over the Spyder 3. The Color Munki is more than I need. Your needs may differ.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2009, 04:09:56 PM »
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I'm looking to calibrate both my monitor and printer (ipf6200) with this.

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated thank you.

ColorMunki!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009, 07:49:27 PM »
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If you have a NEC LCD you probably want to use a monitor puck that is compatible with NEC's Spectraview II calibration program, such as the Eye One 2.  Spectraview has the ability to reach low screen brightnesses by partially dimming the LCD backlight, which avoids compressing the available dynamic range which third party calibration packages would probably do.

Have nothing to compare it too, but I am beyond thrilled with the printer profiles I've been getting from Spyder3 Print.  Whatever else, you're on the right track with printer profiling.  Just calibrating my screen some time ago was such a revelation that I can not now believe I delayed so long in going on to printer profiles.
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2009, 03:33:21 AM »
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Ok, thanks guys,
so based on everything i've seen and read
i think i'm gonna go with a colormunki.


cheers.
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