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woof75
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« on: May 17, 2012, 10:08:08 AM »
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I use a macbook pro 17 inch which I profile with an i1 display puck. Everything seemed fine until a couple of days ago. I print to an epson 2880 which is working fine, but my screen just isn't matching my prints anymore. Bizarrely, when I go to VIEW>PROOF SETUP and select Monitor RGB there then the screen matches the prints almost perfectly. Any ideas? I've been colour managed perfectly for about 5 years now and thought I didn't need to think about this stuff anymore!
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 05:08:23 AM »
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Your puck is out of whack.

I replaced mine with a Spyder pro 4.

The newer pucks have a longer lifespan, so they say.

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 09:00:31 AM »
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It's actually a new i1 display pro. I've actually got it to match now, I ran a new profile for my monitor with a different D value, can't remember which though and told it to use lots of patches for the calibration that seemed to do the trick. Does anyone have definite values to put in to eye one display software for a macbook pro? I haven't looked at colour management things for 5 years now and it seems people are having the exact same problems now as they did 5 years ago. I think things could be more straightforward.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 03:40:10 AM »
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OK

I though you had an old one. Generally the options in the software I use give default D levels for Photography-Printing-standard.
These are 6500, 5500, 5000.

I start a custom target and vary colour space and D level to work in my environment,I don't think there is a one shoe fits all in colour management.


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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 10:29:22 AM »
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Does anyone have definite values to put in to eye one display software for a macbook pro?

The idea has always been to match paper white, both in terms of color and luminance, for your lighting conditions. That said, the importance of high quality, high CRI lighting can't be understated. Without high CRI lighting you'll never get a great print to screen match. Solux lighting is a popular choice for all the right reasons.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 11:26:15 AM »
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Does anyone have definite values to put in to eye one display software for a macbook pro?

Sure, the values that produce a visual match to whatever you’re viewing your prints under (undefined)....

See: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/why_are_my_prints_too_dark.shtml

IF there were one set of values that always produced such a match, we’d all be using it (and the software wouldn’t have so many options for setting white point, luminance, etc).
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