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Any recommendations for a display calibration device?
Old 08-17-2015   #1
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Any recommendations for a display calibration device?

Until recently I've been getting my printing done by a lab. That worked fairly well as long as I didn't need anything rush and was willing to occasionally have an image reprinted due to "quality' issues. So I finally broke down and purchased a new color photo printer (Epson P600) so I could have better control over the final product. One thing that I think I'll need to do to make that work is to calibrate my computer display.

So, any recommendations for a display calibration tool? I am considering the Datacolor Spyder5Pro but would like some input from anyone with experience.
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I have an older Spyder and it's excellent and use it on my MacBook pro. For my work monitor which is a Lacie 724, I use the Lacie calibrator that came with it. I don't think they're made anymore. My brother uses a ColorMunki and it does an excellent job.
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I used an X-Rite i1 Display 2 for years, until Apple came out with Yosemite and made sure the calibrater wouldn't work with it (Apple's becoming more like Microsoft every day).

Anyway, I now use an X-Rite i1 Display Pro and am happy with the results.
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I used an X-Rite i1 Display 2 for years, until Apple came out with Yosemite and made sure the calibrater wouldn't work with it (Apple's becoming more like Microsoft every day).

Anyway, I now use an X-Rite i1 Display Pro and am happy with the results.
Don't you just love Apple! That's why I'm still on Lion. Didn't want to replace my Wacom and calibrator.
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Am very happy w/Spyder express version (the cheapest). Works real good, accurate colors, easy to use. (I turn off all the lights while it calibrates, which only takes a couple minutes.)
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The difference between the spyder5 versions is only the firmware. You can use a third-party calibration software and achieve consistently better results with any of the versions. I'd go with the cheapest express version and use something like DispcalGUI for the software.
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i use a spyder 4...pretty easy and does a good job.
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