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X-Rite ColorMunki Display vs. PRO version

 
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Feb 02, 2015 14:58 |  #1

My old calibrator acts weird and I no longer trust it. Time to burn some cash again. From a quick research it seems that it's the same hardware in terms of actual colorometer. Few more bells and whistles on pro version but for simple color calibration and ambient light adjustment it seems to me X-Rite ColorMunki Display will do just fine.


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Feb 07, 2015 22:34 |  #2

I have the ColorMunki Display and have been very happy with the results. I have not tried the pro version so I cannot speak for it.


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Feb 19, 2015 11:32 |  #3

I own ColorMunki Photo, and I'm GENERALLY happy with it. As simple as it is, I found that I still had some issues with it.

First, the software hasn't been updated since 2009. Not that it doesn't work, but it includes an ancient, security hole ridden 32-bit version of Java. There's a non-obvious workaround, you have to cancel out of the install when it asks about Java, and then you install your own version. Seems to be ok.

As far as display calibration, there's a night & day difference between the before calibration/after calibration.

Print calibration took me a little while to figure out, because I didn't realize that the pouch can't be used during printer calibration. It also takes a long time to do, because each test print requires a lot of drying time to pass the sensor smoothly.

Once I got the print calibration done, the before after difference was quite subtle on my Epson Artisan. Your mileage may vary.




  
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Feb 19, 2015 11:43 |  #4

Masa Yume wrote in post #17439218 (external link)
I own ColorMunki Photo, and I'm GENERALLY happy with it. As simple as it is, I found that I still had some issues with it.

First, the software hasn't been updated since 2009. Not that it doesn't work, but it includes an ancient, security hole ridden 32-bit version of Java. There's a non-obvious workaround, you have to cancel out of the install when it asks about Java, and then you install your own version. Seems to be ok.

As far as display calibration, there's a night & day difference between the before calibration/after calibration.

Print calibration took me a little while to figure out, because I didn't realize that the pouch can't be used during printer calibration. It also takes a long time to do, because each test print requires a lot of drying time to pass the sensor smoothly.

Once I got the print calibration done, the before after difference was quite subtle on my Epson Artisan. Your mileage may vary.

The Colormunki Photo is a spectrophotometer. The Colormunki Display is a colorimeter. X-rite works hard to confuse us, and is frequently successful!


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