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Nov 10, 2009 00:56 |  #1

hi guys i just bought Canon pixma 9500 Mark2 ... i am using dual apple 20'' monitors . i've never had a calibrator before or use it before . So i need some advise from you guys which one should i buy ? oh especially i am looking for something that cost me under 150$ .. thank you


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Nov 10, 2009 12:31 |  #2

I use the Spyder3 Pro (for $140 @ Amazon); it does the job.




  
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Nov 10, 2009 12:52 |  #3

does it calibrate printer also ? because i wanted my printer to print picture like i see on my Monitor ..


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Nov 10, 2009 12:55 |  #4

Tomminator855 wrote in post #8990805 (external link)
does it calibrate printer also ? because i wanted my printer to print picture like i see on my Monitor ..

That is what a color calibrator does. Calibrates your monitor color to what the printer will output. The Spyder3 is good, or try an Eye-One(I have one and it's awesome!):)


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Nov 10, 2009 13:27 |  #5

any specific model ? link would be very helpful ... thank you so much guys


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Nov 10, 2009 14:41 |  #6

Tomminator855 wrote in post #8991022 (external link)
any specific model ? link would be very helpful ... thank you so much guys

Spyder3 Pro....$140 at B&H (w/Free shipping) (external link).


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Nov 10, 2009 15:29 |  #7

Tomminator855 wrote in post #8990805 (external link)
does it calibrate printer also ? because i wanted my printer to print picture like i see on my Monitor ..

If you mean by creating a color profile for your printer, then no, it will not. You would need the Spyder3 Studio kit I believe for that. This will only create profiles for your monitors. The only people that would need to do that are professionals who print directly for clients who are themselves serious about quality and accuracy. Otherwise, you could get reasonably close using monitor calibration and following instructions on this site. Personally, I found it much easier to just get my pictures close then let a lab do the fine tuning. My printer cost more than $800 and I think I've used it maybe twenty times :(.




  
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Nov 10, 2009 23:06 |  #8

Thanks guy i've just picked one up from FRY's now my Apple monitor looks alot better than before .. much better colorful


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Nov 11, 2009 07:14 |  #9

Tomminator855 wrote in post #8994078 (external link)
alot better than before .. much better colorful

Just offering some proactive advice. Download a couple standard test print images, print them, and see how the prints match with your screen display.

Here's a source:

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk …le_pages/test_i​mages.html (external link)


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Nov 11, 2009 15:56 |  #10

thank you very much ..


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Nov 11, 2009 18:34 as a reply to  @ Tomminator855's post |  #11

Forgot to say... DON'T EDIT, adjust, or resize these images... Just print them. Editing would defeat their purpose.

Here's another excellent printer test image:
http://www.pixl.dk/dow​nload/ (external link)


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