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Ive used Silverfast. It is scanning software has a calibration feature that
works very well to align scanner, monitor and printers.

On Fri, May 4, 2018, 6:54 PM Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've used the Spyder products for a couple decades and they perform nicely
> for monitor calibration.  I've never really been interested in printer
> calibration, as the software costs a comparative bundle, and it seems
> wasteful time wize, as I have prints made by pro printing companies.  Who
> have the money and time to do print calibrations.  Just my 0.17 Euros.
>
> bab
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> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 10:27 AM, James A. Perkins <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Hi Will,
>>
>> Will you be using the colorimeter just for monitor calibration
>> (profiling)? Do you anticipate any other uses, such as calibrating
>> projectors, cameras, or printers?
>>
>> If using it just for monitor profiling, you have a bunch of options:
>>
>> Datacolor
>> Spyder5 Express (US $129)
>> Spyder5 Pro (US $189)
>> Spyder5 Elite  (US $279)
>>
>> XRite/Pantone
>> ColorMunki Smile (US $99)
>> ColorMunki Display (US $189)
>> ColorMunki Photo (US $459)
>>
>> All of the Spyder5 products give you the exact same colorimeter. The only
>> difference is the bundled software. The same is true for the ColorMunki
>> Smile and Display - same colorimeter, different software. I think the
>> ColorMunki Photo is also the same colorimeter as the other XRite products,
>> but may come bundled with some added features for printer, projector, and
>> camera profiling.
>>
>> Personally I would rule out the two least expensive models, the Spyder5
>> Express and ColorMunki Smile. The software that comes with both of these
>> has fixed settings for gamma (2.2) and white point (6500K or D65). I do
>> most of my work for print, so I prefer to use the traditional Macintosh
>> settings of 1.8 gamma and D50 (5000K), so I need the ability to change
>> these settings. The Spyder5 Pro and ColorMunki Display allow you to select
>> from a few different settings, including gammas of 1.8, 2.0, and 2.2 as
>> well as white points of D50, D55, D65, and possibly 9300 K (not 100% sure
>> about that last one). This should be plenty of options for most digital
>> artwork.
>>
>> At the other extreme, the Spyder5 Elite and ColorMunki Photo allow
>> complete customization of the gamma and white point settings. Personally I
>> think this is overkill. Unless you’re a color scientist or have some other
>> very specific need, there’s no need to choose anything beyond the typical
>> settings of 1.8, 2.2, D50, D65, etc.
>>
>> I currently own a Datacolor Spyder5 Pro. Previously I had a Spyder3 Pro.
>> I find that the Datacolor products work really well and are extremely easy
>> to use.
>>
>> I have no personal experience with the ColorMunki products, so I can’t
>> really comment on them. I’ve just been turned off by the fact that the
>> company has changed ownership a few times and the product names keep
>> changing. I believe their products were originally made by Gretag-Macbeth,
>> who also made a colorimeter called the i1 (Eye One) Display. Pantone
>> offered the short-lived Huey line of colorimeters. Then I think XRite
>> bought Gretag, they either bought or merged with Pantone and consolidated
>> all of their products under the ColorMunki name.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Jim
>>
>>
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>> On May 3, 2018, at 5:43 PM, SMITH Will (Toowong) <
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>>
>>
>> I want to buy a Colorimeter device. Any suggestions whether I should buy a
>>  XRite Colourmunki  or a Spyder 4 Elite.
>>
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