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TrumpetPower!

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Re: The best Calibration system for screen to print?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2012, 02:36:48 PM »
Is the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo the right choice?

Yes. You should be quite happy with it.

...you should also resign yourself now to the fact that you'll be capable of getting quality prints from any combination of printer, ink, and paper...and that you're likely to start searching for your favorite such combination and printing lots of color charts and sample images in your quest.

May I suggest? Red River Paper makes good stuff for not much money. Stick with them until you know what you're doing....

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Re: The best Calibration system for screen to print?
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Re: The best Calibration system for screen to print?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2012, 07:07:35 PM »
I was tortured for years with the same problem.
In my opinion a calibrator only won`t fix your issue unless you have a high quality monitor too.
I invested in a new monitor which comes with a calibrator and never looked back.
It was a costly choice (approx $1200) but I could not afford anymore to screw up prints not to mention an album that I had print in Italy!!
I bought a NEC monitor with the calibrator which is made by x-rite.
Very happy and never had a problem again.


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Re: The best Calibration system for screen to print?
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2012, 11:01:12 PM »
what to keep in mind is that  colori / spectrophotometer use different  gelatin color filters that ages with time and these must be kept dark.

I have no idea what you're referring to, especially if you're referring to the i1 Pro, Spectrolino / Spectroscan, DTP line, and similar spectrophotometers.

It's true that for ISO 9000 compliance you need to have the devices re-certified every couple years (or whatever), but I very much doubt there are any gelatin filters in any of them -- and, if there are any, they're certainly not ever exposed to ambient light.

Mostly, it's the bulbs that change with usage, and recertification writes new values to the firmware to match the new spectral characteristics of the bulb.

And, honestly? Unless you're doing ISO 9000 certification or you have good reason to suspect the performance of your instrument, recertification is a waste. These are quality instruments that are built to last, and they do.

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Re: The best Calibration system for screen to print?
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2012, 11:01:12 PM »