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Do you calibrate your monitor?

I think nobody will argue that we should have our monitor calibrated to providing accurate, reliable and consistent color since the display is the heart of our contributor in DT of our daily digital workflow.

I have bought a display calibration device called “Spyder 3 pro” for my monitors calibration, it works but not pretty well on all monitors I have, especially for the laptop (IBM T42), looks really awful after calibration, the whole screen turned to very “Green” that made me unhappy, and I do not believe that is the accurate color. But it was working fine on one of my Sony Trinitron CRT monitor, feel better after calibrated. The interesting thing is, I have two Sony Trinitron CRT monitors with different types, but only one can be calibrated well, the other one also and always give me a “green face” after calibration, no matter how many times you tried on. but not much as what the laptop looks. Confusing…

So, I’d like to know what you guys did on your monitors and what is the result. I would appreciate it if you could answer a couple of my questions below:

1.Do you calibrate your monitors?

2.What kind of device you using to calibrating your monitors?

3.How do you satisfy with the result after calibration?

4.Do you think the image administrators reviewing images in an accurate monitor? (stupid question?)

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December 03, 2008


Great idea! I will looking around in some shops and bring my image with me. Thank you so much Soukupl.

December 03, 2008


Shaja: The best way is to "try before you buy". Or do it as I did... Go to any bigger seller of pro LCDs and just take a look at them. All bigger sellers have showroom and you can see the LCD in action ;)
If you have calibrated print and corresponding TIFF, you should definitely take it with you :D

December 03, 2008


Thank you Soukupl for your detailed comment, agree with you that the most important is to make sure that the monitor match the printer. and you said your new LCD is working very well even without calibration, that really gives me a confidence to make a decision to buy a new LCD, I dont have LCD so far since I think the LCD is not accurate and not suitable for image working, but you make me change my mind. Thanks.

December 03, 2008


Creativei, you said you tried a demo in 6 monitors, I would like to know if all were LCD monitors or CRTs or mixed?

December 03, 2008


Thank you guys to comment here, it really help.

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