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| p.1 #8 · What brand colorimeter or spectrometer are you using and why? |
Years ago I had a Monaco Optix XR colorimeter for an older laptop. Now that I have upgraded to a iMAC desktop with newer LCD screen I am thinking of upgrading to a better colorimeter. X-Rite offered me, under their customer loyalty program, the i1Display Pro at a 25% discount, or $201 + tax and shiping. I found out that one can get the same at Amazon.com for the same price, so no big deal from X-Rite.
I also read a review that someone running on the MAC OS X (Lion) platform claims that this colorimeter has a "memory leak problem" which he claims X-Rite acknowledges in a telephone conversation. The ColorMunki, a betterpiece of hardware, is twice as expensive and probably exceeds my need for what I want to do, which is merely to profile my monitor. I send all print enlargements to a print lab, so I don't need profiling of the printer. I've read extensively on both pieces of hardware and am familiar their features, but I would like to know what people's experience are with the two major manufacturers, X-Rite and Datacolor.
Any bit of information is much appreciated.
i1 Display Pro has tested out REALLY well even better than the i1Pro nevermind the Colormunki spectro
(I also got to try two copies and they both read every to 0.0005 difference or less for just about every reading, maybe one was like .001 different, I forget, but that is some fine copy to copy variation)
not sure the xrite software is the greatest
version 4 profiles can be much better and should cause less problems since a lot more is written in stone so it's kind of sad that somehow they can cause more problems, that really shouldn't be at all, but for now it can be at times