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Hello guys, I just bought Dell U2711 for heck of deal (new $628) and have question in mind regarding calibrating again since I print my own now via canon propixma 9500. So do i need to get a calibration software (like spyder data color) in order to get best result?
Note: Calibration and profiling are two separate things often done at the same time when using software. Calibration brings all the tones into range so that blacks are black, whites are white, near blacks are distinguishable from black and so on for white and RGB.
Profiling makes curves for the response of the monitor so your monitor response can be recreated on other monitors and in printing. So that what you see will be seen the same by other people and via the prints the printer produces. So a low red might need a slight boost while a mid red a slight drop and a high red nothing. Profiles are inserted in the image metadata.
Your new monitor is probably reasonably or well calibrated (check with calibration images) but even so, others and the printer won't see exactly what you see without profiling.