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Can anyone direct me to a way to see if my monitor calibrator has calibrated my monitor correctly? I have heard that the one I have can go out of spec over time... Is there some way other than a second calibration tool?
Do you have a really good printer? If so, I would calibrate the monitor, run a soft proof in Lightroom or Photoshop, and do a print. Google for a good test image.
I would also put the image in an email, and up here or on Flickr, or some other on line port. At the end of this you would be able to see your image on your monitor, in print, as an email, and as a web image (use some other monitor/computer to view these last two.)
Then you must evaluate the output, because, no matter what the status of your monitor, output is the key. If you are happy with the output, you are good. If not, try to qualify the problem, and see if you can make adjustments with your existing calibration tool.
I recently did some test prints with Miller's. What I got was nothing like what I see on my monitor, and my monitor is well calibrated. We made some changes, and now I have an icc file to use when I want to output to them. But it is out of calibration, per my equipment...