Photography podcast #63 features a review of the Colormunki and the i1XTreme monitor/printer/projector profiling systems. These are hardware systems that use a spectrophotometer to measure the color from hardware devices like monitors, printers, projectors (and in the case of the i1XTreme, scanners and cameras as well). So many of us are printing from our homes, offices or home-offices and we want accurate colours from our RGB or CMYK printers. These hardware devices absolutely simplify this extremely confusing process and both products come highly recommended. After the review, we ask Joe Brady of MACgroupUS in a telephone interview, to clarify what we need to do in Photoshop’s printing dialogue boxes to assure us of a good monitor to printer print. This is a common area of confusion for many photographers trying to print on their own printers.
UPDATE — In the podcast I say that the ColorMunki is restricted to use on 3 monitors. This restriction has been lifted.
Links mentioned in this podcast:
ColorMunki summary tutorial on Youtube
X-rite Eye One ( i1 ) 1 of 2 — Monitor Setup from colorHQ.com
X-rite Eye One ( i1 ) 2 of 2 — Monitor Adjustments from colorHQ.com
Podcast #62 — Monitor — printer calibration (an introduction) — Interview with Joe Brady
Purchase the colorMunki at B&H — Purchase the i1XTreme at B&H (what I reviewed) Purchase the i1 Photo at B&H (a good alternative if you don’t need the extra bells and whistles).
Joe Brady Photography
Link I forgot to mention — Just like there are better monitors for photography, there are better printers with good print drivers that work well with the 2 systems reviewed in this podcast. 2 recommended printers Epson R1900 and Epson R2880 at B&H
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