mixing calibration manufacturers

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robogobo Forum Member • Posts: 84
mixing calibration manufacturers

I have a 5 year old Gretag Eye One Display 2. Seems to work well enough. Now I'm jumping into the realm of large format inkjet printing (looking at the 3880) and I'll need a printer profiler. Looking around, the Spyder3 seems the right choice for me (though I'm still open to suggestions). The question is, do I need to shell out 600 bucks for the set (Spyder3 Studio), or can I just get the Spyder3 Print photospectrometer for half that and keep using my Eye One for monitor calibration? I can't seem to find a photospectrometer that matches the Eye One (meaning I have no idea who actually makes the darn thing anymore- Gretag, X-rite, and I even saw it rebranded LaCie = annoying).

To sum up: is there any need to keep with the same line with these devices, or are they independent enough to mix?

Thanks!

Rob

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