How to get prints that are like what you see on screen

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
lehill Veteran Member • Posts: 3,817
Re: How to get prints that are like what you see on screen

GreenMountainGirl wrote:

Thorbard wrote:

If you don't want to spend the money on a monitor calibration kit, you could buy a factory calibrated monitor.

Is factory calibration standard or extra? How do you determine the factory calibration exists? The least expensive Spyder I saw online is $169, wouldn't a new monitor cost more? I am very interested in learning how to solve my printing problem. Thanks for your help.

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The Spyder is really the way to go. You can move it from monitor to monitor and calibrate all of them. My monitor is factory calibrated (LG IPS225) and cost ~$200. That's about the cheapest I found.

Now, they might chase me out of here for suggesting this...but if these costs are too dear and you run Windows 7, you can use the built-in color calibration tool. Even Microsoft says you're better off using a color calibrator like the Spyder but doing a visual calibration is better than nothing.

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