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

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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lehill
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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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GreenMountainGirl

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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