Monitor Calibration

Started Apr 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
ernstbk Senior Member • Posts: 2,985
Re: Thank you for all the great info!

chironNYC wrote:

But, just to be sure, in your guys' opinions, is the process of calibration a justifiable expense for an amateur photographer printing mainly for his own eyes and walls and his family's and friends' pleasure? Or would he be better off going back and forth from editing software to the printer and wasting some paper and ink?

No. Under these conditions it can be more economically to send your photos to a lab for printing.

You must be aware that there are a few expensive factors when it comes to printing: calibration instrument, printer, ink, paper. You have to create profiles for each combination of ink/paper. And if you only do a "few" prints every so often then the cost of using a lab will not be excessive.

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