Using Weston V to estimate screen brightness?

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Tungsten Nordstein
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Using Weston V to estimate screen brightness?

Can I used a Weston V to measure my screen brightness for print work?

I need this to check files before sending them off for b&w print. The service recommends a screen brightness of around 90-120, depending on room brightness, before adjusting files for final printing.

I used a website which told me EV 8 was around 10 ft-lamberts. Assuming this is correct, my normal screen setting would be only be 34 cd/m2 using an online unit converter.

http://www.platinumhometheaters.com/blog/screen-brightness-lumens-lux-and-lamberts-2/

If I turn my monitor brightness up to full (i.e. blinding) I get an EV of 9.5 which converts to 100 cd/m2.

Do my calculations sound in the right ball-park, please?

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