Monday, October 8, 2007
Buyer's Guide 2008: Color Calibration
Use these tools to ensure consistent color from import to output
X-Rite i1Display LT
The i1Display LT is X-Rite's most economical, easy-to-use monitor calibration device for beginners, cost-conscious creative professionals and enthusiasts. You can precisely measure all types of displays, including LCDs, CRTs and laptops. A detachable ambient light head captures ambient light measurements and also serves as a dust protector, plus it can be used at multiple workstations with no additional licensing fee. List Price: $170.
LaCie blue eye pro
This advanced, yet easy-to-use monitor calibration solution is designed to help graphics professionals using a LaCie 300/500 Series monitor. Its simple calibration flow automatically adjusts the monitor to your target colorimetric settings, then creates and activates an ICC profile that ensures color consistency throughout your workflow. You also can match another monitor with this profile as a reference. List Price: $370.
X-Rite i1Photo LT
If you're new to color management, the i1Photo LT is a great system for profiling monitors, plus RGB desktop printers. You can get the right color on your screen and on your printer without having to spend hours tweaking color and making test prints. The i1Photo LT has the ability to create printing profiles quickly, using the highly sophisticated ruler system that enables an easy one-hand scanning operation with a backup board, eliminating tedious one-at-a-time patch reading. List Price: $895.
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