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Damien, at your behest I have now color calibrated my monitor using i1 Profiler.  I was surprised at the difference, especially how much better the skin tones are.  I have a Canon Pro-10 that I'm going to be printing all my work on.  I see there is a Printer section on the i1 Profiler workflow selector.  Is this something I need to tend to as well, or is the monitor calibration all I need to worry about?    Any feedback you have to offer would be appreciated.  

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Ah, this is a vexed question.

You see the Printer section in the calibration software because that's the same software they provide with all their devices.  Unfortunately, your i1DisplayPro can't calibrate printers.  You need the MUCH more expensive hardware for that.

15 minutes ago, nilajean said:

I have a Canon Pro-10 that I'm going to be printing all my work on.

Please please PLEASE don't do this.  Printing your own is for fools and zealots.  It's not worth the trouble, and it's MUCH too expensive. For starters, you need to buy the very expensive calibration hardware I just mentioned above.  And then all the ink and paper you use just to get the calibration right.

Sell that thing, and find a good lab.

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Ah ok.  and oh wow, I appreciate your candor.  but really?  many of my fellow photogs are printing and selling very happily.  I've printed some work and was pleased with the result, with the exception of my own editing.  Surely it's figure-out-able? :)  I can appreciate if you don't care to address those issues in this class, just more an out of the way question, which I think you've answered.  Sounds like I might need to plan on it 

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I don't even know how one does that, but ok I will remember this!  I've been told that using the Ps plugin Print Studio Pro could take care of any issues without calibration.  (like I said so far I haven't seen any issues with my prints)

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Well I haven't installed the Print Studio Pro plug in yet.  

I did not follow your instructions when calibrating my monitor (I would have if I'd known of them), but what I did wasn't too far off.  Should I bore you with the details, or just recalibrate with your instructions next time (or right now)?  

 

 

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