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After struggling with color with my old Mac cinema display, I treated myself to a new Eizo Color Edge 247.  The images look absolutely lovely on the screen but they are not remotely matching my prints.  The prints are much more red and contrasty.  I guess it was my understanding that this fancy monitor calibrates itself (which I have done) and that is pretty much all I need to do.  Do I also need to run my ColorMunki on it?  I have browsed Damien's tutorials but wasn't clear.

I know that ROES is not an accurate color predictor but in this case, my prints more closely match it than my monitor.  (see attached)

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Looks a little better in photoshop but still not good.  Wish it were that easy!!

Wanted to add - there are advanced controls that allow you to manually set the white point, brightness, and adjust color.  Wondering if I have any business playing around in there.  It's helping but I don't trust my eye.  My older prints (from older monitor) were spot on.  The whites on the Eizo look yellow.  

Ignore the screen shot example here - this saved to my other monitor that seems to be better calibrated than the Eizo so you don't get the idea of how yellow the whites look. I'm not sure how to remove it.

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Hi Damien - Yes it does.  And that's what I used.  Sorry for the delay - I just wanted to get a second set of prints on this image just to make sure it wasn't the lab messing up my order!  The print is much more red than the screen.  Not as red as in ROES.  And whites better match the "photography" setting than the "print" setting on the Eizo.  I'm starting to think my monitor is defective if I have to tweak it this much in advanced settings. 

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I am!  I was considering that I am PRINTING photographs, however.  The manual does not specify whether photography is digital or printed photographs nor does it specify printing being press or photographic paper.

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Anyway, I just manually adjusted reds.  I suppose I was expectin this "little thing" to be magically accurate...without manually having to do anything... possibly while making me a snack or pouring me a glass of wine.  Considering the price and all.

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40 minutes ago, erinpotter said:

I am!  I was considering that I am PRINTING photographs, however.  The manual does not specify whether photography is digital or printed photographs nor does it specify printing being press or photographic paper.

Printing refers to the actual printing industry, as far as I'm aware.  Graphic designers et al.

37 minutes ago, erinpotter said:

Anyway, I just manually adjusted reds.  I suppose I was expectin this "little thing" to be magically accurate...without manually having to do anything... possibly while making me a snack or pouring me a glass of wine.  Considering the price and all.

It definitely should be magically accurate.

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