Colormunki Photo/display Calibration

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Having Spyder 3, & SpyderPrint and Colormunki Photo, I think you have made the right choice and will have saved money in the long run.
 

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Customs said that everything sent from EU is free from VAT and taxes. Everything outside the EU is subject to taxes and VAT.

So... I ordered the Colormunki Photo from Amazon UK and paid $100 less than I would of if I bought it locally. And that includes shipping... Plus I'll get it after 25dec, so it's faster too. :)

Thank you for your input, I really appreciate it!
That’s great news Tudor, but does that mean you won’t be able to post a photo for us.. :hit

Only eight day left now… :frow
 

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Customs said that everything sent from EU is free from VAT and taxes. Everything outside the EU is subject to taxes and VAT.

So... I ordered the Colormunki Photo from Amazon UK and paid $100 less than I would of if I bought it locally. And that includes shipping... Plus I'll get it after 25dec, so it's faster too. :)

Thank you for your input, I really appreciate it!
Excellent! Have fun with your new tool! :clap
 

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Tudor said:
The Hat : hahaha What did they promise you, Brian? :plbb

Merry Christmas, everyone!
:yaA MERRY CHRISTMAS…. :ya
stratman said:
Excellent! Have fun with your new tool! :clap
Are you sure you don’t want to rephrase your reply. ? ? :duc
 

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:yaA MERRY CHRISTMAS…. :ya
Are you sure you don’t want to rephrase your reply. ? ? :duc
:eek: :confused: o_O

No hidden or cute meaning. Honest injun! I didn't want to denigrate the ColorMunki by calling it a "toy", so I called it what it is,a "tool" to help tudor get the most out of his computer and photographs. Wouldn't mind one myself. :thumbsup
 

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I got my colormunki on 6 jan instead of 27 dec; I paid for Priority Express and they sent it using Standard... The second Amazon guy I talked to sent my P&P money back. :)

Did some profiles with it using the original software and it's great!

Used argyll_162+dispcalgui to calibrate my display... still great!

I want to use argyll to do some printer profiles. Do you have a good command line for me? Some tips? Any help would be welcomed.
 
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I looked at @mikling 's commands and modified them a bit:

targen -v -d2 -G -e2 -B2 -g128 -f880 A4profile

printtarg -v -iCM -a0.70 -b -h -T360 -M4 -P -p210x297 A4profile

I get 880 patches on two A4 pages (which should be enough for a good profile, as I understand). Each patch is 9,5x9,5 mm and CM's sensor window is 8mm in diameter. Are the patches big enough to be read correctly?
 
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Here's the bottom line:

Is the argyll_162+dispcalgui profile for either the monitor or printer better than the profile obtained from the xRite software?

I have tried to install argyll_162+dispcalgui software and had problems because it did not recognise my colormunki.

Faced with a non-intuitive trouble shooting procedure decided I wasn't willing to invest that amount of time and effort unless I could be certain of an improved result.

Of course old goats like me can remember back to MSDOS 3.2 (Came on 2 - 5" floppies) when the command line was king, and any serious work involved all the command line parameters.

In my case even before that with Appledos on the old Apple ][

Printing has now come down to CONTROL-P and reach for the coffee mug.

How we have been spoiled by the GUI interfaces!

RS
 

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You can find here how to install Argyll, drivers and path: http://www.argyllcms.com/doc/FCMS2010_ArgyllTute.pdf You can get dispcalGUI and instructions on how to use it here: http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/ . DispcalGUI is an interface and it's only for displays, not printers.

When I used argyll and dispcalgui to profile my display I chose the fastest setting (under 100 patches, can't remember exactly). There was a slight difference from the xrite profile, but not that noticeable to my eyes. Maybe with more patches... There are settings with more than 2500 patches, but it takes a looooong, loooong time and... I didn't do it yet.

Right now I use a xrite generated profile for my display (forgot to backup the argyll profile when I reinstalled windows...) and try to get used to profiling a printer with argyll. There is a lot of info to digest, though!
 
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