Thursday, May 14, 2009

Stop Munking Around - With Color


I just calibrated my laptop, desktop, printer and projector - all in about 20 mins – with my new ColorMunki Photo. The device is show here hanging on my laptop's monitor.

If you are serious about color (or wonder why the heck your inkjet prints don't match the image on your monitor, or why projected images look yucky) check out this totally cool calibration device.

When you are on the site, don't miss the Training Videos.

So here is the question: How many of you have calibrated your monitor and printer? Now, now, now. Don't be shy or bashful. It's okay if you have not calibrated your digital darkroom gear. I was there at one time :-)

Let me know, I sure am interested.

Rick

14 comments:

Chris Liphart said...

I use a Spyder 3 Pro to calibrate my MacBook and monitor once a month. :)

Jonathan Rubin said...

which colormunki model did you use? how does it compare to the spyder3?

Rick Sammon said...

Hi JR

ColorMunki Photo. I just added the full name on the original blog post.

I have not used the spyder3. All I can say is that my main thing is photography, and I want to spend as little time as possible doing all this tech stuff. Super easy with my new "pet."

Rick Sammon said...

Calibrating often is a very good idea, Chris. Shoulda mentioned that. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

Haven't calibrated yet, but I won the ColorMunki Photo at PSW. I've been wondering if the results on a laptop are good. You make it sound easy, so I guess I better try it!

Rick Sammon said...

Easy as pie! Just pop in the CD and follow the step-by-step process. Cool how-to lessons as you move from step to step.

I am all about easy.

P.S. What ya waitin' 4 :-)

J Howe said...

I've calibrated, but I'm not always good about re-doing the calibration.

majourjd said...

I attest 100% to Rick's post, I purchased the Colormunki photo about 6 months ago and it was the best $500 I've spent in a long time. It's seriously a snap to calibrate your display and make ICC profiles for softproofing in under a half hour. The only thing that's time consuming about this process is waiting for the ink to dry!!

Dave Kalmbach said...

I haven't ever calibrated but do I ever need to. There is such a difference between my samsung and MBP display it's no wonder my printing is so different.

unclejerry.net said...

I'm a poor beginner photographer and after doing a few prints realized that my Macbook and Epson printer were not very close in calibration. So I bought a Pantone Huey. It really made a difference as to how my monitor looked but didn't really help the way the final prints looked. My prints are much darker than what I see on screen.
I'll keep messing with it I guess and see what I can come up.

Keith said...

One of my biggest frustrations is getting my monitor colors to match my printer colors. I have tried calibrating my monitor with Spyder 2 Pro and have tried all sorts of color management settings. Colormunnki really seems what I have been looking for and I can't wait to give it a try.

Thanks so much for suggesting.

Keith

blog said...

We're just looking into callibration options now -- so your recommendation is quite timely. Thanks!

Carolyn said...

Can you use the colormunki to calibrate your monitors (desktop & laptop) for printing your own pics and also when you have them done by labs? I do ok when I print myself, but almost always have trouble when I have them printed elsewhere. I definitely need to do something about that!

Rick Sammon said...

hi

send a test print to your lab. they should be able to match.