Anyone in Houston area have a monitor calibrator?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ~tc~, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Can't see spending big money on something to only use it once.

    Would be happy to rent it for a few bucks
  2. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    Why would you use it only once ? Screen calibration is a continuous process. It has to be done at least once a month.

    C U
  3. nolaSafari

    nolaSafari Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 30, 2010
    New Orleans
    Sounds like the start of a rental business.
  4. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" (a joke probably lost on non-US folks)

    This is the first time I have heard it was not "set it and forget it". How much does it actually drift?
  5. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Real Name:
    The Spyder 2 that I use has an option to be reminded about recalibration that is set by default to be 2 weeks, most write ups I've seen suggest at least once per month for amateur use and in critical professional use I wouldn't be surprised if they calibrate daily.

  6. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Spyder 3

    I'm using the Spyder 3, and it check accuracy with every boot. It also adjust according to your room brightness. Definitely not a one time operation. It's made a huge difference in my work. I use Costco for my printing. They are by far the least expensive and the print quality is excellent.

    I installed their printer profiles in PS and now I can do true photo proofing. What I see is what I get in print. Paid $149 for the Spyder 3 and it was worth every cent.