I bught the Spyder2 Suite. The hardware is the same for all three version. After calibrating and using the dry creek profile to proof, I get an exact replica of what I will see when printed. But I do hate sRGB. That is really a crappy color space--flat, dull, etc., compared to Adobe RGB 1998. I hope the new Noritsu printers will print with Adobe 1998 color space, if that is possible.
My question has to do with the calibration process. After I calibrated my monitor, I have noticed that the brightness is turned up to a point where my black screen looks like it is glowing in a dark room. I was always told to keep the brightness at a point where it is just below that glow you get using a black background. It seems that the Spider two wanted my to turn up the brightness (to show all of the blocks Ina black to white series.
Is this common? It seems to work, since the onscreen proof is exactly how it prints, but it just seems like the brightness is blazing. I mean I'm impressed. When I hold up the printed picture next to the proof using DC's profile, it looks almost like two perfect copies.