I am thinking of buying a Canon IPF5000 printer to improve the quality of my printed output. I am aware that to make the best of this printer I will need to spend some some time and effort (and money) on profiling my monitor. I need some advice on how to go about this.
Can anybody recommend a book on this subject? I have read a more general book about Digital Workflow (Photoshop CS2 Workflow by Tim Grey), but the info about profiling is not very in-depth. I was thinking about buying Eye One Display 2 as that is just within my planned budget. Is it worth buying an expensive printer if I cannot spend lots of money on the whole professional suite of profiling software and equipment?
Books you might like:
- Andrew Rodney - Color Management for Photographers
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- Bruce Fraser & Chris Murphy - Real World Color Management 2nd Edition
- Abhay Sharma - Understanding Color Management
If you plan to use a lot of different papers, then purchasing a "profiling kit" is the way to go but if you only print with a few papers then getting custom profiles from a profiling company is, of course - a less expensive route. Prices are usually between $40-$150 per profile. An EyeOne spectro is around $1400.
The EyeOne Display 2 is affordable, that's what I use but I can't comment on competing products.
You may also PM Andrew Rodney (digitaldog
) directly as he is a regular poster on this forum.
Hope this helps.