The book is good, it goes in depth for the beginning of things. The author does a good job at describing things in a clear way. There is alot of information that is broken down. Like different file formats, info about image compression, etc...
There is a large section about colormanagement that is very good. It does teach you the basics of ICC, Intent, and monitor matching. As far as knowing where to plug everything in that you've learned.... I am still working on that one. I don't know how much experience you have but I am a beginners beginner, and I thought this book was a lot of help. I went through barnes & noble. I think it cost like 29 buck, but go to the used section and I got it sent to me for 9 bucks plus shipping. And it was brand new.
Okay for this color management thing... let me get this straight.
The eye one display 2 is for calibrating your monitor ONLY.
The HP Advanced Profiling solutions.... I thought was to ALSO to calibrate your monitor AND add more profiles to your printer. Does more profiles mean more color choices for your printer. There is this one color in my work, it is actual rust, so it is very brilliant and a vibrant orangish color. It's always is out of gamut.
Also, when I calibrated my monitor, I went into Hp Printer Utility and choose "Calibrate Display" where it prompted me to another display where I went in and visually matched the apple to the background.
My computer is brand new, so even with a new screen, it is still advisable to buy eye one, even if I supposely callilbrated it correctly with the apple thingy?
Thanks for all the help, I REALLY appreciate it!