I recently purchased an Eye-One i0 to go with my Eye-One UV cut. I'm hoping to get better profiles than the canned ones most paper makers offer, as well as learn more about the process.
Perhaps my expectations are too high, but I am frustrated the device does not seem to be very useful. I have been using Bill Atkinson's 4096 patch targerts, and trying to profile Kodak Professional Lustre surface paper. Using Measure Tool from PM 5.0.8 the device will not read the entire set of patches unless I use patch mode (which takes hours ... like 2 or 3 to read 1 page of patches).
I've contacted GM and their response was sort of a flippant "why do you need to read that many patches". Really none of their business, but I certainly didn't need a $2k device to save me the 2 minutes it takes to read a 918 patch test.
At this point I don't know whether my device is underperforming, or if it really is fairly useless when reading anything more than about 2000 patches. Anyone out there with any experience with the device? Am I wasting my time (and money)?