One is Christophe Metairie in Bayonne France. It sounds like far off to mail printed targets, but they get there fast enough by airmail and from my experience his service is very good and very cost-effective. Michael reviewed him in September 30, 2004 "What's New" (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/new/new-sept-dec-04.shtml
). Here is Michael's review:
<<Good profiles are a virtual necessity for high quality inkjet printing. It costs a lot of money and some effort to purchase the equipment to make these yourself, and most people don't bother. But the profiles that come with most printers or papers are rarely first rate. The alternative then is to have someone with the proper gear and skills make a custom profile for your printer, your inks, and your preferred paper. There are a number of people on the net who provide such service, but one that I recently had the opportunity to try myself was christophe métairie photographie, and I was very impressed with the results. Recommended. >>
Here is the website address: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/christophe.metairi...ie/profile.html
Another I have used is Giorgio Trucco in California. He is a technical pro in this field and provides excellent service as well. He came recommended through a now extinct digital imaging resource called "Imaging Review", which was staffed with pros like Bruce Fraser, Katrin Eismann, etc. The latest email address I have for Giorgio is: [email protected]
His website address is: http://www.gt-photography.com/
Going back to the question from PhotoArchivist, on further thought about this, not clear to me you need to spend as much as 2300 (US). You can buy the ColorEyes bundle for the monitor for 325, and for the printers either the X-Rite or Gretag McBeth spectrophotometer bundles for about 1200 or thereabouts. As far as I know, with such a monitor bundle and a printer bundle everything can be coherently profiled. Remember what these profiles are doing: for the monitor they are measuring the difference between the image data and what your monitor displays to then inform your monitor to adjust for these differences, and likewise for the printer they are measuring the difference between the image data and what the printer produces, to then inform the printer to adjust for these differences. As long as each piece is producing correct difference data, they need not come from the same manufacturer in order to end-up with a coherent result. I recommend reading as many serious technical reviews as you can find on the several high-quality choices that are available before buying.
By the way, anyone who wants to understand the last word about colour management should buy a copy of "Real World Color Management" by Bruce Fraser, Chris Murphy and Fred Bunting. Nothing is left out! (Amazon.com, 35 US. http://www.amazon.com/exec....1295918