thank you for the tip jack. actually i had already read those threads. at the risk of incensing some (and maybe amusing others) i am going to ask what is probably a stupid question. i just hope nobody votes me off the island.
what i don't understand is this: what is the purpose of monitor calibration? i have just spent a couple of hours calibrating my two monitors (i have 2 samsung monitors, not the same model but almost similar). i was under the impression monitor calibration would answer all my problems. i thought what i saw on one monitor i would see on the other, and ultimately on my printouts. now i understand that monitor calibration has nothing to do with printer calibration, so when my printouts didn't perfectly match my monitor i wasn't surprised. but even my monitors don't match, so again, what is the purpose of monitor calibration? am i doing something wrong? is the same picture on both monitors supposed to be identical?
again i apologize for the sub-pro level of this question. if anyone feels the need to kick a rookie while he's down go right ahead but please give me some insight while you are kicking.