I've been doing quite a bit of reading over the last few days, much of it is over my head at the moment to be honest. But learning quite a bit with each post that I read!
I work in a design studio with roughly 30 windows 7 PC's, Dell workstation with U2410 screens and wacom 21UX screens. We also have various Dell laptops, some glossy screens, some RGB backlit, some matt screens. We also have a few Mac's. We all print to an Espon 9900, mainly on Espon and hahnemuleh papers. We have a Canon 50D, soon to be upgraded to 5D.
We want to implement a colour managed workflow, from camera, to screen to print. We also do quite a bit of work on graphics in Adobe IdDesign and Illustrator. (I'm just watching "camera to print and screen 2011" btw)
we were thinking of an x-rite i1 photo pro or the publish pro. I have a budget of maybe $1.5k..
ultimately we're looking for consistency.
is the i1Photo/Publish the way to go? is there another option? I've heard pretty bad things about the spyder series, but also that the spider 4 is due out soon maybe it'll be better?.
what about the i1Display vs the i1Pro? Can the i1Display do anything that the i1Pro can't? how old is the Pro? is that due an upgrade?
Thanks to all for maintaining such a wonderful resource!!