So here is where I'm at. My ipf8300 just showed up. I get $1,000 rebate from Canon that I'm willing to throw towards a good profiling solution. I print my work, and work for other photogs. Most work for money is reproducing other artist's paintings on canvas and paper.
My set up:
Win 7 64 bit OS, NEC MultiSync P221W with Spectraview, Xrite Sensor, z3100 44" and now Canon ipf8300 44".
Going to try to use the z3100 to make profiles for the ipf8300. Don't have much confidence in that even if I get the APS to work, but something I'm willing to play around with for a while just to see.
So, options I'm looking at:
ColorMunki and ArgyllCMS (have no experience with Argyll)
i1 Photo Pro 2
i1 Photo Pro
Have been happy with profiles make with z3100 non-APS profiles, so if ColorMunki is at least that good, I'm probably happy. But I've never used anything else either, other than downloaded manufacturer profiles, so I don't have the experience others here have.
If they priced that iPhoto Pro 2 at sub-$1,000, I would go for it. $1,549 pretty steep. But the Canon rebate may make even this pill one I can swallow. But I see the i1 Photo Pro (not version 2) can still be had for $800-$900. Perhaps this could be my solution?