Im considering purchasing a 4 year old i1photo pro kit or a color munki. Ive used canned profiles for printing in the past w epson papers. I have an old DTP94B w color eyes to use for monitor proofing (eizo ce240w). Ive moved to canon 8300 and am trying new papers. I was planning on buying custom profiles, but am starting to believe it makes sense to have more flexibility in house w my own setup to profile the papers. At this point I don't think I can justify spending over $1000 for this.
I'm asking for help because I find it hard (confusing) to figure out all the relevant product names and software without having used any of them. I don't want to buy used and then have to buy new licenses, software updates, etc. I want to use it on a mac os 10.7 and would expect to update in the future. It says it comes w Eye-One Match 3 software and Profile Editor (software upgrade). I'm unfamiliar w these.
So my questions are :
1) is an older i1 photo pro a better solution than a munki for <$600?
2) what software do I need to do printer profiling?
3) are there licensing issues I need to be aware of?
4) are there os 10.7 and 10.8 issues?
5)does the photo pro usually come w the color checker?
6)any other considerations I'm missing?
thanks to all. this board is an amazing resource!