I have a Planar PX2411W monitor and the X-Rite eye-one display 2 calibration device which I'm using on a Mac Pro running OSX 10.7.5. My regular D800e prints on Moab Entrada Natural paper from my Epson 3800 are pretty close but tend to run just a bit yellow, whether looked at with or without soft proofing. I assume I want to make the monitor look like the print. I look at my prints in room light (halogen, unknown color temp), daylight, and also with a Solux bulb. It just seems I should be able to do a bit better since I have all this fancy equipment.
For my white point in the i1 Profiler D2 Lion Edition software, I can choose CIE Illuminant D50, 55, 65, or 75 as well as "native," "daylight temperature," xy or measure. The luminance is another issue. There seems to be no doubt that the recommended 120 is WAY too bright, even 100 is too bright.
I tried photographing my Color Checker Passport, setting the profile and white balance, and then making a print. The white patch looks close, but is still just a bit yellow.
Is there logic to this or is it basically a guessing game playing with monitor settings until it "looks right?" Will a new monitor help? Mine is about 5 years old but seems satisfactory. I can always use another excuse to spend more money :-)
Any thoughts, explanations, or other suggestions would be most appreciated.