Guys, I don't want to start a battle here, however the banter is fun to watch as well as educational.
(No disrespect meant)
Scott, yes you are correct the ColorMunki, it only produces 50 patches for the first run. Dry the print for 24 hours, read it, the software generates another 50 patches based on the first 50. Print that one and let it dry, read it and generate the profile. It then allows you to optimize that profile based on an image that you select. Which is where my original question comes from.
This shows what the layout looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agMO1MbZl2o
So that may put a different spin on it since there is no way to produce greater than a total of 150 patches in 3 sets of 50. Which is why this only costs about $300 versus the $1500+ for the i1 products. So I'm just trying to do the next I can with what I can work with.
I've done an optimize with both a color image for a color profile and a b/w image for a b/w profile. I have not printed a color image with the b/w profile, will try that tonight to see if there is a difference. As for the color, it has already been done, and as you say minor improvement, so further optimization with this setup may not be worthwhile unless I print out and send the other chart out to generate a profile via an outside service, like the ones that both of you provide.
Thanks again for your input, I'm reading both your websites with great interest at this point, nice images as well!!