I’m getting ready to do a major equipment upgrade for my digital painting setup. This will include a new Mac Pro, a new monitor, and for the first time, a professional inkjet- probably an Epson 4880. In addition to my usual digital illustration workflow, I plan to make “fine art” prints of my work.
While researching all of this new hardware, I realized I had some general questions about a color-managed workflow appropriate for my objectives. Keeping in mind my new printer will print some colors I cannot see on my display, and the display will show some colors I cannot print-
Is it really worth it to purchase a 5K high-end display like an Eizo Coloredge, or will an 27" Apple at 1K suffice?
Will I see detail in my digital paintings on a high-end display that I won’t see on the Apple display?
Assuming good calibration/profiling- will a high-end Adobe RGB display significantly narrow the gamut gap relative to the Epson printer?
If Photoshop’s soft-proofing simulation shows what my print will look like (again, assuming good calibration/profiling), isn’t that level of predictability enough? Or is an Adobe RGB display a total game-changer?