I have just recently encountered some issues with print output. I currently submit my work to several different labs. I just received some prints that came out darker than expected.
I currently use a Monaco Optix XR colorimeter, and I have the Monaco Optix XR software (as in, not Pro). After several attempts (and hours) I’ve been able to get the luminance close to the suggested setting of 120 cd/m2 with the white point at 6500k and the gamma at 2.2. My software does not allow me to suggest or request these settings as ‘targets’.
The difficulty with getting my monitor to these settings is leading me to question if I a) need a new colorimeter (though from what I’ve read, I don’t believe so), b) more advanced software (namely, that lets me specify additional settings) and/or c) a new monitor.
I’m currently working on a Mac Mini (intel gma 950 card) with a Dell E228WFP Monitor.
Any suggestions are much appreciated. I’ve been looking at possibly getting the Coloreyes Pro software if that’s all I need to move forward with more accurate results.