LCD CALIBRATION

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jdrew001
Jun 7, 2009
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I was once told that LCD screens can not be properly calibrated for digital printing. Can all new(er) CRT screens be accurately calibrated? Does one need to buy above a certain quality level to have a usable CRT? Have any new LCD screens been introduced that cam be accurately calibrated?
Thank You for any info.
jd
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Monty
Jun 7, 2009
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I was once told that LCD screens can not be properly calibrated for digital printing. Can all new(er) CRT screens be accurately calibrated? Does one need to buy above a certain quality level to have a usable CRT? Have any new LCD screens been introduced that cam be accurately calibrated?
Thank You for any info.
jd

Cheap LCD’s that use the TN type panels are not designed for colour critical work ( graphics, photo editing). LCD’s that use the S-IPS panels are designed for such work. Unfortunately you get what you pay for. Do not expect to get an LCD monitor of any decent size (20 inches and above) for under £800.Top of the range monitors can cost a couple of grand or more. As for calibrating, this is a must for colour critical work.If you are looking for a monitor that has a wide colour gamut then monitors from Ezio and NEC, to name but two.There are many more manufactures out there that will have products that are just as good, but as I have the above monitors I can only speak of them.
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Monty
Jun 7, 2009
wrote:
I was once told that LCD screens can not be properly calibrated for digital printing. Can all new(er) CRT screens be accurately calibrated? Does one need to buy above a certain quality level to have a usable CRT? Have any new LCD screens been introduced that cam be accurately calibrated?
Thank You for any info.
jd

Cheap LCD’s that use the TN type panels are not designed for colour critical work ( graphics, photo editing). LCD’s that use the S-IPS panels are designed for such work. Unfortunately you get what you pay for. Do not expect to get an LCD monitor of any decent size (20 inches and above) for under £800.Top of the range monitors can cost a couple of grand or more. As for calibrating, this is a must for colour critical work.If you are looking for a monitor that has a wide colour gamut then monitors from Ezio and NEC, to name but two.There are many more manufactures out there that will have products that are just as good, but as I have the above monitors I can only speak of them.
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gowanoh
Jun 7, 2009
Consumer grade LCD panels can indeed be calibrated quite accurately for color.
However prints will appear too dark because of the fixed and too high brightness level of the LCD panel.
Why the calibration devices and software cannot account for this is a reason known only to the manufacturers.
There are several workarounds so that the brightness level of prints will be more predictably accurate that cost nothing although, given the choice, I would rather have the dedicated high cost graphics panel.
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gowanoh
Jun 7, 2009
Consumer grade LCD panels can indeed be calibrated quite accurately for color.
However prints will appear too dark because of the fixed and too high brightness level of the LCD panel.
Why the calibration devices and software cannot account for this is a reason known only to the manufacturers.
There are several workarounds so that the brightness level of prints will be more predictably accurate that cost nothing although, given the choice, I would rather have the dedicated high cost graphics panel.
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Bigguy
Jun 7, 2009
Monty wrote:
wrote:
I was once told that LCD screens can not be properly calibrated for digital printing. Can all new(er) CRT screens be accurately calibrated? Does one need to buy above a certain quality level to have a usable CRT? Have any new LCD screens been introduced that cam be accurately calibrated?
Thank You for any info.
jd

Cheap LCD’s that use the TN type panels are not designed for colour critical work ( graphics, photo editing). LCD’s that use the S-IPS panels are designed for such work. Unfortunately you get what you pay for.
True

Do not expect to get an LCD monitor of any decent size (20 inches and above) for under £800.
Not so… there are many fine LCD monitors under £800 suitable for accurate colour work.
Try the Dell Ultrasharp 20 and 24" range – also Samsung.

I guess it depends on your definition of ‘colour critical’…

If the LCD can be calibrated and used to produce prints good enough for the user’s requirements then it is fit for purpose.
Very few people need the extra few % colour accuracy / gamut of ultra high end systems.

Top of the range monitors can cost a couple of
grand or more. As for calibrating, this is a must for colour critical work.If you are looking for a monitor that has a wide colour gamut then monitors from Ezio and NEC, to name but two.There are many more manufactures out there that will have products that are just as good, but as I have the above monitors I can only speak of them.

Guy
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Bigguy
Jun 7, 2009
Monty wrote:
wrote:
I was once told that LCD screens can not be properly calibrated for digital printing. Can all new(er) CRT screens be accurately calibrated? Does one need to buy above a certain quality level to have a usable CRT? Have any new LCD screens been introduced that cam be accurately calibrated?
Thank You for any info.
jd

Cheap LCD’s that use the TN type panels are not designed for colour critical work ( graphics, photo editing). LCD’s that use the S-IPS panels are designed for such work. Unfortunately you get what you pay for.
True

Do not expect to get an LCD monitor of any decent size (20 inches and above) for under £800.
Not so… there are many fine LCD monitors under £800 suitable for accurate colour work.
Try the Dell Ultrasharp 20 and 24" range – also Samsung.

I guess it depends on your definition of ‘colour critical’…

If the LCD can be calibrated and used to produce prints good enough for the user’s requirements then it is fit for purpose.
Very few people need the extra few % colour accuracy / gamut of ultra high end systems.

Top of the range monitors can cost a couple of
grand or more. As for calibrating, this is a must for colour critical work.If you are looking for a monitor that has a wide colour gamut then monitors from Ezio and NEC, to name but two.There are many more manufactures out there that will have products that are just as good, but as I have the above monitors I can only speak of them.

Guy
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rob
Jun 8, 2009
Bigguy wrote:
Monty wrote:
wrote:
I was once told that LCD screens can not be properly calibrated for digital printing. Can all new(er) CRT screens be accurately calibrated? Does one need to buy above a certain quality level to have a usable CRT? Have any new LCD screens been introduced that cam be accurately calibrated?
Thank You for any info.
jd

Cheap LCD’s that use the TN type panels are not designed for colour critical work ( graphics, photo editing). LCD’s that use the S-IPS panels are designed for such work. Unfortunately you get what you pay for.
True

Do not expect to get an LCD monitor of any decent size (20 inches and above) for under £800.
Not so… there are many fine LCD monitors under £800 suitable for accurate colour work.
Try the Dell Ultrasharp 20 and 24" range – also Samsung.
I guess it depends on your definition of ‘colour critical’…
If the LCD can be calibrated and used to produce prints good enough for the user’s requirements then it is fit for purpose.
Very few people need the extra few % colour accuracy / gamut of ultra high end systems.

Top of the range monitors can cost a couple of
grand or more. As for calibrating, this is a must for colour critical work.If you are looking for a monitor that has a wide colour gamut then monitors from Ezio and NEC, to name but two.There are many more manufactures out there that will have products that are just as good, but as I have the above monitors I can only speak of them.

Guy

What ever there still only 6 bit colour tricked up.
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rob
Jun 8, 2009
Bigguy wrote:
Monty wrote:
wrote:
I was once told that LCD screens can not be properly calibrated for digital printing. Can all new(er) CRT screens be accurately calibrated? Does one need to buy above a certain quality level to have a usable CRT? Have any new LCD screens been introduced that cam be accurately calibrated?
Thank You for any info.
jd

Cheap LCD’s that use the TN type panels are not designed for colour critical work ( graphics, photo editing). LCD’s that use the S-IPS panels are designed for such work. Unfortunately you get what you pay for.
True

Do not expect to get an LCD monitor of any decent size (20 inches and above) for under £800.
Not so… there are many fine LCD monitors under £800 suitable for accurate colour work.
Try the Dell Ultrasharp 20 and 24" range – also Samsung.
I guess it depends on your definition of ‘colour critical’…
If the LCD can be calibrated and used to produce prints good enough for the user’s requirements then it is fit for purpose.
Very few people need the extra few % colour accuracy / gamut of ultra high end systems.

Top of the range monitors can cost a couple of
grand or more. As for calibrating, this is a must for colour critical work.If you are looking for a monitor that has a wide colour gamut then monitors from Ezio and NEC, to name but two.There are many more manufactures out there that will have products that are just as good, but as I have the above monitors I can only speak of them.

Guy

What ever there still only 6 bit colour tricked up.

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