Why Calibrate Your Monitor?
A properly calibrated monitor is essential for colour critical work.
A profiled display gives you a trusted source for viewing your images and ensures that what you print matches what you see on screen.
So why is that important?
Apart from the obvious advantages of perfect colour, it will save you valuable time and money allowing you to achieve totally accurate results first time every time.This bringing a consistency that will deliver stunning results which do your masterpieces the justice that they deserve.
If you are working commercially, accurate monitor calibration will also save you money through the delivery of accurate outputs that will never be rejected by your clients. This developing improved loyalty, trust and dependability.
In summary, the keyword when asking "why should I calibrate my monitor?" is 'standards'. Accurate calibration will ensure a consistent viewing experience for anyone who sees your images regardless of any varying settings. This is something that you can achieve quickly, easily and affordably in your own studio.
How To Calibrate Your Monitor
The great thing about monitor calibration is how quick and easy it is
Whether you are a beginner or a professional, the great news is, there's a solution for you and you won't need any technical knowledge at all in order to achieve accurate results.
There are various monitor calibration solutions that you can choose from and although there are small differences between each, the general principles of how to calibrate your monitor with them, are the same:
Run the software that is included with most calibration solutions
Position your calibrator directly onto the screen of your monitor
and it will automatically take a series of measurements
Most solutions offer intuitive on-screen instructions as you
proceed through this simple process and you may be asked
to make adjustments to the temperature and brightness of
A new active profile will now be automatically created and
saved to your computer system
Done! - And this process generally takes no more than five minutes, so it's quick as well as easy!
It really is that simple, of course there are variations between each model but all are intuitive, offer on-screen installation guides and in most cases are simply a case of plug-and-play.
Ways To Calibrate Your Monitor
As we have discussed, a correctly calibrated monitor is essential for colour critical work and is the first step towards achieving colour that you can trust.
We offer monitor calibration solutions from all the major manufacturers, with models to suit every budget and from beginner to professional.
Just select Colour Management from the menu on the left to see the full range of products being offered and if you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to ask