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#36416 - 09/13/11 12:40 PM Spyder 3... Pro or Elite?
FretlessD Offline
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Registered: 06/26/11
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Hey Guys,

I'm looking at the Spyder 3 color calibration unit but not sure to go with the Pro or the Elite. Any recommendations?

Doug
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#36417 - 09/13/11 01:33 PM Re: Spyder 3... Pro or Elite? [Re: FretlessD]
RomanJohnston Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Loc: Portland Oregon
The puck is the same for both, the difference is in the software.

If you are not doing crazy pantone color matching, the cheaper unit should be just fine in most cases.

Roman
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#36431 - 09/14/11 01:25 PM Re: Spyder 3... Pro or Elite? [Re: RomanJohnston]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
I have the cheaper model. I think the higher end model also profiles your printer...which seems like a nice idea. Having said that, my printer output is excellent using the stock Epson profiles.

James
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#36435 - 09/14/11 01:55 PM Re: Spyder 3... Pro or Elite? [Re: James Morrissey]
RomanJohnston Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Loc: Portland Oregon
Originally Posted By: James Morrissey
I have the cheaper model. I think the higher end model also profiles your printer...which seems like a nice idea. Having said that, my printer output is excellent using the stock Epson profiles.

James


I think you might be surprised if you actually profiled your Epson papers.

Roman
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#36460 - 09/15/11 06:20 PM Re: Spyder 3... Pro or Elite? [Re: RomanJohnston]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Roman,

It certainly may be the case that if I was comparing a profiled printer compared to the generic profiles that I would be more pleased with the custom profile. Certainly I was never happy with the Epson 2200's output. I am v-e-r-y pleased with the Epson 4900 though. The prints really match my screen pretty close to perfectly.

James
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#36532 - 09/20/11 02:43 AM Re: Spyder 3... Pro or Elite? [Re: James Morrissey]
FretlessD Offline
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Registered: 06/26/11
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Thanks for the advice. I think I'll go with the Elite if I go Spyder 3.

Doug
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