The first time you go to setup and profile your camera, monitor and printer the whole process can take some time.

The actual workflow is relatively straightforward and as long as you rely on the software to guide you through the process little can go wrong.

X-Rite i1 Studio Review

The use of the camera profiling instantly makes a huge difference to the quality of your images. You need to remember to rephotograph the chart for each lighting change.

Moving on to the monitor calibration and the almost one-click approach and clear visual guide makes calibrating your monitor incredibly easy.

Monitor and printer calibration explained by Ashley Karyl

The calibration process also gives you plenty of options for different monitor uses such as; photo and video, and these can be switched between in the Display Preferences.

A display manager as seen with the Datacolor Spyder would have been a nice addition here rather than having to utilise the systems own display profile dialogue.

On a couple of occasions when profiling, I did knock the table, and although the knock was not hard, the monitor profiler did fall over on the monitor and the process needed to be restarted. Just something to be mindful of in use.

The printer calibration was all straightforward but as with the rest of the calibration process does take some time. The results after calibration, however, are a stark contrast when compared to pre-calibration. Colour is better balances and shadow and highlight details translates from screen to print far better.

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