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Here's another vote for custom profiles in lieu of a scanner based packages. I wasted a load of time and materials trying to make my own profiles with ColorVision's package. Where others were able to succeed I could not. Then I tried a custom profile from CDTobie. It's the best thing since sliced bread, blows my 'home made' profile attempts right out of the water. -JimD At 10:47 AM 2/8/02 +0000, Rew, Alan wrote: >My advice therefore coincides with Matt's: > >(1) Get the ColorVision Spyder + PhotoCal bundle. A sound investment >regardless of what you do about your printer profiles. Definitely the best >step I took in getting predictable colour. I've tried OptiCal but got no >benefit over and above PhotoCal. > >(2) Instead of spending USD 200 on a scanner-based profiling package, buy 2 >custom printer profiles from ChroMix. I've had excellent custom profiles >from this source and I now spend my time printing photos instead of test >charts ;-) Steve Upton provides an excellent service. > >HTH > >Alan Rew >- - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.