Monitor Calibration Systems Kings Mountain NC

Calibrating a monitor ensures that you are viewing images as they should be viewed. An uncalibrated monitor can display wrong shades and tones of color. Here you’ll find additional information on monitor calibration systems as well as local companies and providers that may help you in your search.

Softsense Data Inc
(704) 481-1313
439 Neisler Street
Shelby, NC
Services
Computer Consultants, Help Desk Services, Computer Software, Computer and Software Stores, Computer Systems Consultants and Designers

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OfficeMax
(704) 480-6327
423 Earl Road
Shelby, NC
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-8, Su 11-6*

Staples
(704) 735-0321
1623 E. Main Street
Lincolnton, NC
Recycling Services
Recycling Desk
$3 Ink & Toner Credit
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-9:00pm Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm Sun :10:00am-6:00pm

Weiss Consulting Group, Inc
(704) 675-5155
226 Wilmot Dr.
Gastonia, NC
 
Efficient Computer Systems Inc
(828) 328-2263
530 Us Highway 70 Southwest
Hickory, NC
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Consultants, Computer Software, Computer Networks, Bar Code Scanning Equipment and Supplies

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Jefferson Computer LLC
(704) 453-1974
Belmont, NC
Services
Computers and Equipment Repair and Maintenance, Computer Supplies Parts and Accessories, Computer Software, Computer Networks
Payment Options
Personal Checks, Money Orders, Debit Cards, VISA, MasterCard

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OfficeMax
(704) 867-4622
2916 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
Hours
M-F 8-9, Sa 9-8, Su 11-6*

AKsys USA Inc.
(704) 810-0500
1909 Kyle Court
Gastonia, NC
 
Jordan Acoustical & Flooring
(704) 823-8020
P.O. Box 789
Lowell, NC
 
Visionet Online Service
(919) 732-9885
512 Us Highway 70 East
Hillsborough, NC
Services
Internet Products and Services, Internet Services, Computer Hardware and Supplies, Computer Software, Internet Service Providers

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Datacolor SpyderCube

Datacolor SpyderCube

Multi-Function Calibration Tool

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – March 2, 2009—Datacolor, a global leader in digital color management technology, today announced SpyderCube™, the first all-in-one RAW calibration device for fast and accurate whitepoint correction as well as bracketed adjustments for highlights and blacks. For years, photographers have relied on traditional flat gray cards to establish proper white balance in a wide range of shooting environments. Today, these professionals require new techniques to meet the changing dynamic of photography and new digital workflow processes. Capturing appropriate information at the time of image exposure will greatly reduce time and effort in the post-production process and ensure true color rendition and image detail.

To ensure that SpyderCube will outperform and outlast other white balance devices, Datacolor designed the product using ABS Cycoloy, a hybrid resin that is fade proof, extremely durable, and flame / shock resistant. In addition, colors are through-pigmented for durability, and are carefully formulated to provide optimal color values, including an 18% gray which defines a new standard for spectral neutrality to provide accurate color balance under any light source.

“Datacolor’s core mission is to leverage our intimate knowledge of a photographer’s digital workflow and create color management tools dedicated to helping them express their vision, save time, and reduce costs,” said Christoph Gamper, Datacolor’s Vice President for Consumer Business Products. “SpyderCube gives photographers a new and innovative way to quickly customize white balance and other adjustments when shooting in RAW and begin the color management workflow process during exposure, not in post-production.”

Each feature of the SpyderCube is designed to provide a unique solution to RAW adjustment needs, yet work together to produce precise white balance and overall image adjustment when shooting in RAW. For example, the White face of SpyderCube helps define highlights in relation to the catch-light; the Gray face measures color temperature and mid-tone response; the Black face defines shadows in relations to the Black Trap; and the Black Trap defines absolute black.

In addition, SpyderCube does not require specialized or proprietary software to operate effectively and can be used with any RAW conversion software available today to precisely adjust all photos taken under the same lighting conditions. SpyderCube can also be used to improve Jpeg camera files.

SpyderCube Features and Functions
• Ability to capture accurate color without a lot of trial and error manipulation
• Spectrally Neutral so SpyderCube responds accurately to all lighting conditions
• Provides reference values to check and adjust RAW control settings
• Includes Black Trap for shadow detail control
• Allows users to instantly correct color images by setting color temperature values
• Allows users to accurately a...

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Monitor Calibration

Buyer's Guide 2006: Monitor Calibration

Achieve accurate color on your screen using these tools

Monitor Calibration

If you've ever been frustrated with prints that don't match what you see on your monitor, you understand the importance of color management. Having a calibrated monitor allows you to make changes to an image with confidence because the colors displayed on the screen are an accurate reflection of the file. In addition, it helps ensure that the color values you see on the screen will closely match your output.

The first step in a color-managed workflow is to calibrate your monitor. While there are software solutions such as Apple's Color Calibrator Assistant and Adobe Gamma, these simplistic methods rely on your eyes and judgment—meaning the results will be a compromise.

Several options are available that remove the human factor and deliver highly accurate results that will improve your workflow and reduce the amount of time it takes to get that good print. These packages range in price from less than $100 to more than $1,500.


Calibration Systems

ColorVision Color PlusCalibration packages are either completely software-based or include a colorimeter, which attaches to your monitor and measures levels of brightness and color values. If you might create your own printer profiles, some packages include a spectrophotometer, which measures color values off of a color chart produced using your printer. There also are bundles that include both the colorimeter and spectrophotometer.

For a basic color calibration system, ColorPLUS from ColorVision includes the original Spyder colorimeter and wizard-based software. ColorPLUS is the lone product that works on Windows only. It's designed for ease of use and doesn't include customizable settings, as do other systems. List Price: $99.

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True Colors

True Colors

Calibrate your monitor to achieve accurate color in your digital darkroom

The joy of digital photography can be quickly diffused when the photograph we've printed doesn't resemble what we saw on our monitors. Dramatic differences in brightness, contrast and especially color make using a digital darkroom an exercise in frustration instead of creativity.

Photographers can save themselves the aggravation, as well as loads of paper and ink, by calibrating their monitors. Just because that brand-new monitor looks impressive on your desk doesn't mean that it's prepared to be the heart of your photographic workflow. Thankfully, the process of preparing your monitor to accurately display color and tone is both easy and affordable at prices beginning as low as $79.

Monitor-calibration systems, such as those from Datacolor ColorVision, Pantone and X-Rite (formerly GretagMacbeth), have been designed to help photographers, whether professional or enthusiast, make sure that their LCDs or CRTs are outputting the best and most accurate image possible.

What you want from a monitor is for it to provide a color-neutral workspace that allows you to confidently enhance your images. Since so much of image editing is dependent on a visual assessment of what's on the screen, a calibrated monitor becomes essential.

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