Yesterday my new Monaco Systems Pulse ColorElite Premiere Color Management System, with Optix Colorimeterarrived which is a long and fancy way of saying I have two very strange looking mouse-like objects that let me calibrate my monitor view to what actually comes out of my printer. I had some major frustrations lately with doing some retouching and the results coming back from the pro-lab that did not match what I saw on my screen and now that I'm about to take on even more of that kind of work, in addition to the printing it was time to get in sync. The first picture to the left shows a three dimensional view of the color spectrum available on the monitor vs the printer. The monitor can display the green box while the multi-colored portions sticking out are the extra colors that my printer can print but that do not show up as distinct colors on my monitor. The second view is a 2D overlay of the two color profiles and it makes it a lot easier to see that the printer can print more greens and blues than the monitor can see...while the monitor can display more purples and other shades of blue that the printer cannot print correctly. Ah, what fun. The printer profile I used was for my Epson 2200 using Kodak Professional Paper with a Lustre finish. I made some test prints that came out GREAT and were definitely the best prints I've done to date with that particular printer. Just wait until my Epson 9800 and my new Alienware computer come next week and I'll be all setup with my very own pro-lab ready to do prints and art-prints (it will print on canvas)!