Spyder2PRO PrintFIX PLUS

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ColorVision Spyder2PRO
by Datacolor
PrintFIX PLUS
December 17, 2006
Spyder2PRO Introduction What's In The Box / Closer Look
Spyder2PRO Monitor Calibration Monitor Calibration (Part 2) Monitor Calibration (Part 3)
Spyder2PRO PrintFIX PLUS Spyder2PRO Specifications Spyder2PRO Conclusion



ColorVision Spyder2Pro
Dynamic Range: Black point: 0.02 cd/m2
Dynamic Range: White point: > 5,000 cd/m2
Interface: USB data and power supply
Weight: 175g (6.1 oz) (including counterweight, LCD baffle, and USB cable)
Warranty: 2-year hardware warranty
MSRP: $279.00 | Click For Best Price
PrintFIX is a new way of obtaining color profiles of printers without the tedious task of creating and printing color patches, organizing, and then measuring them with a special additional spectrocolorimeter. PrintFIX PLUS is part of the actual PrintFIX PRO application, and for more elaborate or professional uses, ColorVision recommends upgrading to the professional version. Using PrintFIX PRO, you have the included spectrocolorimeter, which enables the creation of your own custom profiles. In a situation where you have a printer which is unique or not commonly found within the imaging market, you would probably choose the PRO version because the profiles pre-selected by ColorVision may not be correct when you print them out on your printer. There also might be a situation where you use very unusual papers for your prints due to your specific style of photography and artistic expression, and in this case, you would certainly need a spectrocolorimeter to capture the proper colors being printed on the unique paper.

So, in case you haven't noticed, there's a lot of factors when calibrating, and it's not just exclusive to your monitor. If you print, you need to make sure the output matches what you see on your monitor. What's nice about today's digital imaging devices, is you can save your work which can be recalled in a matter of a few clicks of your mouse.

Summed up briefly, what you will be doing within the PrintFIX PLUS application, is:

  • Defining your printer type
  • Optimizing your printer settings
  • Choosing a PrintFIX PLUS target
  • Building your profile
  • Editing your profile
PrintFIX PLUS Quick-Look

Let's take a quick look at the main PrintFIX PLUS screens:

Spyder2PRO PrintFIX PLUS - Print Quality Check

Spyder2PRO PrintFIX PLUS - Target

Spyder2PRO PrintFIX PLUS - Build Profile Setup

Spyder2PRO PrintFIX PLUS - Profile Created Successfully!

PrintFIX PLUS Supported Printers

Below is a list of supported printers by ColorVision, currently supported within the PrintFIX PLUS application:

PrintFIX PLUS Supported Printers

Canon Epson HP
Canon S9000 Epson 1280 HP DesignJet 30
Canon i9100 Epson 1290 HP DesignJet 90
Canon i9100 Epson 2100 HP DesignJet 130
Canon i9950 Epson 2200 HP PhotoSmart 7660
Canon i900d Epson 4000 HP PhotoSmart 7760
Canon i950 Epson 7600 HP PhotoSmart 7960
Canon i960 Epson 9600 HP PhotoSmart 8250
Canon i965 Epson R1800 HP PhotoSmart 8450
Canon iP8500 Epson R2400 HP PhotoSmart 8750
Canon iP8600 Epson R200 HP PhotoSmart Series Printers
Canon iP4200 Epson R210  
Canon iP6220d Epson R220 Other
Canon iP6600 Epson R300 RGB Laser Printer
Canon 9900i Epson R310  
Canon I-Series Printers Epson R320  
Canon iP-Series Printers Epson RX500  
  Epson RX4800  
  Epson RX7800  
  Epson RX9800  
  Epson R800  
  Epson C62  
  Epson C80  
  Epson C82  
  Epson C84  
  Epson PictureMate  
  Epson PX-G5000  
  Epson PM4000PX  
  Epson PX7000  
  Epson PX9000  
  Epson PXG900  
  Epson Dye Ink Printers  
  Epson Pigment Ink Printers  


Please note the PrintFIX PLUS Supported Printers table is updated as of the date of the review of the Spyder2PRO. This page will probably NOT be updated, so please be sure to check ColorVision's PrintFIX PLUS Supported Printers website page for up-to-date information on supported printers.


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