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Print/Monitor Colour Perception Change After Switching from Spyder 4 to Spyder X

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I've been very happy with the colours on my Spyder 4 calibrated monitor with respect to the prints on my Epson XP-15000. I received a notice from Datacolor that, effectively, the Spyder 4 was end-of-life but if I acted in the next 10 days, I could get a discount on a Spyder X, which I did. Now, I don't think some of the colours are quite the same with the Spyder X calibration. So far it seems to be orange and browns. It may be only in luminescence.

I tried Softproofing one of the pictures but none of the out of Gamut range related to the brown colour I felt was to dark on the print.

Besides softproofing with the printer profile, is there anything else I can try to compensate?

Sorry if I'm not specific enough.
 
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I've been very happy with the colours on my Spyder 4 calibrated monitor with respect to the prints on my Epson XP-15000. I received a notice from Datacolor that, effectively, the Spyder 4 was end-of-life but if I acted in the next 10 days, I could get a discount on a Spyder X, which I did. Now, I don't think some of the colours are quite the same with the Spyder X calibration. So far it seems to be orange and browns. It may be only in luminescence.

I tried Softproofing one of the pictures but none of the out of Gamut range related to the brown colour I felt was to dark on the print.

Besides softproofing with the printer profile, is there anything else I can try to compensate?

Sorry if I'm not specific enough.
Did they release upgraded software for the newer puck?

--Ken
 
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Did they release upgraded software for the newer puck?
Ken, I'm pretty sure I'm on the latest release since I only purchased/installed it a couple of weeks ago.

I did find some disparaging remarks about Spyder products in another forum. In particular, my problem and even problems between different physical Spyder products of the same line.
 
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Ken, I'm pretty sure I'm on the latest release since I only purchased/installed it a couple of weeks ago.

I did find some disparaging remarks about Spyder products in another forum. In particular, my problem and even problems between different physical Spyder products of the same line.
Double check to make sure there is not a separate download for the new puck. I have used Spyder pucks for years without any issue. I currently use them with NEC's Spectraview and they work fine.

Good luck.

--Ken
 
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