View Full Version : What's your choice of LCD monitor?

10-06-2006, 04:32 PM
Is the Apple CinemaScreen 30" the biggest size for color soft-proofing? Are there any monitors with higher than normal resolution - so 100% looks closer to hard copy dimensions?

Is the Eizo worth it? Does not appear to come supersized though (30").

- Rick

10-13-2006, 03:28 PM
We use and love the Apple 30" - works great and with applecare, its good for 3 years. - tc

10-16-2006, 04:04 PM
We too have 30 inch Cinemas as well as 23 inch Cinemas for Matchprint Virtual, but we don't expect to last more than 2 years.
I haven't tried Eizo LCDs.

10-17-2006, 03:03 AM
Buy the applecare (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/5.RSLID?mco=9D434373&nplm=MA358LL%2FA) fo the 30" displays. Gives us 3 years warantee. Only $99 bucks extra for some good piece of mind!

10-24-2006, 12:38 PM
I have an additional question on this subject. We are currently using 20 inch Cinema displays. Are we in the dark ages? It seems like everyone else out there is either using the 30 inch displays or dual monitors. I like to hear about other sites setups. Please keep in mind we have to have the same setup on 20 G5's.


10-24-2006, 02:44 PM
We are placing 20 & 24 Inch iMacs on the floor. They are so sweet and work great! For color we are using the Apple 30" Display.

11-01-2006, 01:27 PM
We use two eizo CG210 monitors (one on top of the other... split screen) for soft-proofing (using MVP). Unfortunately, they are the only swap certified eizo monitors.

We use 23" apple lcds for desktop.

The eizo monitors seem to be more consistently manufactured, or at least, that's what the sales pitch was, and it seems to hold true.

Also, did anybody see the Eizo booth at GraphExpo? They had a eizo and apple display with the same gradient image on both screens, side by side. The apple monitor had banding in the gradient... but the eizo monitor displayed as a perfect vignette.

11-10-2006, 04:26 PM
I've had problems with Apple's Care. IF the monitor falls off in color, Apple will not want to replace it or fix it. If it displays an image, it is said to be good.

11-10-2006, 10:50 PM
good fedback. i guess i will have to be stren with them. I purchased this monitor for a specific reason, if it does not meet that requirement, then they replace it. We shall see how that goes.

11-20-2006, 11:54 PM
We're using Eizo ColorEdge CG21 monitors for all critical color workstations and InSite softproofing.

Our Apple Cinema 23" Displays have been relegated to the 2nd string after we saw how poorly they responded to InSite calibration, the banding issues, huge green/red hotspots on a neutral gray background, white streaks on a black background and overall warm color.

We're looking at testing the new Eizo CE240W's in the next few months.