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Spyder Usage Question

Discussion in 'Printers, Monitors, and Color Management' started by Aqualung, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. I'm using the Spyder Express to calibrate my monitor. I was wondering, when 'placing' the spyder against the monitor for when it runs its calibration cycle, how close to the LCD surface does the unit need to physically be?

    I drape the cord over the monitor and the spyder dangles close, but not flush (physically touching) to the monitor. Do I need to hold it against the LCD surface, or is this close enough? Mind you, I'm not talking an inch or more, but maybe 1/4".

  2. I make sure mine is touching. If you have to angle the monitor down to get it to stay, then do that. I lay my laptop monitor nearly flat to facilitate touching.
  3. OK, thanks Rodney. This is for my home PC, so I'll either hold it or brace something against it...
  4. TimK


    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    1/4" should be fine, unless you have strong light shining directly at your mon.
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