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What Monitors Are Ideal For A CMS? - Here are a few points to look for when looking for a monitor to be used in a CMS.

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1. Choose An LCD Monitor That Allows For Colour Adjustment

An LCD monitor creates colours through combinations of red (R), green (G), and blue (B).

Colours are adjusted by increasing or decreasing the gain (i.e., volume) of each RGB colour. When deciding on the white color temperature, which is particularly important in monitor adjustment, colour is adjusted by strengthening or weakening these RGB colours.

For example, gain is adjusted to strengthen blue when creating a cold white or to strengthen red when displaying a warm white.

Since some monitors allow for such gain adjustment while others do not, when choosing a monitor it's a good idea to select one that offers this feature.

2. Choose An LCD Monitor On Which Luminance Can Be Adjusted

If an LCD monitor's brightness setting is too high then colors will not match between printed materials and the monitor. As a result,when choosing a monitor it is important that luminance can be adjusted to a suitable level on the model you choose.

3. Choose A Monitor With The Best Available Gradation Characteristics

Some monitors have poor shadow gradation when first purchased. Using such a monitor can affect the display of slight gradations. For this reason, it is important to choose a monitor with superior gradation characteristics among its basic specifications.

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Visit the EIZO website for more information on the monitors available from EIZO. 

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