HDR monitor for printing?.

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  • John Donlan
    John Donlan
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    on: October 30, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Looking to replace a NEC PA241W-BK 24 monitor. Still works, but 27″ gives more real estate. The EIZO CG2700S looks interesting and does HDR 4K. The thing that puzzles me regarding the whole HDR bit is whether a P900 printer can accurately reproduce a HDR image.?

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    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: HDR monitor for printing?.
    Reply #1 on: October 30, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    No, there isn’t any printer even close to the DR of HDR displays. If printing is your goal, HDR isn’t useful. SDR displays today have far higher DR than any printer which is why when you soft proof and view using the paper and ink simulation, it looks so awful (compared to this being set to off).
    Printers: Best in class, maybe 350-400:1 DR. SDR displays, easily able to produce 1000:1 DR or more.

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    Patrick Herold
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    Re: HDR monitor for printing?.
    Reply #2 on: October 30, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    Also, when it comes to monitors and printers… they are two different technologies for reproducing color.  As such they have vastly different gamuts.  Attached is an illustration of a luster profile on a P900 poking out of an AdobeRGB gamut.  (The Eizo 2700S can hit approximately 99% of the AdobeRGB space.)  There are colors the monitor can produce that the printer cannot – and surprisingly it is true the other way around also.P900

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