Monitor calibration + printer calibration are necessary for getting good quality printed graphics/photos. Many photographers have accessibility to good quality cameras but do not own a printer and print in other facilities. These are the two scenarios I understood:
1. Own calibrated monitor and printer
2. Own calibrated monitor + Some other calibrated printer, given its printer profile
3. Online graphic artists: only need to calibrate monitor since it is not printed
The three main settings available are white point, gamma and luminance. In the support forums for various colorimeters, they give different answers why one should and should not use some specific values and some times they contradict.
In scenario 1, I believe they could use whatever values to white point etc., but should give a match with the monitor when printed.
I am not sure how to proceed in scenarios 2 and 3. Probably, one could get some trial prints and match the monitor to look closer in case 2, but clueless about case 3. What is the reference here as there are a wide variety of displays around?
It would be great if somebody could explain the correct parameters to use during a colorimetric calibration, not particularly intended for printing.
What I use? : white point - native, gamma - 2.2, luminance - ~90 cd/m^2 . Is this setting correct?
I tried argyll cms + dispcalgui and eye-one match using an eye-one display. Both gave slightly different results for the same settings. I dont know which one is more "accurate" now.