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If your monitor can no longer calibrate because it is unable to achieve the set luminance, you can lower the luminance level.

  1. At the Dock, click the Matchprint Virtual folder icon .

  2. Select MV Preferences.

  3. On the Settings tab, perform the following actions:

    1. Double-click the monitor type.

    2. Select the monitor.

    3. Select Maximum Luminance Method.
      Note: For NEC monitors, there is also a setting for NEC PA Uniformity Correction Level. The default value is 3. This setting is similar to what is found on the monitor and overrides it. The default value has been proven to provide better luminance and longevity of the monitor.

  4. Calibrate the monitor, and record the luminance value from the calibration results.

  5. On the Settings tab, perform the following actions:

    1. Double-click the monitor type.

    2. Select the monitor.

    3. Select Fixed Luminance Method.

    4. Enter a luminance value that is 90% of the maximum luminance obtained when you calibrated the monitor.
      Kodak recommends using 90% of the maximum luminance to avoid dealing with varying (or decaying) maximum luminance. For more information, see the Matchprint Virtual Best Viewing Practices Guide.
      Note: For NEC monitors, there is also a setting for NEC PA Uniformity Correction Level.
      The default value is 3. This setting is similar to what is found on the monitor and overrides it. The default value has been proven to provide better luminance and longevity of the monitor.

  6. Recalibrate the monitor.

  7. If you have a viewing booth, you must set the viewing booth luminance to match the monitor luminance.
    Failure to do so may result in a poor color match between hard copy and virtual proofs.
    Note: Replace the monitor when it can no longer achieve a luminance level of 120.
    For information about setting the viewing booth luminance, see the Matchprint Virtual Best Viewing Practices Guide.

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