Calibrating your monitor

Published on November 20, 2017

Your monitor requires periodic re-calibration to maintain color balance, brightness and contrast.  We use the X-Rite i1 Display calibration tool and its associated software, the i1 Profiler, downloadable at the company’s website.  As of November, 2017, the most recent version is:

  • i1Profiler (i1Publish) v1.7.0 Download

Your computer will have the software installed and an initial calibration done when you receive it.  When you receive a notification to re-calibrate, use the following directions to update the calibration:

  • plug your i1 Display tool into a USB jack
  • right-click on the bright green icon at the bottom right-hand side of your screen and launch i1 Profiler
  • in the lower left side of screen, click “Full Screen”
  • at the top of the list on the left side (under Display), choose “Profiling”
  • in the middle left side of your screen, click “Next”
  • Click Next two more times, until you see the words “Default Measurement” in the open window with a  field of multi-colored blocks
  • On the right-hand side of the colored blocks, find the scroll bar and scroll down until you see the “Start Measurement” button
  • Click the “Start Measurement” button
  • tilt the monitor so that it is slightly facing upward
  • on the measurement tool, pull the cover outward and rotate (as displayed on your screen)
  • hang measurement tool so that it rests in the middle of your screen (with the white disc facing you)
  • click “Next”
  • adjust the R-G-B sliders on your monitor until the software displays an OK check next to each R and G and B measurement
  • if you are using a BenQ 2700 monitor, here’s how to adjust the R-G-B levels:
    • next to the power switch are a few extra buttons. Click one to display the options, then click the button under the display with 3 lines
    • scroll to “color adjustment,” move to the box on the right and scroll down to “color temp”
    • cursor to the right to “User Define,” then right to R-G-B
    • adjust each color independently until you see 3 check marks.
    • NOTE: If one or 2 colors are set at 100%, and you need to increase, try decreasing the other colors to 97-98%.
  • click “Next”
  • adjust brightness measurement to 100 (usually a setting of 23-25 on the monitor)
  • click “Next”
  • you will see several different colored screens appear for 2 minutes
  • when requested, remove measurement tool from screen and rotate white disk on top of lens and place on table in front of monitor
  • click “Next” on the middle right-hand side of screen
  • you will see a default profile name listed (BenQ SW2700.icm). change the name to SRP “today’s date”.icm
  • click “home” and close program
  • unplug from USB and you are done!