I am looking for hardware for calibration of canvas prints.

There are many solutions for monitors (as Datacolor Spyder, X-Rite i1 Display Pro, X-Rite ColorMunki) and paper printers (as Datacolor SpyderPRINT), but what hardware is needed to take color profiles for canvas printers?

2 Answers 2


It is the same process as any printer.

You simply need to print the sample and take measures with the hardware.


  • The document repeats "paper" as printing media. Canvas is not mentioned anywhere. So calibrating canvas prints is kind of using the tool out of its specifications.
    – joro
    May 20, 2017 at 6:01
  • It does not matter what the base is. It is one methodology for print, regardless is fabric or paper or plastic.
    – Rafael
    May 20, 2017 at 11:58
  • Possibly it is correct, but official documents assert that only paper media is supported.
    – joro
    May 21, 2017 at 7:52
  • You were generally right! I opened an requests to X-Rite and Datacolor. I am upvoting your answer but I will post my entire experience as a new answer.
    – joro
    Jul 18, 2017 at 19:32
  • Nice. That kind of feedback is good.
    – Rafael
    Jul 18, 2017 at 21:51

I contacted online both X-Rite and Datacolor and asked the same question.

Datacolor never responded (it has been few months from then)!

X-Rite contacted me by phone via their local dealer. He asked me my case and gave me a detailed answer with interesting details about getting accurate colors on canvas. I really enjoyed such information from person with much experience! He recommended me XRite i1Publish Pro 2 as their product for such tasks.

Summary: It seems X-Rite has great support instead of Datacolor!

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.