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Monitor Recommendations

Your monitor is perhaps now the single most important tool in your imaging workflow

We've worked hard to become Australia's high end monitor experts. We're the only company to carry both of the major brands in this area - Eizo and NEC, and we have an excellent relationship with both companies.

We offer unbiased advice on both brands and love to sit down and help our clients make the right investment in what has become perhaps the single most important tool in the modern imaging workflow.

We're based in Melbourne but we supply and support monitors to image makers all over the country.

Colour Accurate Monitors

Best of the Best

These monitors are the Best of the Best. If you really love colour, want unparalleled accuracy, and ease of use, then these are the monitors for you.

These Eizo CG monitors have fully automatic direct hardware calibration and an inbuilt full calibration sensor.

You can set this up once (takes about 10 minutes) - and then sit back and enjoy your monitor for the next 5+ years as it self-calibrates with absolutely no further intervention required. It can even do this in the middle of the night so it doesn't interrupt your workflow! It simply doesn't come any better, or easier to use, than this.

Eizo don't currently make a model larger than 27", other than their very expensive 4K model, so we've also included NEC's PA302W model as the best of the large screen options at a reasonable price. We use one of these in house on our services desk, so it's the machine we do most of our retouching and print preparation work on. It's proven very reliable and you can't beat a bigger screen when previewing large print work.

On my own desk sits an Eizo CG277W at the moment - and it's the finest monitor I've ever owned. I find it more comfortable than the 4K models where you hit tiny text issues, and the colour accuracy and ease of use is quite simply as good as it gets.

Eizo ColorEdge CG247X 24" Monitor
Top of the line, best of the best, 24" colour accurate monitor - wide gamut, with fully automatic direct hardware calibration!
$2,820 RRP $2,992  (Save $172!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution1920 * 1200
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor? (Calibrator)
  • GamutWide
More info
Eizo ColorEdge CG277 27" Monitor
Our all time favourite monitor - fully integrated with automatic direct hardware calibration using an in-built calibration sensor!
$3,585 RRP $3,806  (Save $221!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor? (Calibrator)
  • GamutWide
More info
NEC PA302W 30" Monitor
Looking for big screen size & good colour quality but don't have a 4K budget/need? This is the one for you!
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$2,599 RRP $3,466  (Save $867!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio30" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1600
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info

4K Colour Accurate Options

In 2016, the big question is 4K or not 4K?

Colour accurate 4K monitors remain generally very expensive and in practise 4K makes very little difference in the image editing context. Yes, your images render a bit more sharply on 4K screens, but this is of far less importance than colour accuracy. (4K is only slightly noticeable with full screen images - the only context you really notice it is with thumbnails and text rendering).

Our advice is definitely buy a better colour accurate model before buying one with a lot of pixels. If you do want the extra sharpness (e.g. you work in desktop publishing where it will have a lot of impact) - then the EV3237W offers very good standard gamut colour accuracy for a very reasonable budget.

Of course if you do have the funds, then the 4K wide gamut hardware calibration options from NEC and Eizo are simply exquisite and as good as monitors get right now.

Eizo Flexscan EV3237 31" Monitor
Looking for a super sharp display with good colour? The EV3237 is a good reasonably priced choice.
15% off RRP on all Eizo Flexscan Monitors until Feb 28th 2017!
$2,330 RRP $2,750  (Save $420!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio31" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutStandard
More info
Eizo ColorEdge CG248-4K 24" Monitor
The ultimate in image quality - Ultra-HD 24" monitor with amazing pixel density for extremely sharp text and image details!
$3,940 RRP $4,180  (Save $240!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor? (Calibrator)
  • GamutWide
More info
Eizo ColorEdge CG318-4K 31" Monitor
The CG318 is quite simply the benchmark monitor for imaging professionals. It sets the standard by which all other monitors are judged.
$7,490 RRP $8,030  (Save $540!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio31" / DCI Native (1.9:1)
  • Native Resolution4096 * 2160 (DCI 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor? (Calibrator)
  • GamutWide
More info
NEC PA322 4K 32" Monitor
The ultimate 4K Ultra-HD monitor for for those wanting a very big, very sharp, reliable colour accurate monitor.
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$4,999 RRP $6,201  (Save $1,202!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio32" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution3840 * 2160 (UHD 4K)
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info

Colour Accurate Monitors

Professional Level

While Eizo's CG monitors remain the king of the best-of-the-best, most people will find a model from NEC's PA or Eizo's CS ranges a great choice for general imaging work.

NECs are priced very competitively. With NEC you lose just a little refinement in the screen itself – you get slightly lower quality neutrals, slightly less uniformity and the NEC warranty (3 years) is not as long or as good as Eizos (5 years). One thing worth noting is that with NEC you have to buy their software for calibration separately at $150, so the price gap with Eizo is narrower than it first appears.

However, they still have excellent reliability (much better than consumer brands), offer good uniformity, and excellent clarity - with particularly good results with very saturated colours. All are wide gamut and support direct hardware calibration once you add SpectraView 2 software and a compatible calibrator like the i1Display Pro.

I own a PA27 at home which is actually where I do most of my imaging work – and it’s an excellent screen.

The Eizo CS models are their entry level ColorEdge models.

They are very similar to the NEC PA models but slightly more refined - most noticeable in deep shadows and the quality of neutral tones.

They come with Eizo's calibration software, ColorNavigator, included and with two years extra warranty over the NECs, so they offer great value - you just need to add a calibrator and you've got everything you need.

Eizo ColorEdge CS2420 24" Monitor
A perfect entry level professional 24" monitor made specificially for photographers and designers
$1,590 RRP $1,694  (Save $104!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution1920 * 1200
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info
Eizo ColorEdge CS2730 27" Monitor
The next size up from the popular CS2420 - a great entry level wide gamut monitor featuring direct hardware calibration support.
$2,200 RRP $2,365  (Save $165!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info
NEC PA242W 24" Monitor
One of the best, high quality 24 inch colour accurate monitors in the current market and at a very resonable price point!
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$1,049 RRP $1,692  (Save $643!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution1920 * 1200
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info
NEC PA272W 27" Monitor
An excellent combination of size, quality and value - probably the most popular colour accurate monitor for professionals worldwide.
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$1,369 RRP $2,322  (Save $953!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS (AH-IPS)
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info

Colour Accurate Monitors

Entry Level

On a budget or just getting to that level where you want a significant improvement over your typical desktop monitors from office brands like Dell, Apple etc?

Both Eizo and NEC do good work in this area, but the best value options currently are in the Eizo EV range. These are perfect for those amongst you who work in sRGB (so people still shooting jpgs and not yet RAW, web designers, people who shoot exclusively for the web etc.).

While they don’t support direct hardware calibration, they calibrate very well with a traditional calibration approach. They’re not as good at things like contrast simulation for print work, but they definitely give you the ability to do good quality, accurate editing and soft proofing.

These monitors are the first big step up from your standard computer monitors.

And yes, they are a BIG step up from popular 'higher quality' models like Dell Ultra-Sharps and Apple Cinema Displays etc. These are simply a lot more accurate, more uniform, respond better to calibration, and have better attention paid to ergonomics, particularly with respect to issues like eye fatigue.

They also come with vastly better warranties and these are really the minimum monitor anyone with a serious interest in imaging should aim for.

Eizo Flexscan EV2455 24" Monitor
A great entry level, widescreen monitor with reduced power consumption and ultra thin bezels.
15% off RRP on all Eizo Flexscan Monitors until Feb 28th 2017!
$760 RRP $891  (Save $131!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution1920 * 1200
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutStandard
More info
NEC P242W 24" Monitor
A good entry level monitor for those on a tighter budget!
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$1,035 RRP $1,377  (Save $342!)
  • Panel Size / Ratio24" / 16:10 (1.6:1)
  • Native Resolution1920 * 1200
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutStandard
More info
BenQ SW2700PT 27" Monitor
An affordable, but still high quality 27" colour accurate monitor.
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$999
  • Panel Size / Ratio27" / 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution2560 * 1440
  • Panel TechnologyIPS
  • Direct Hardware Calibration Support?
  • In Built Sensor?
  • GamutWide
More info