Is it OK to mention specific brand names on this list? If so, I have a couple of questions or requests for recommendations.
I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive and portable desktop printer that gives results that are good enough to be useful feedback in trying to improve my Photoshop skills.
Ditto some kind of monitor calibrating device.
I'm on a MacBook running OS X 10.6.8, if it makes a difference.
I hope this question makes sense. I am trying to practice the stuff I learned for the ACE exam and finding myself lost in a mish-mash of too many variables that could be causing the results I see. If I knew I had a reliable printer, especially if it gave meaningful options on paper choice specifications, I feel like I could move forward better. I'm hoping to get a B&W laser printer for the bulk of my printing needs, and a color printer specifically for photos... when my ship or my income tax refund comes in, whichever is first ;)
Any suggestions would be welcome!