good value for graphic designers, LG 34UM88 34" Ultrawide IPS QHD Monitor £499.98 @ Ebuyer
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good value for graphic designers, LG 34UM88 34" Ultrawide IPS QHD Monitor £499.98 @ Ebuyer

£499.98
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Found 12th Aug 2016
i found this monitor, as i was looking to use in my print shop, where i have both cmyk and rgb working printers (roland and xerox), i would also appreciate if anyone knows about those, it would be nice to have better option advises. but at 500 or below, this seemed to me a good deal. would anyone also compare experiences on both 29" standard versus 34"(wide) monitors, which better usage on visible screen?

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Seems a odd aspect ratio for Graphic Design esp things going to print output, would not a standard wide 4K panel be better?

Ahh, a fellow designer! Here are my preferences for design and print work:

24" or less I prefer a 16:10 ratio.
27" 16:9 screens are fine if the resolution is 1440p or greater.

I'm undecided on ultrawide formats for design work. Although it's nice to move toolbars away from the pasteboard you quickly discover it's slower to reach them and can require additional head movement. They can however be very useful for side-by-side document viewing. Presumably you need to run separate RIPs for the Roland and Xerox so it might be ideal for your purposes.

I would be tempted to ask Ebuyer what their return policies are for professional use, it's essential that it can accurately display CMYK colours. For reference I use a 27" iMac with 5K retina, I'm very pleased with it.
Edited by: "MBeeching" 12th Aug 2016

Do the math this screen is 3440 x 1440 = 4953600 (pixels) a 4K 28" monitor with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 = 8294400. I would imagine what you want is the max amount of resolution which is a normal 4K screen.

Half way house between single and dual screens, if you want a bit of extra desktop and but haven't got the deskspace this might be an option. Personally, I always go for a large main screen and a smaller one alongside.

Can't comment on graphic design but I would find it hard to move away from ultra wide. For gaming it is fantastic, really really fantastic and movies just feel more cinematic in their native ratio. It's odd, it somehow feels better than my 50inch 16:9 TV. In desktop use it works well too, and I'm glad to see the back of my two screens for this single one.

4k vs this is a tricky one. However don't rule this out.

Great for gaming and films I would think, provided the software and content support ultrawide.

I may prefer to spend a bit more to get the curvy cousin. Heat added nevertheless.
Edited by: "hand1999" 12th Aug 2016

I keep findin' a 27 inch monitor with 4k res+min 4ms rsp.time +ips panel+hdmi 2.0 for less than £280... wish to live in USA.

Which make and model are you referring to?

srdrSEA

I keep findin' a 27 inch monitor with 4k res+min 4ms rsp.time +ips … I keep findin' a 27 inch monitor with 4k res+min 4ms rsp.time +ips panel+hdmi 2.0 for less than £280... wish to live in USA.


hand1999

Great for gaming and films I would think, provided the software and … Great for gaming and films I would think, provided the software and content support ultrawide.I may prefer to spend a bit more to get the curvy cousin. Heat added nevertheless.



Yes. If there is one minor niggle is that a curve would be beneficial on a screen this wide. Which is ironic considering I think curved TVs in general are a silly gimmick, not so here.

Original Poster

Thanks for all your comments, I now understand the choice between wide-standard-curved or double screen, is always depends personally. So my choice will stay standard single screen as we also have another pc and mac's in the shop. But for r the resolution or color setup, I know what I put here is really basic screen , and I know if I want to have proper graphic designer screen, I need to spend thousands even for a 24", and because of that £2000-3000 Mac with 5k retina screen makes more sense. Thanks for the imac advice. I am a pc guy, and the rip softwares only works properly in my pc, so gotta have an imac to check the colors, and have a cheap screen for the pc to print them.
Edited by: "shopar_artiz" 13th Aug 2016
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