Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300s/6300s printers now supported by GMG color management

Tübingen, (PresseBox) - GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, today announced that the brand-new Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300s and iPF6300s inkjet printers based on the LUCIA EX 8-color ink system are now fully supported by GMG ColorProof, GMG FlexoProof and GMG DotProof contone and halftone proofing software.

The solution is the result of a strong technological collaboration between GMG and Canon and is especially suitable for the photographic, print for pay and production markets, covering, for example, the short-run production of posters or point-of-sale material. The new Canon printers have been optimized for the range of GMG inkjet proof media to ensure perfect color accuracy and highest production reliability. Therefore, it also delivers excellent contract proofing results.

The groundbreaking color management technology implemented in the GMG printer driver provides the best possible repeatability and color match achievable using a digital proofing system. For high-end halftone proofing applications, GMG DotProof and GMG FlexoProof produce genuine, absolutely color-accurate, halftone proofs by directly processing the original imagesetter data.

The new generation of Canon iPF8300S/iPF6300S printers adopts the LUCIA EX ink system, providing a 20% wider color gamut compared with the previous models iPF8000s/6000s and offering exceptional color stability. Furthermore, the printers feature a significantly enhanced production speed, whilst maintaining a very high print quality, allowing the creation of high-end contract proofs in combination with the GMG proofing software. Companies who require a very high proofing speed, for catalogue production for example, will extremely benefit from the GMG/Canon proofing system now available.

The GMG printer driver for the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF 6300s/8300s printers is available immediately.

GMG GmbH & Co. KG

GMG is a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, founded in 1984 and located in Tuebingen, Germany. With more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, the GMG brand is synonymous with a guarantee for high-quality solutions for everything to do with color. GMG's goal is to provide complete solutions for standardizing and simplifying the color management workflow in order to achieve consistent colors on all media types and with any printing technology. Today, more than 11,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe. These span a wide range of industries and application areas including advertising agencies, prepress houses, offset, flexo, packaging, digital, and large-format printers as well as international gravure printers. GMG is represented by branches and authorized dealers the world over.

About the GMG solutions: Based on the 4-D color-transformation engine, the proofing solution GMG ColorProof provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing devices to produce contract color proofs precisely matched to the printing process. GMG DotProof® enables users to generate contract quality halftone proofs, using the original bitmap data of the output RIP. GMG FlexoProof is specifically tailored to the needs of the packaging industry, simulating any kind of substrate structures and spot colors in the halftone proof. GMG ProofControl guarantees reliable and complete quality control of digital color proofs based on a defined standard. GMG ProofMedia is a range of proofing-specific substrates manufactured to strict tolerances specifically for color critical applications. www.proofr.com is an internet platform enabling online proofing services in GMG quality through a worldwide network of remote proofing locations. GMG ColorServer, with automatic hotfolder technology and based on the Adobe® PDF Library, provides fully automatic color conversions for all printing processes - CMYK-to-CMYK, RGB-to-CMYK and RGB-to-RGB. The GMG SmartProfiler wizard allows the profiling and calibration of different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and quickly. GMG InkOptimizer automatically reduces chromatic colors, thus providing cost savings by reducing unnecessary ink usage, along with better print stability on press. GMG FlowConnect enables the complete integration of the color management solutions GMG ColorServer and GMG InkOptimizer into current workflow systems. GMG PrintControl is an easy-to-use solution for standardizing printing presses and effective process control in the pressroom.

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