Creation of individual color profiles andprinter calibrations with GMG SmartProfiler
GMG presents GMG SmartProfiler as an innovative software solution with integrated expert knowledge to calibrate, recalibrate and profile a wide variety of output devices
GMG SmartProfiler is a wizard which allows customers to calibrate and profile different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and without profound knowledge of color management. The software is aimed at users who want to create their own profiles and/or calibrate output devices, or who work according to in-house standards, including flexo and packaging print houses who often face these challenges. All the necessary functions are available in GMG SmartProfiler, which will be available as an additional option in combination with GMG ColorServer 4.6 within the next 60 days.
Users, especially in the digital and large-format printing sectors, increasingly expect high color accuracy, repeatability and colors that match those of print media produced by classic printing processes, such as offset or gravure printing. Many digital printing and large format systems operate in hybrid environments, e.g. with digital and offset presses. There is a clear demand that the end product must look identical in all printing processes. Needless to say, the same also applies to companies where several output devices of an identical or similar type are installed.
With centrally controlled color management, companies can greatly increase productivity, production reliability and in particular the color quality of their products. Due to the identical quality of the printed output, flexibility in hybrid production environments is enhanced, because the output system to be used for printing can be selected at the last minute.
The creation of individual profiles and printer calibrations is now extensively assisted by a wizard. The software offers predefined settings for a wide variety of applications. Sources of error are minimized, since the user is guided step-by-step through the core applications of GMG SmartProfiler:
- Profile creation,
- Creation of new calibrations and linearizations.
The high degree of automation in GMG's color management will help to cut costs, while increasing productivity and achieving consistent colors.
"In recent years, GMG has earned itself a first-class reputation with its trendsetting color management solutions for the graphic arts industry, especially for the traditional proofing business." says Paul Willems, CEO of GMG GmbH & Co. KG. "However, digital and large format printing, as well as flexo and packaging, are growing market segments which will benefit extremely from GMG's outstanding color management expertise. The potential uses for GMG SmartProfiler together with GMG ColorServer 4.6 are as manifold as are digital and large format printing applications, for example. Therefore, there is no doubt that our new solution will set important quality standards in these environments."
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GMG GmbH & Co. KG
The software company founded in 1984 and located in Tuebingen, near Stuttgart, Germany, has a worldwide distribution network with local presence in France, Spain, Benelux, Nordic, the UK, Asia and the Americas. GMG has specialized in high-end color management for the entire graphic arts industry. Today, more than 9,000 systems have been sold across the industry spectrum from ad agencies, prepress houses and offset printers to newspapers, flexo converters and international gravure printing plants. In fact, the GMG ColorProof system has become the de-facto standard of Europe's extensive gravure printing industry.
About the GMG family of products: GMG ColorProof, a color management software system, provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing engines to produce digital contract color proofs, precisely matched to the printing press. GMG DotProof® enables users to generate contract quality halftone proofs, using the original bitmap data of the output RIP. Specifically tailored to the needs of the packaging industry is GMG FlexoProof, which supports specific flexo file formats and includes a complete Pantone® spot color library, along with other functions. GMG ColorServer is a tool for automatic color conversions - CMYK-to-CMYK, RGB-to-CMYK and RGB-to-RGB - for more efficient workflows. GMG InkOptimizer automatically reduces chromatic colors, thus providing cost savings by reducing unnecessary ink usage, along with better print stability on press. GMG ProofControl is the ideal solution for instant, color-accurate verification of proofs. GMG PrintControl is one single software for standardizing the press from start to finish. GMG RapidCheck is a verification tool to control the printing process at a click of the mouse. GMG Media is a range of proofing-specific papers and films for the most popular inkjet printers. They are manufactured to high tolerances for color critical applications, available in a range of sizes.