GMG brings unprecedented quality standards to wide-format printing market with HP

Tuebingen, (PresseBox) - GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with HP to jointly promote and market the GMG color management solutions in combination with HP Scitex wide-format printers. In addition, GMG has been awarded the HP Graphics Solutions Partner Gold level for 2011.

GMG wide-format printing applications offer outstanding color management. Solutions include GMG ColorServer for fully automated color space transformations and GMG SmartProfiler for calibrating and profiling digital and wide-format printers.

Tailored to the specific needs of HP Scitex customers, GMG will offer a dedicated GMG ColorServer Suite for HP Scitex printers as a customized software bundle including GMG ColorServer/SmartProfiler and a set of preconfigured hot folders and ready-to-use color profiles. The GMG hot folder technology guarantees every user the best possible production reliability and color accuracy, helping avoid errors right from the start. Thus, no expert knowledge is needed for the setup of color-managed workflows, regardless of the number of wide-format printers in use. The GMG color management solution equally benefits companies that have several similar or identical printers installed, achieving identical quality of the printed output on every device.

The GMG solution for HP Scitex printers will be shown in HP Scitex demo centers worldwide, giving more users access to GMG color management technology and enabling them to achieve the highest repeatability of consistent color results on every printing system and nearly any substrate.

"We are very pleased that HP, as the major industry player in the digital and wide-format printing business, considers our color management technology as the solution of choice," says Paul Willems, CEO of GMG GmbH & Co. KG. "This clearly accentuates the outstanding print quality and degree of innovation GMG is offering the wide-format printing segments with its easy-to-use software tools. We are convinced that our common customers will greatly benefit from color-managed workflows, helping them to meet their customers' expectations for high color accuracy and colors that obtain a visual match with offset printing which very often is taken as the reference standard to measure the print quality."

According to Yariv Avisar, vice president and general manager, Scitex Large-format Printing Division, HP, "Color management is becoming an increasingly important part of the wide-format printing workflow as customers look to create a competitive advantage and meet end users' needs for consistent, high-quality output. After in-depth testing, HP concluded that the GMG ColorServer software is an ideal solution to meet these needs for our customers."

The GMG solution for HP Scitex printers is expected to be available in mid-March.

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. 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.

© 2011 GMG GmbH & Co. KG. The GMG product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or service marks of GMG GmbH & Co. KG and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Other company, brand, product and service names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Data is subject to change without notice.

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