GMG presents GMG PrintControl and RapidCheck 2.0

Effective control of printing processes and compliance with international standards is made easier than ever

(PresseBox) ( Tübingen, )
GMG, supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, announces the availability of GMG PrintControl and GMG RapidCheck 2.0 within the next 30 days. The new version 2.0 is being demonstrated at Print 09 in Chicago from September 11-16. It makes standardization easier than ever for almost any print house, and additionally targets press manufacturers, producers of inks, paper, plates and blankets, as well as advertising agencies and print buyers.

Standardization and process control automatically lead to increased production reliability and productivity. With GMG PrintControl and RapidCheck 2.0, GMG now offers an even more user-friendly solution for easily and inexpensively controlling printing processes, the operating concept being completely revised.


In both programs, a wizard guides the user through the entire standardization and control process. As a result, nothing can be forgotten and there is substantially less probability of errors. This boosts productivity and production reliability. The user can handle everything himself and has no need to call on the services of experts to standardize the printing process.


The software includes basic knowledge in a "Knowledge Base" that, for example, describes the different standards and calibration methods supported, and contains notes for printers, telling them what they need to pay attention to in order to be able to produce in accordance with a defined standard, etc. Furthermore, explanations and correction notes for assessing and improving printing results are included.


In addition to ISO standards 12647-2 and -3, both GMG PrintControl and GMG RapidCheck 2.0 support the NPDC (= Near Neutral Print Density Curve) calibration method on the basis of neutral gray. This is of great importance for the American and Asian markets.


The report in GMG PrintControl and GMG RapidCheck 2.0 has been revised. It now complies with the ISO guidelines, i.e. it contains all the information needed for ISO certification, which is particularly important for users who are aiming for PSO certification. It additionally serves as proof of production in accordance with the defined standard, as the printing conditions can be traced and re-checked at any time.


A new feature is a database for determining trends, averages and comparisons. Print jobs measured in GMG RapidCheck 2.0 are stored in the database and can be used for analyses. This is a useful function for printers, for example, since it quickly enables them to ensure that the print products delivered are always of the same, high quality. They can use GMG RapidCheck to document that production complied with the requirements.

Anyone interested in getting an impression of the new software can download a demo version of GMG PrintControl/RapidCheck from GMG's website at

"The significance of standardized printing processes in the graphic arts industry has grown substantially in recent years. We are convinced that more effective and sustainable process control, based on international or user-defined in-house standards, will acquire even greater importance in the future. Tools like GMG PrintControl and GMG RapidCheck are needed that offer the businesses involved the possibility of producing the required quality and at the same time achieving high profitability in order to stay competitive," says Paul Willems, CEO of GMG GmbH & Co. KG.

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.

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