GMG to present revolutionary spot-color technology at drupa 2012
Understanding the need among package printers, GMG has been very busy working on the new development of spot-color simulation. The new technology will see its worldwide release during drupa. On Stand B25 in Hall 4, GMG will be presenting its impressive breakthrough in the calculation of profiles for simulating the combined printing of spot and process colors. In conjunction with GMG FlexoProof, Dr. Hanno Hoffstadt, leader of the GMG research team promises "predictability that was previously thought unachievable. We know the packaging industry has been searching for technology like this. At the moment, we are working flat out on the products and expect detailed information to be available just in time for the exhibition," he explains.
Building on its reputation as a world leader in proofing, GMG will also be unveiling its intelligent response to various softproofing issues - another drupa highlight. The company has developed a completely new cloud-based tool and will be targeting organisations across the entire publishing supply chain, from advertising agencies, photographers and repro studios, to printers and publishers, through to the brand owners themselves. The new GMG collaboration solution has a highly flexible and clear interface with intelligent tools for central management and control of all correction and approval procedures. The collaboration tool is the first in a series of innovative cloud based solutions, providing user-friendly integration of GMG color management. The product portfolio will include online color conversions, allowing users to apply color correction without in-depth expert knowledge or time-consuming local software installations. Managing profiles for various printing standards has never been easier or clearer. Furthermore, since only hard proofs guarantee absolute color accuracy, users will be able to take advantage of the integrated remote proofing function, or even local output, to view 'contract color' results at any time, practically at the push of a button.
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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. 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. The GMG SmartProfiler wizard allows the profiling and calibration of different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and quickly. United in this one application, the GMG ProductionSuite offers the entire range of functions required today in a modern wide-format production environment: efficient job preparation, data preflight, color management, identical repetition, lower cost through reduced ink consumption, etc.