The printing industry has altered drastically as a result of digitalization. Customers and printed product producers know that increased profits are only possible through fewer errors and less wastage.
GMG helps to improve productivity in the graphic arts sector, with its innovative range of color management products for digital and conventional printing. With surprises eliminated and productivity increased, everybody involved in the process will benefit.
GMG ColorProof represents uncompromising color fidelity. It is also compliant with globally accepted printing standards (such as ISO Offset, PSO, GRACoL and SWOP), and its reliability and remarkable performance make it the indispensable tool among leading color management experts.
GMG ColorProof comes pre-loaded with color profiles of all common standards, so you can get started right away. Select the printer, calibrate it, and you are ready to print the first proof in just a few seconds.
To guarantee quality control, a proof label and control strip is recommended with any proof. This way, information about its color accuracy is always available. This can be fully automated for printers with an integrated measuring device: important for everyday consistent reproduction and vital for legally-binding contract proofs.
It is the perfect integration of proof printing with our exclusive portfolio of GMG proofing media that makes GMG ColorProof a superior system. We ensure incredibly accurate simulations of what will actually be printed.
GMG’s patented OpenColor technology is unique. It enables accurate proof simulation of the overprinting effects of spot colors using special multichannel profiles.
The spectral data calculation includes printing technologies, media types and printing order and its results are so reliable that profile iterations are no longer necessary.
GMG OpenColor 2.1 now offers a measurement capability for custom patches. Whereas previously customers would require a specific test chart to create a color profile, GMG OpenColor 2.1 enables the measurement of full-tone patches from a print control strip, or even solid patches and tint patches on the running printed sheet and to create a profile from the captured spectral data, something no other profiling tool can achieve.
Do you need to change the color sequence in an order? Has the density changed, or the substrate? GMG OpenColor immediately calculates a new profile. Instead of printing on the machine again and again, the result of changed conditions can now be predicted accurately and with minimal expenditure.
Apart from checking the color accuracy, GMG OpenColor also makes sure moiré, incorrect trapping settings and other defects will not become the showstopper of the upcoming production run. Easily create halftone profiles for the colors you need, be it CMYK or spot colors, and print high-end halftone proofs in GMG DotProof and FlexoProof that predict the press result with dot-for-dot precision, including the screen rulings, angles, dot shape and dot gain.
calculating proof and separation profiles from the same data, GMG OpenColor delivers reliable and consistent color quality. For example, when adapting FOGRA39 data to your specific printing condition and substrate. The resulting quality and precision is astonishing, even for experienced experts, describing GMG OpenColor as “the most incredible tool of the last 20 years”.
The separation profiles created in OpenColor can be applied in GMG ColorServer, our color conversion solution, so that neutral gray areas, harmonious gradients, and in fact all of the benefits of the MX DeviceLink technology can easily be exploited for any printing process, color combination, and substrate. GMG ColorPlugin, the ingenious plugin for Adobe Photoshop, provides another means of leveraging GMG OpenColor separation profiles, e.g. by replacing CMYK channels with spot color channels via a direct connection to GMG OpenColor.
GMG ColorPlugin allows enormous time savings in the pre-press stage. The powerful tool delivers precise conversions, efficient ink reductions and flexible separations – now also in Multicolor color spaces. All with class-leading quality and with a color-accurate preview of the result.
With the ChannelExtender variant separations from RGB into multicolor spaces can be created with up to seven colors – based on separation profiles from GMG OpenColor.
Image data can be adapted to the multicolor printing process in use. The final result can be directly simulated on each processing level by a preview.
The ColorBoost Feature allows more saturated and more vivid images.
In MinDot Preview problem areas for flexography printing can be localized in the highlights. MinDot Adjust optimizes the print data on the basis of the tonal-threshold values of the print process used.
In addition, the function can now also be used for spot colors and hidden or locked layers.
With ChannelChanger and ChannelRemover individual channels can be exchanged or removed entirely or selectively. The automatic compensation by remaining channels ensures color consistency when doing so. In this way both complete images and individual selections or layers can be adapted to target color spaces and print processes.
ColorConversion uses GMG’s superior MX technology for color-accurate conversion between a range of color spaces. In the pro version, self-created profiles can also be included alongside standard color spaces.
GMG OpenColor Preview offers a color accurate preview of the final results.
Apply the benefits of GMG supplied MX profiles directly to images within Photoshop.
Individual standards based on own profiles from GMG ProfileEditor, GMG OpenColor and ink optimization possible.
ChannelExtender, ChannelChanger, ChannelRemover, MinDot Preview, MinDot Adjust.
Whether you’re a print shop or prepress company, GMG ColorServer is the go-to solution to make image data instantly press-ready: RGB, CMYK and mixed image data can be automatically converted into one output color space – be it industry or in-house standards.
GMG ColorServer yields consistent print results across all printing processes and substrates. Its hotfolder-based automation speeds your process up, making manual conversion of multiple files obsolete.
GMG ColorServer is based on GMG MX technology, providing reproducible results in high-end quality. CMYK-to-CMYK conversions are performed whilst preserving the black channel’s integrity. This way print data can optimally be transferred from one printing standard to another.
Thanks to GMG ColorServer’s CMYK re-separation, data can be standardized in terms of color composition, and the RGB-to-CMYK conversion achieves smoother separations than an ICC workflow could do. Spot colors can accurately be converted to process colors, using the maximum gamut of the CMYK color space.
The Paper Adaptation Tool guarantees close visual matches to printing conditions or standards adapting the color output space to the production paper.
In addition, GMG ColorServer allows the use of 4-color separation profiles that have been generated in GMG OpenColor.
Color consistency using industry or in-house standards
Dynamic hotfolders and a template-based concept
Job Manager with powerful track and search functionality
Load balancing for high performance and fail-safe processing,
plus various ways for a seamless integration in your preferred third-party workflow
The optional GMG SmartProfiler extends GMG ColorServer 5.0 with profiling functionality. Thanks to the step-by-step structure, any user can calibrate, recalibrate and profile digital and large format printing systems without expertise in color management.
Contrary to largely standardized offset printing, the variety of substrates in Flexo print alone is a challenge for most proofing systems. Add in a large number of spot colors and most proofing solutions become ineffective. GMG FlexoProof, however, has for a long time been comfortable working in these unique circumstances.
For instance, GMG FlexoProof lets users create individual substrate structures such as paper fibers, embossed structures or corrugated board for proof output. Even unfavorable conditions such as printing on inferior quality paper can be simulated with the help of a signal noise.
GMG FlexoProof has HKS and the Pantone®-Library pre-loaded as standards. All available spot colors are stored in a central color database and can be added to by user at any time. All spot colors can be entered and measured automatically in any gradation, and GMG FlexoProof controls up to 64 separations in one image.
Overprinting spot colors are calculated using a special algorithm and printed accurately by taking the substrate into account. In this way, even Duplex effects or color models like Hexachrome® can be reliably calculated and simulated.
Color opacity and sequencing can also be user-defined. White under-printing – indispensable in the packaging market – can also be defined as a separate color.
With the optional XG module, you can also take advantage of the latest multicolor printer series from Epson Stylus Pro x900 and HP Designjet Z3200. These printers have an extended color space, allowing substantially more spot colors to be accurately simulated in a halftone proof. Previously, this was only possible with very expensive and slow thermal halftone proofing systems.
If they are caused by unfavorable screen angles or incorrect trapping and overprinting settings, many unsightly printing results can only be detected and avoided in time with a halftone proof.
That halftone proof must be created with the original 1-bit imagesetter data. GMG DotProof predicts exactly what will happen during plate exposure and what will happen on the printing press. At the same time, screen angles, screen ruling and dot shape are fully preserved. GMG DotProof delivers absolute color accuracy with full data integrity.
GMG DotProof is also indispensable in printing processes using coarse screening, due to the real visual impression being significantly influenced by the screen ruling. Without color-accurate halftone proofing, a reliable prediction of the printing results is impossible.
A far greater number of spot colors can be simulated with brilliant quality in a halftone proof. The GMG DotProof XG (Extended Gamut) module lets users take full advantage of the expanded color gamut of the Epson Stylus Pro x900 and HP Designjet Z3200 printers.
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