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GMG Reports 30% Jump in Global Sales for 2010

GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, has announced that the company had succeeded in achieving a substantial increase in sales of 30% in 2010, compared to the previous year.

The highest growth was recorded in Germany/Austria/Switzerland, the largest single region for GMG, and in Oceania. Software sales likewise rose in France and Northeast Asia, as well as in the Iberia region. The good development at the company's three subsidiaries -- GMG Americas, GMG Japan, and GMG UK -- was above average.

The formation of three Business Units within the company -- Proofing, Press Room, and Digital -- likewise made progress in 2010. The focus in the "Proofing" sector was on the company's packaging solutions. The strategic partnerships with printer manufacturers Mimaki and Roland were further expanded in this context. Attention in the "Press Room" sector continued to concentrate on solutions for standardizing printing processes. The partnership with HP took concrete shape in the "Digital" sector. For the first time, GMG now offers a customer-specific software bundle, tailored specifically to the requirements of HP Scitex users. The GMG ColorServer Suite for HP Scitex printers includes GMG ColorServer, GMG SmartProfiler, preconfigured hotfolders, and color profiles for instant use.

"We're highly satisfied with the sales trend in 2010, and have an optimistic view of the future as we look ahead in 2011," says Paul Willems, Managing Director of GMG GmbH & Co. KG. "Our targeted approach regarding growth and development has made GMG the leading color management developer, supplier and partner in the graphic arts industry. Thanks to the constant expansion of our software portfolio, and our partnerships with leading suppliers in the industry, we can offer consistent, high-quality color management and color control for a wide range of users," says Willems. "Although the economic situation remains difficult, there are still plenty of opportunities - as impressively demonstrated by our extremely successful presence at IPEX 2010. GMG will continue to invest in partnerships in the future, expanding its global presence and offering top-class color management tools for specific printing tasks. We're certain that the forthcoming drupa 2012 will be another important milestone for GMG on the way to consolidating its leading role in the highly complex and quality-oriented field of color management."

About GMG

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. 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.

For more information see www.gmgcolor.com, www.facebook.com/gmgcolor.en, http://twitter.com/gmgcolor

GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, today announced that the company had succeeded in achieving a substantial increase in sales of 30% in 2010, compared to the previous year.

The highest growth was recorded in Germany/Austria/Switzerland, the largest single region for GMG, and in Oceania. Software sales likewise rose in France and Northeast Asia, as well as in the Iberia region. The good development at the company's three subsidiaries - GMG Americas, GMG Japan, and GMG UK - was above average.

The formation of three Business Units within the company - Proofing, Press Room, and Digital - likewise made progress in 2010. The focus in the "Proofing" sector was on the company's packaging solutions. The strategic partnerships with printer manufacturers Mimaki and Roland were further expanded in this context. Attention in the "Press Room" sector continued to concentrate on solutions for standardizing printing processes. The partnership with HP took concrete shape in the "Digital" sector. For the first time, GMG now offers a customer-specific software bundle, tailored specifically to the requirements of HP Scitex users. The GMG ColorServer Suite for HP Scitex printers includes GMG ColorServer, GMG SmartProfiler, preconfigured hotfolders, and color profiles for instant use.

"We're highly satisfied with the sales trend in 2010, and have an optimistic view of the future as we look ahead in 2011," says Paul Willems, Managing Director of GMG GmbH & Co. KG. "Our targeted approach regarding growth and development has made GMG the leading color management developer, supplier and partner in the graphic arts industry. Thanks to the constant expansion of our software portfolio, and our partnerships with leading suppliers in the industry, we can offer consistent, high-quality color management and color control for a wide range of users," says Willems. "Although the economic situation remains difficult, there are still plenty of opportunities - as impressively demonstrated by our extremely successful presence at IPEX 2010. GMG will continue to invest in partnerships in the future, expanding its global presence and offering top-class color management tools for specific printing tasks. We're certain that the forthcoming drupa 2012 will be another important milestone for GMG on the way to consolidating its leading role in the highly complex and quality-oriented field of color management."

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About GMG: 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. 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.

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For more information see www.gmgcolor.com, www.facebook.com/gmgcolor.en, http://twitter.com/gmgcolor

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