ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH

ColorGATE and Ready4print Announce Partnership

ColorGATE is the world's first vendor to offer CG Ready4Print, an online technology exclusively for the LFP sector developed by Ready4print.

"With our new, exclusive service, we provide service suppliers in digital large-format printing with CG Ready4Print to give them a particularly convenient, reliable and affordably priced solution for suitability checks, correction and preparation of PDF print data to meet the respective requirements – likely the most important prerequisite for consistent, automated production," said ColorGATE Managing Director Thomas Kirschner.

The demands made on quality in the recent past have increased considerably, but at the same time, the number of typical DTP sins have also risen drastically – from missing allowances for trim, hemming and eyelets to wrongly placed cutting marks and trim boxes. The different paths used for data transmission (mail, FTP, YouSendIt, etc.) also often lead to waste production, cost-intensive machine downtimes and other problems.

It's right here where the new ColorGATE CG Ready4Print service comes in: right at delivery, all the data is checked for suitability and conformity (Send & Check principle); a simple traffic-light symbol (red/yellow/green) provides the user with information at a glance on the condition of the data.

In addition, CG Ready4Print is able to correct virtually all known PDF mistakes – the print service provider gets his optimized PDF data immediately by drop box and can then move on to further processing (Repair & Prepare principle).

"The exclusive ColorGATE- CG Ready4Print service is not only considerably less expensive and easier to handle than many preflight/prefix solutions on the market, it is also convincing with its many functionalities relevant to large-format printing that other technologies are not able to offer," said Kirschner. "At the same time, the desire for the constant availability of job and data status has also been taken into account: with CG Ready4Print, the print service provider can not only access all the data via PC and laptop, this information is also available underway at any time via Smartphone or Tablet for maximum productivity and highest efficiency."

ColorGATE will launch the new CG Ready4Print-Service at the same time as the release of the next RIP software generation, Version 7. Interested buyers will then have an opportunity to test CG Ready4Print free of charge for a limited period of time.

"We are delighted to intensify the relationship with ColorGATE's excellent organization," said Toon de Munnik, Ready4print's CEO and founder. "We successfully utilize ColorGATE's Colour management software in our services for many years now. We are therefore convinced that together we can offer our common digital print clients substantial benefits in both efficiency and quality."