GMG Americas has signed an agreement with Access Imaging, headquartered in Toronto, to become a dealer of GMG products throughout Canada. The company's efforts will be focused on large format companies, offering ProductionSuite, GMG's complete production solution for wide-format printing.
Access Imaging, headquartered in Toronto, with representatives in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, is a leading supplier of equipment, supplies, and experience-based service in the large-format digital printing market. Large format digital printing specialists since 1993, Access Imaging supplies everything including desktop computers (by their IT division), colour management systems and spectrophotometers, and exceptional industrial digital presses and finishing equipment through partnerships with top manufacturers. Access Imaging is a leading supplier in Canada of commercial and industrial inkjet printing equipment, supplies and service for Hewlett Packard, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of large-format digital colour printing systems. The company’s factory-trained specialists make recommendations on the equipment and supplies that allow its customers to produce the highest quality, most cost-effective output possible. It differentiates itself through application know-how. Its specialists work on maximizing the performance of equipment to increase profitability, with expertise in all print issues from colour management to file management to choosing the right media.
GMG ProductionSuite supports over 800 output devices. The modular system offers an entire range of functions. The GMG ProductionSuite Editor preflights files and makes “last minute” corrections, changing graphics or text. The Tiling Tool prepares tiled images precisely for later assembly. A few mouse clicks can define and position pockets, hems, grommets and pole pockets. The GMG ProductionSuite RIP runs in the background, controlling multiple printers or cutters. Print jobs requiring full computing power can be prepared while others have already been sent to the RIP. ProductionSuite offers consistent and accurate colour rendering even with different machines, materials and printing modes, thanks to GMG’s unique calibration technology. Based on colour profiles and printer calibrations, the SmartProfiler module can identically align several printers. With GMG technology previously reserved for high-end proofing, spot colours are converted precisely to the printer’s colour gamut. The GMG EcoSave function can reduce ink consumption by up to 20% while maintaining high output quality. With its additional functions, such as Industrial Cutting, True Shape Nesting, Screen and Variable Data Printing, GMG ProductionSuite fulfills some of the more unique sign and display requirements.
“We are looking forward to representing GMG solutions throughout Canada,” notes John Visentin, President, Access Imaging. “In recent years, colour management has become a much more significant issue facing large format print facilities — particularly those with more than one printing device. ProductionSuite is the first completely integrated workflow solution for wide format printing, containing everything including preflighting, file prep, RIPping, and cutting, along with world class GMG colour management tools. It will be very well received by our customers.
“We’re very fortunate to have Access Imaging as a GMG dealer in Canada,” remarks Joseph Varone, GMG Americas Vice President of Sales. “They have nearly two decades of large format experience in Canada. Not only do they understand the needs of the market — they also have an exceptional service team that will get the most out of ProductionSuite. We look forward to a long, rewarding partnership with them.”