There are a few new GMG OpenColor features being launched at PRINT 13. The most important is the ability to import a number of measurements, but allow OpenColor to average the data. This is helpful, for example, when someone wishes to import data from sheets during different times of a press run, averaging differences that could occur over time. Users can also adjust dot gain of measurements in order to compensate faulty print conditions. The inefficient alternative would be to re-plate and rerun new sheets. A huge advantage for prepress companies in flexo is also the ability to define a target dot gain for a spot color or for a complete characterization data set to normalize the proof condition. Finally, operators can easily correct the substrate white point and add dot gain correction to the profile without recalculating the profile itself. This is helpful, for example, to match visually substrate simulation if a ‘by the numbers’ match is not good is enough.
North American premiere of GMG software
Meanwhile, a number of GMG products that have undergone significant upgrades over the past few months will be demonstrated for the first time at PRINT 13. They include:
• GMG CoZone: a modular production environment based in the cloud, is an indispensable control center for every online production workflow. CoZone integrates the cloud and project collaboration with high-quality color management toolsets. The new CoZone Collaborate module allows project participants to manage, review, proof and approve graphic arts content and by the end of 2013—multimedia content. While CoZone Collaborate features a powerful soft-proofing engine, future CoZone modules will allow seamless connection to GMG-calibrated hard-copy output devices, delivering an end-to-end color-accurate workflow.
• GMG ColorProof 5.5: A major update of the popular proofing software, users will not only find much quicker startup and job creating times, but some really helpful user interface improvements – particularly within the new Manual Job Manager. Customers working with packaging will benefit from the enhanced handling of white ink and transparent areas when proofing on foil, along with enhanced integration with GMG OpenColor. GMG DotProof users will find a much sharper dot. While GMG ColorProof often works unattended, there are times when attention is needed – for example, to load paper, calibrate a printer, or fix a job error. GMG ColorProof now alerts the administrator when attention is needed.
• ColorServer 4.8: An updated version of the popular color management software, GMG ColorServer 4.8 provides superior, easy-to-use color management, delivering consistent and repeatable color results to all output processes—print as well as online digital displays. The new Paper Adaptation Tool helps print houses overcome the problems of a mismatch between the paper tint of the proof according to ISOcoatedV2, GRACoL, or any other standard, and the white point of the actual paper they will print.
• ColorMaster 2.0: Displayed for the first time in North America, ColorMaster 2.0 helps provide a color-accurate late-binding RGB-workflow, meaning that images are not converted from their RGB space until as late as possible. GMG ColorMaster 2.0 supplies predefined settings and optimized profiles for most popular target color spaces. It also offers a color space that covers all common printing gamuts. It is ideal for those who create data from a wide variety of media and printing processes, or who oversee global print production in different countries with diverse print standards.
“Our product development team has done a terrific job in the past year, redefining color management for any print segment—commercial, packaging, wide format, digital, and even online. And, we are elated that third-party judges agree,” remarks Joe Varone, GMG Americas VP, Sales. “We can’t imagine any attendee to PRINT 13 who would not benefit from a visit to GMG’s booth. We hope to be able to advise many about how to achieve accurate, repeatable color, no matter the workflow, or output. We look forward to a busy PRINT 13."