matchmycolor has created a new color plugin system for Adobe Illustrator design software, which will be demonstrated at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, March 19-21, and at INFOFLEX 2013 in San Diego, April 29-30. Colibri Color Plugin, which has been developed for use together with GMG OpenColor, extends the scope of Colibri software to cover the design stage of color management. Suitable for both creative and prepress designers, it enables them to access and choose real colors for their designs, facilitating color management and production and enhancing global consistency. Designers can work off-line, but need to connect to the Colibri central database to ascertain color data approval status.
The new partnership between matchmycolor and GMG allows faster specification of real color throughout the global color supply chain in a wide range of industries. “GMG color management strategy and philosophy are exactly in line with our approach,” explained Dr. Michael Jakobi, managing partner at matchmycolor, who leads the global development of Colibri software and develops technologically advanced IT solutions for the color supply chain.
“The unique, spectral-based color model provides better color simulations than any other proofing solution available,” said Victor Asseiceiro, director, Business Unit Packaging at GMG.
GMG OpenColor directly accesses the Colibri® central, single-source database, allowing seamless transfer of color standards, catalogs and substrates as well as precise, predictable spot color simulation. Even overprinting behavior and color interplay can be checked. These features enable the creation of high-quality, multicolor profiles simulating the printing behavior of diverse print technologies and media types – if necessary, without the use of “proprietary chart-based” press fingerprinting.
Colibri color management software has been developed for brand owners, designers, prepress and converters. Suitable for cloud-managed and on-premise hosting, it enables designs and artworks to be uploaded in different formats and marked up for color monitoring. Colibri determines color feasibility using selected industry colorant sets and monitors color with its built-in quality control system. It defines and manages brands, color standards (master and dependent), catalogs and substrates, including historization.
matchmycolor Colibri and GMG OpenColor allow accurate management and communication of real color along the entire color supply chain – from design and specification of color, through production, to certification and supply of colored products – no matter what the application or industry.