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Color management (GMG)

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GMG offers the following proofing solutions:

  • GMG ColorProof: The standard software solution for advertising agencies, photographers, print buyers, publishing houses, prepress businesses and printers in the fields of illustration, advertising and commercial printing. Suitable for the production of contract proofs, remote proofing and applications in photography and art printing.
  • GMG DotProof: The halftone proofing solution for agencies, print buyers, prepress businesses and printers in the advertising, publishing and newspaper sectors.
  • GMG FlexoProof: The proofing standard for prepress businesses and printers in the packaging and label sector.

A perfect supplement to the GMG proofing solutions is:

  • GMG ProofControl: The quality control software for proofs. Suitable for remote proofing users, print buyers, prepress businesses, printers and anyone who wants to create a common and reliable basis for communicating color with proofs.


GMG ColorProof


 

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Easy and reliable proofing with the complete solution for the toughest quality demands!

In recent years, the multiple award winning proofing software GMG ColorProof established itself in many countries as the most professional software solution for producing digital, absolute color-accurate contract proofs. GMG ColorProof contains all the components needed for high-end proofing applications, including calibrations and color profiles. The printing result is accurately simulated on the basis of GMG's DeviceLink technology.

All functionalities of GMG ColorProof are correspondingly implemented in GMG DotProof and GMG FlexoProof.

Note: Although GMG ColorProof works with any media, it consistently produces the highest quality results when used with proofing-specific GMG media, manufactured to high tolerances specifically for color critical applications.

Key functions and benefits at a glance
  • The GMG ProofStandard and CalibrationSet Technology avoids the output of faulty proofing jobs on printers or papers that are incapable of reproducing specific printing standards.
  • The GMG ProofControl Inline module enables fully automated proof verification on proof printers with an integrated measuring device.
  • The latest Adobe PDF Print Engine 2.5 Technology helps to achieve identical color output as any Adobe-based RIP.
  • A WebClient enables multiple users to simultaneously use the software on any PC or Mac within the corporate network.
  • GMG ColorProof supports all standard spot color systems and is compatible with standard ICC profiles that can be combined with GMG profiles.
  • Accurate Remote Proofing via FTP connection.
  • With a correctly calibrated and profiled monitor, GMG ColorProof can provide viewing of jobs as soft proof.
  • Load Balancing, i.e. automatic splitting of proof jobs over free printers, maximizes productivity due to optimum capacity utilization.
  • Filter rules enable automated production allowing various workflows with different processing steps to be assigned to one hotfolder - GMG ColorProof automatically handles the correct further processing.
  • Various nesting-functions lead to a significantly higher degree of automation and reduce materials consumption. 

GMG DotProof


 

The digital halftone proof - more than a contract proof

Unlike many competitor products, GMG DotProof produces a genuine, color-accurate halftone proof in GMG's well-known contract proof quality.

Why a halftone proof?

In platesetting, parameters like screen, overprinting and trapping settings, as well as correction curves, have a decisive influence on the subsequent printed result. Should problems occur at this point, such as an unfavorable screen angle, incorrect trapping or overprinting settings, and also interpretation errors, this can only be detected at an early stage by means of a halftone proof created with the original imagesetter data. A halftone proof is also indispensable for printing processes using coarse screening, since this has a major influence on the visual impression.

GMG DotProof allows direct processing of 1-bit imagesetter data, so that they can be inexpensively proofed on inkjet printers, and errors detected before platesetting or the start of a press run.

The GMG DotProof XG (Extended Gamut) module is an additional option which enables users to make the most of the expanded color gamut of Epson Stylus Pro x900 and HP Designjet Z3200 printers. Far more spot colors can be simulated in a halftone proof (GMG DotProof XG option).

Your benefits
  • increased production reliability
  • higher productivity
  • true ROOM concept (Rip Once, Output Many)
  • cutting costs, e.g. no imperfect prints, less paper waste
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GMG FlexoProof


 

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The proofing standard for the flexo and packaging markets

The product portfolio in flexo and packaging printing is characterized by far greater substrate and spot color diversity. Consequently, the demands on a digital proofing system are also higher in the packaging sector. GMG sets quality standards in this field with its GMG FlexoProof software, which is specifically geared to the needs of the flexo and packaging markets and creates color-accurate halftone proofs. The proof simulates any kind of substrate structures and spot colors.

Why a halftone proof?

In platesetting, parameters like screen, overprinting and trapping settings, as well as correction curves, have a decisive influence on the subsequent printed result. Should problems occur at this point, such as an unfavorable screen angle, incorrect trapping or overprinting settings, and also interpretation errors, this can only be detected at an early stage by means of a halftone proof created with the original imagesetter data.

GMG FlexoProof allows direct processing of 1-bit imagesetter data, so that they can be inexpensively proofed on inkjet printers, and errors detected before platesetting or the start of a press run.

The GMG FlexoProof XG (Extended Gamut) module is an additional option which enables users to make the most of the expanded color gamut of Epson Stylus Pro x900 and HP Designjet Z3200 printers. Far more spot colors can be simulated in a halftone proof.

Your benefits
  • optimal simulation of substrates
  • exact simulation of spot colors
  • increased production reliability
  • higher productivity
  • cutting costs, e.g. no imperfect prints, less paper waste

GMG ProofControl


 

Verify your proofs within seconds

GMG ProofControl guarantees reliable and complete quality control of digital color proofs based on a defined standard. This is the only way to ensure that the proof simulates the subsequent printing process as accurately as possible. Marginal anomalies and errors occurring on the proof printer can be detected early on.

The proof is verified on the basis of incorporated target values from international industry standards, such as ISO Offset, ISO Newspaper, PSR Gravure (ECI), SWOP, GRACoL and 3DAP. There is also the option of customizing quality criteria.

GMG ProofControl Inline is an additional module, allowing fully automated proofing and fast, error-free verification of contone proofs on printers with an integrated measuring device.

GMG ProofControl supports the label printers Zebra TLP 2824, Zebra TLP 2824 Plus and Dymo Labelwriter 400/450.

Your benefits

Consistent quality assurance leads to

  • higher production reliability
  • avoidance of customer complaints
  • reliable and binding communication processes
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Efficient creation of packaging proofs and mock-ups

The product life cycle of consumer goods has become much shorter in recent years. Thus, new products are developed and brought to market at a correspondingly high rate. This results in a great pressure of time in the phase of packaging design. With GMG solutions for packaging proofing on transparent and opaque materials dramatic time savings and cost reduction by up to 90% can be achieved compared to analog proofing systems.

GMG software allows to produce consistent and accurate color results on virtually any substrate – with white ink and varnish support. This is important for the digital production of packaging mock-ups made of the original materials.

The GMG solutions enable all kinds of businesses engaged in flexible packaging, compound board packages or tin printing, to offer their customers corresponding services.  

GMG & Epson Stylus Pro WT7900


 

 

The new, groundbreaking GMG-Epson solution for packaging proofing

For the simulation of transparent packagings, GMG offers a solution which achieves dramatic time savings and reduces costs by up to 90%, compared to analog systems like Kodak Approval or DuPont Cromalin.

The combination of GMG proofing software and the new Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 white ink printer permits maximum color quality on transparent film or metal foil. The printer's extended gamut makes it possible to simulate 98% of the Pantone GOE spot colors.

The GMG proofing software guarantees particularly high color accuracy and repeatability when producing contone proofs (GMG ColorProof) and halftone proofs (GMG FlexoProof). In this way, the user benefits directly from the quality standards that GMG has set in the graphic arts industry with its groundbreaking color management solutions in the past few years.

Your benefits
  • Time and cost savings through fully automatic proof production
  • Realistic proofs on transparent material, including spot colors
  • Production reliability through color-accurate halftone proofs with excellent detail definition
  • Unique remote proofing technology
  • Highest flexibility through particularly simple profile creation

GMG&Mimaki


 

Digital proofing on original substrates and production of color-accurate packaging mock-ups

The unique solution of GMG and Mimaki for high value packaging applications enables for the first time digital proofing on original substrates. It combines the UV inkjet printers UJF-605, 607 and 3042 of Mimaki, the color management software GMG ColorServer for fully automatic color conversions and GMG SmartProfiler for calibrating and profiling printers. GMG ColorProof / DotProof / FlexoProof fully support the Mimaki UJF-706 inkjet printers.

The core applications of the GMG-Mimaki solution are:
  • color-accurate digital proofing on original substrates used for productionwith white ink and varnish support,
  • digital production of color-accurate packaging and label mock-ups/prototypes,
  • short runs/personalization – replacing time consuming and expensive prints on the production press.
Your benefits
  • consistent and exact color results on virtually any material
  • highest color quality and repeatability at a resolution of 1.200 dpi
  • the same finishing as for the final product can be applied

 

GMG & Roland


 

 

Mockup creation with GMG and the Roland VersaUV LEC 330, 540 and the VS Series

The GMG ColorProof / GMG FlexoProof software and the Roland inkjet printers LEC 330, 540 and the VS Series open agencies, repro houses, printers and brand owners in the packaging and label market totally new dimensions for package prototyping and small lot production of labels.

The Roland printers work with a wide range of materials and substrates using CMYK, white and varnish.

Your benefits
  • Inexpensive color-accurate contone and halftone mockups. Compared with traditional systems for the packaging and label market the GMG/Roland mockups can be produced at a fraction of the current costs.
  • GMG color management for optimum process- and spot color reproduction in flexographic, offset and gravure printing locally and at remote locations.
  • Repeatability printer can be kept in tight tolerances by GMG calibration.
  • Reproduction identical results at different locations.
  • Simulation of card board, paper structure, register shift and halftone dots
  • Best print quality based on GMG driver.
  • Printing special effects and simulate embossing with varnish.
  • Resistant high quality inks work with nearly any finishing process.

Pac.Spac


 

Common color standard for packaging gravure

What is PaC.Space?
PaC.Space is the first common color standard for packaging gravure and the result of the Pro Gravure working group of the European Rotogravure Association (ERA), the Janoschka Group, the largest cylinder house in Europe, and the German software supplier GMG.

Target of PaC.Space
The target of PaC.Space is to unify the process of the preparation of the prepress data for the print forme and to achieve time and cost savings.

Some good reasons for using PaC.Space
Often brand owners, and particularly their design or repro agencies, are not always familiar with the printing process, forme preparation or other prepress properties, such as printing inks, substrates, presses, color gamut etc. In many cases repro is done at a time when it is not yet defined where and how the specific job will be printed. The supplied prepress data has to be reworked to fit the final and individual requirements of the target process. The additional time needed, which can be avoided, increases the cost.

The packaging supply chain is characterized by a complex matrix of substrates, ink systems, finishing processes and also of supplied prepress data. Until now, there has been no gravure standard for packaging gravure printing. This gap will be closed now by PaC.Space.

The idea of PaC.Space is to provide a general packaging gravure color space to allow a defined interface from the supplied data to the process-specific and printer-specific requirements. PaC.Space covers CMYK process colors.

Often brand owners, and particularly their design or repro agencies, are not always familiar with the printing process, forme preparation or other prepress properties, such as printing inks, substrates, presses, color gamut etc. In many cases repro is done at a time when it is not yet defined where and how the specific job will be printed. The supplied prepress data has to be reworked to fit the final and individual requirements of the target process. The additional time needed, which can be avoided, increases the cost.

The packaging supply chain is characterized by a complex matrix of substrates, ink systems, finishing processes and also of supplied prepress data. Until now, there has been no gravure standard for packaging gravure printing. This gap will be closed now by PaC.Space.

The idea of PaC.Space is to provide a general packaging gravure colour space to allow a defined interface from the supplied data to the process-specific and printer-specific requirements. PaC.Space covers CMYK process colors.