GMG Americas launches GRACoL in a Box at Graph Expo 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Press release from the issuing companyChicago, IL (September 9th, 2007) - GMG Americas, the US office of Germany-based GMG, supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, today launched GRACoL in a Box, the easiest way for printers to install and use a GRACoL and SWOP certified proofing system.
Last year at Graph Expo, GMG Americas announced that GMG ColorProof had become GRACoL and SWOP certified for use on the HP Z21000 and any Epson X800 model digital inkjet printer. Now, with GRACoL in a Box, any user can install the system and produce proofs to GRACoL and SWOP standards in less than an hour.
The turn-key system includes:
- A full version of GMG ColorProof with a 30-day software license
- A quick-start system restore disk, along with an instructional video on CD
- One 17" x 98" roll of GMG 250 gsm proofPaper semi Matte certified media
- A GRACoL certified proof and PDF file to compare printed results from the system to a 'known standard' proof.
Along with a Windows XP computer, the user only needs any HP Z series printer (with its internal spectrophotometer), or an Epson Model X800 inkjet printer and a spectrophotometer.
GRACoL in a Box is easy to install and operate. The user follows the CD video to install the software. Also included in the package is a disk that automatically creates settings and hot folders. The user calibrates the printer with the GMG supplied media, and starts producing GRACoL proofs. To verify GRACoL compliance, users can compare the proofs they generate to the supplied proof.
GMG is confident in the results any user can generate. GMG Device Link profiles provide proven color excellence, and GMG ColorProof's 4-D printer calibration model assures a match to the standard. GMG media outperforms all proofing media for 'out of the box' GRACoL compliance. Most important, GRACoL in a Box is easy to set up and operate.
The printer has 98 feet of media and 30 days to make certified proofs. After the trial period, a permanent license, additional media, training and support for the standard or custom press profiles or different proofing media are available from any GMG certified reseller.
"We believe GRACoL in a Box is the best way to demonstrate one of our key strengths: GMG is the easiest proofing software to use, particularly for compliance to GRACoL and other industry standards," explains Jim Summers, GMG Americas president. "We have demonstrated exceptional results in past independent proofing shootouts. We were the first company to provide a proofing solution with the HP Z2100 printer, allowing users to conduct 'hands-off' calibration using the printer's internal spectrophotometer. We were the first to provide a plug-in to allow satellite systems at print buyer sites to be driven by a host printer's proofing system. Now, we can prove to anyone that it's easy to install and run proofs to GRACoL and SWOP standards in less than one hour."
GRACoL in a box is available immediately in U.S. and Canada. For $150 US, users can acquire a package through the GMG on-line system, or through any certified GMG reseller.
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