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GMG Releases ColorProof o5

Monday, March 02, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Tuebingen -- GMG, supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, announces today that GMG ColorProof o5 is available through its channel partners. GMG ColorProof o5 is a completely revised version of the company's highly successful and multiple award-winning proofing software GMG ColorProof o4. Among industry experts, it is well known as providing the best possible quality and color accuracy in contract proofing. The brand new ProofStandard technology in GMG ColorProof o5 ensures maximum production reliability and opens up numerous cost saving opportunities. The completely new user interface makes proofing easier than ever.

Simple, intuitive user interface

The new Workflow Overview provides a graphic representation of the complete system, including hotfolders, associated workflows and printers, so users can immediately access parameter settings and check system utilization when necessary. Every job is displayed in the user interface, providing immediate verification if an image is missing or an existing image needs to be rotated, resized or positioned differently on the print form.

Total quality assurance thanks to the Proof Standard technology and Calibration Sets

The predefined GMG ProofStandards and Calibration Sets enhance production reliability and cost savings. The user only has to select the appropriate Proof Standard and the rest is handled automatically by GMG ColorProof o5. A Proof Standard defines all parameters for correct, color accurate proofs including:

•    print standard  (GRACoL, SWOP, ISO, in-house standard, etc.),

•    GMG color profile (MX4) or ICC profile,

•    proofing media,

•    proofing printer,

•    calibration set.

Calibration Sets include, among other things, all calibration files (MX3) for the different measuring instruments, necessary printer settings, quality criteria and tolerances for printer calibration.

The software automatically selects the profile and calibration for a specific printer including the appropriate media. If the parameters do not match the actual settings, the job is automatically paused for review. This virtually eliminates errors and waste due to incorrect printing settings, calibration files or color profiles.

Remote Proofing

Completed proofing jobs, including all settings and the respective Proof Standard, can be easily exported and imported. As a result, system setup and configuration to achieve identical results has become even easier.


GMG ColorProof o5 also provide color-accurate soft proofing when used with a properly calibrated and profiled monitor.

Load Balancing

If required, GMG ColorProof o5 automatically redistributes proofing jobs among all available printers to optimize productivity and system utilization.

Filter rules for automated production

Filter rules enable workflows with different processing steps to be assigned to a single hotfolder, simplifying system configuration and maintenance. GMG ColorProof o5 automatically handles the correct processing.

Optimized combined form function

Multiple proofing jobs using different color standard, profiles, and control strips can be combined and output on a single page, further enhancing throughput and media utilization.

GMG DotProof and GMG FlexoProof

The new user interface and ergonomic improvements of GMG ColorProof o5 are also implemented in GMG DotProof, providing proofs with halftone dots and GMG FlexoProof, a specialized version for packaging applications using all printing processes.

More information about all versions of GMG ColorProof o5 is available at www.gmgcolor.com.

"We are proud that GMG ColorProof has earned a reputation for delivering exceptional color accuracy. And with its outstanding performance, GMG ColorProof o5 will continue to serve its traditional markets of repro and prepress businesses, print shops, agencies and publishing houses. However, with its simple user interface and the introduction of automatically installed Proof Standards, GMG expects increasing interest among print buyers, creative workers and photographers," says Robert Weihing, CEO of GMG GmbH & Co. KG.




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Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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