GMG Shares Color Management Expertise with Users at drupa
Friday, March 18, 2016
At drupa, GMG will showcase its latest software, a clever Photoshop plug-in, new proofing media, and its extended range of services (Hall 8A, Stand B10)
Tubingen – The GMG booth has always been an essential destination for leading color management experts visiting drupa. For over 30 years, the Tubingen, Germany-based company has been providing reliable colors and maximum productivity with its highly innovative software portfolio.
"We supply color management solutions based on superb technology that respond to the challenges facing the printing industry,” says Robert Weihing, Managing Director, GMG. “What sets us apart from the competition are our passionate experts who really enjoy sharing their considerable know-how with users. Thanks to our GMG Academy and our GMG services and consulting offering, we’re in a perfect position to do this."
As well as extending its know-how division, GMG is also redesigning its high-quality proof media portfolio. The successful GMG proof media range is being expanded and reorganized into two lines: GMG ProofMedia Premium and GMG ProofMedia Studio. The Premium line stands for seamless quality and reliable contract proofing, while the Studio range is targeted at creative professionals who need to rapidly produce accurate colors during the design process. As a Fogra development partner GMG was involved in defining the new FOGRA51/52 characterization data right from the start and, as a result, GMG's new media portfolio also includes proof media with OBAs (optical brightening agents).
The new standards have also been fully integrated into GMG software. Reliable colors – even for markets where working with standards is uncommon – are guaranteed by GMG OpenColor. Due to its revolutionary spot color functionality, this profiling tool serves as a genuine printing machine simulator, particularly for the packaging market. GMG OpenColor can calculate profiles that allow for the precise prediction of results despite incredible levels of complexity, handling the effects of overprinting, changes in substrates, or alterations to the color sequence. A new feature in GMG OpenColor is the ability to calculate profiles for halftone proofs. Plus, to guarantee color-accurate print output of data calculated in this way, GMG ColorProof is also being updated. Long printer set-up times and alignment phases are dramatically reduced – even if only CMYK printing is involved.
As a special bonus for users of Adobe Photoshop, GMG is launching an ingenious plug-in just in time for drupa. This compact tool is known as GMG ColorPin. With it, Photoshop users will be able to carry out operations that were previously only possible with the help of complex workarounds and a lot of manual intervention. Just the use of the MX4 separations, which are clearly superior to ICC-based solutions, makes manual corrections largely unnecessary. GMG ColorPin is incredibly efficient and brings unprecedented levels of flexibility to image processing. As a result, Photoshop users can apply profiles specifically to individual levels or masked areas. In addition, the Pro version of GMG ColorPin also allows users to utilize their own profiles and the color reduction functionality already familiar from the GMG InkOptimizer tool. A special version for the packaging industry adds further features to offer maximum levels of quality and performance for specialized Photoshop users. GMG will be presenting these and other innovations at drupa in its own booth, at Hall 8A B10. In addition, GMG is also involved in the drupa innovation park (Hall 7 B15).