GMG provides tools for wide format shops for color management and prepress productivity at SGIA Expo 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Focus is on color management, accurate proofs without tying up production printers, and production automation
Hingham, MA – GMG Americas, the leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, will be showcasing their advanced solutions to manage color, produce consistent proofs, and automate production work at booth #2123 during SGIA Expo 2016, September 14-16. SGIA Expo brings together the industry's widest array of qualified and educated attendees to experience the most innovative technology in the imaging industry.
"For wide format printers, GMG offers three significant 'pillars' for exceptional printing: color quality and repeatability; the ability to provide accurate proofs on print devices other than digital presses used for production; and production automation," asserts Bart Fret, GMG Director of Wide Format Sales. "GMG will demonstrate how all of these important goals are within the reach of every print provider."
GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler: Delivering consistent, high quality color for wide format print
Projects for a large-format banner, a motif wallpaper and elegant curtain fabric have at least one thing in common: customers demand that the color must be exact. GMG ColorServer provides a reliable system that ensures consistent reliability and the highest quality standards. With GMG ColorServer, users can achieve highly automated workflows overseeing color for every digital press on the floor, saving time and money for everyone involved. Separation and file conversions are no longer associated with an enormous amount of work because GMG SmartProfiler—a software wizard that allows any user to calibrate, recalibrate and profile digital and large format printing systems easily and without advanced knowledge of color management. Users are guided through each task, step-by-step. Unlike other technologies, the software also has useful presets for the different ink types found in large format and digital printing.
GMG ColorProof: The preferred solution for contract proofing
When a print provider creates proofs on a production press, it is very inefficient. It delays income-generating production while one or two sheets of another job are printed, usually on a different substrate that has to be substituted. Using a smaller, more affordable printer for proofs makes much more sense, so that the production presses can run uninterrupted. For years, GMG ColorProof has been the preferred solution for industry leaders for efficient and safe contract proofing. GMG ColorProof offers uncompromising color fidelity and is compliant with globally accepted printing standards. Its reliability and remarkable performance make it an indispensable tool among leading color management experts. GMG ColorProof comes pre-loaded with color profiles of all common standards, so users can get started right away. To print the first proof, users just select the printer, calibrate it, and they are ready in just a few seconds.
Automating wide format processes with PrintFactory, powered by GMG
PrintFactory, powered by GMG, is the most complete production workflow software suite for banner, sign and super wide format printing, set to revolutionize the way print shops are operated. One workflow offers all the professional job preparation and file correction tools needed, easy to access and quick to operate. With a centralized color management system delivered by GMG, it delivers exceptional color control with much easier management of digital presses. With built-in GMG color management tools, PrintFactory also offers the latest ink optimization technology that uses a proprietary algorithm to reduce the ink consumption by as much as 20% while improving the quality of the colors in general. Print quality is stabilized and improved without any change to image quality. PrintFactory can also add GMG ColorProof proofing into the workflow, increasing machine up-time and reducing waste of expensive production media and ink. With PrintFactory, powered by GMG technology, companies can be assured of providing customers with consistent color throughout their entire campaign. Users can find out more at www.print-factory.net.
"With increasing color demands from brand owners, wide format printers are investing in GMG tools to ensure that the color they produce is accurate—and consistent between each and every printer," explains Fret. “The best part is that it's easy to do. We look forward to showing that to printers at SGIA Expo."