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GMG Demonstrates Consistent, Accurate Color and Automated Workflows at ISA Sign Expo 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Press release from the issuing company

At booth #4942, GMG ColorServer and PrintFactory, powered by GMG, assure exceptional productivity and color accuracy.

Hingham, Mass. – As brand managers look for accurate, consistent color between all promotional materials, it is imperative to implement color management to assure that artwork matches corporate brand colors, as well as other materials at the point of purchase. As deadlines are shorter, sign print providers need automation to produce materials as quickly as possible to feed their digital inkjet printers. GMG (www.gmgcolor.com), the leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, will demonstrate its color management tools for wide format, and automated workflows, at booth #4942, during the ISA Sign Expo, March 22-24 in Orlando, FL. During ISA Sign Expo, GMG will focus on GMG ColorServer, which provides a reliable system ensuring consistent print no matter where a file is printed, and PrintFactory powered by GMG, the complete production workflow software suite for banner, sign and super wide format printing.

“Sign printers have a need for accurate and consistent colors on their printers, as well as production system that allows them to keep up with their digital presses and shortened deadlines,” remarks Bart Fret, GMG Director of Wide Format Sales. “At ISA Sign Expo GMG will demonstrate how its solutions can resolve these two most critical requirements of sign production.”

GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler: Delivering consistent, high quality color for wide format print
Print providers require that all digital presses on the plant floor output consistent color—on all substrates. GMG ColorServer provides a centralized system that ensures consistent reliable color at the highest quality standards. With GMG ColorServer, users can create highly automated workflows overseeing color for every digital press on the floor, saving resources—time and money. GMG ColorServer’s automatic color conversion ensures consistent print results across all printing processes and substrates—industry or in-house standards. Separations and file conversions are no longer associated with an enormous amount of work because GMG SmartProfiler, fully integrated into GMG ColorServer, allows any user to calibrate, recalibrate and profile digital and large format printing systems easily and without advanced knowledge of color management. Unlike other technologies, the software has useful presets for the different ink types found in large format and digital printing.

GMG ColorProof: Contract proofing that allows the production press to keep printing
If a proof is created on a production inkjet printer, it is very inefficient. It delays income-generating production while a job is halted and one or two sheets of the test job are printed, usually on a different substrate that is substituted for accuracy. Using a smaller, more affordable printer for proofs makes much more sense. For years, GMG ColorProof has been the preferred solution for efficient and safe contract proofing. It offers uncompromising color fidelity and 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.

GMG CoZone 2.2 brings ultra-high resolution to large formats
With GMG CoZone 2.2, users can easily approve content and images via a cloud. Integrated soft and hard proofing and an optimized workflow create a particularly powerful solution. Thanks to its ultra high resolution, users can now also review, in detail, large-format design projects. The maximum image resolution is now 7,000 pixels and can go even finer: If users need to go deep into detail or work with large formats, they can display image data at an ultra-high resolution of 15,000 pixels.

Automating wide format processes with PrintFactory, powered by GMG
All print facilities understand that automating processes, standardizing on color and quality, and efficient throughput and reliability are key to a successful business. PrintFactory, powered by GMG, is the most complete production suite for banner, sign and super wide format printing. PrintFactory, powered by GMG, can overcome the prepress ‘bottleneck’ – when a printer sits idle while an operator prepares artwork for print. Users simply use one single platform for all job verification, preparation, RIPping, printing, cutting and finishing. With a centralized color management system delivered by GMG, it delivers exceptional color control along with significant reduction in ink usage and easy management of all digital presses and cutters. PrintFactory powered by GMG offers standardized printing to assure matching colors between devices and media; there are no-worries color matching throughout an entire job. The solution is fully distributed, allowing multiple RIPs to offer load balancing, job monitoring and full automation using JDF and XML. Users can find out more at www.print-factory.net.

"With our complete prepress color and workflow solutions for print shops, GMG always enjoys showing sign shops how we can improve both job quality and production efficiency,” summarizes Fret. “We can demonstrate that not only is it achievable—but it’s easy to do. We look forward to demonstrating how GMG tools can make the process so much simpler.”

 

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