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GMG installs GMG ColorServer and GMG ColorProof at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Norwell, MA, USA (October 19, 2006) – GMG Americas, the US-based office of GMG, supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, announces that it has installed GMG ColorServer and GMG ColorProof at Rochester institute of Technology, for research of color-managed solutions. The system will be used to measure and determine how color management systems react to different graphic elements. The Color Management Systems Lab of the School of Print Media at RIT primarily supports teaching and research activities in color measurement, color quality assurance, and color management systems for digital imaging, print production, and process control. For example, recent reports published by the CMS lab include ‘The effect of dot gain linearization as a printer calibration criteria on color matching accuracy’ and ‘Device link profiling’. Robert Chung, Gravure Research Professor, is responsible for activities of the CMS lab. Professor Chung has been a faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology since 1980, teaching process control, color management, and quality assurance. He was the recipient of the Michael H. Bruno Award, given by the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts in 2006, the Education Award of Excellence, given by Graphic Arts Technical Foundation in 1991. He served on the board of International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA), and Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, and Intersociety for Color Council. Studies will help demonstrate how color management brings components of sheetfed, flexo, and web press printing together for predictable color. The most important factors under observation are performance and ease of use of various systems. Many of the studies will have relevance to Professor Chung’s specific field of interest, developing gravure standards. GMG ColorProof is an extremely cost-effective, high-end proofing solution, meeting all contract proofing requirements, including color accuracy and repeatability. The intuitive user interface enables users to get up to speed quickly. GMG ColorProof integrates SWOP, Gracol and other standards, and includes native support for remote proofing. GMG ColorServer is a tool for automatic color conversions—CMYK-to-CMYK, RGB-to-CMYK and RGB-to-RGB—for more efficient workflows. In doing so, it delivers scaling, sharpening, separation and optimization of pixel and PDF image data. GMG ColorServer provides dramatic acceleration and complete automation of work processes via hotfolder technology. GMG ColorServer and GMG ColorProof will be used to learn how color management systems approach their tasks, and how they behave—both differently and alike. “Every system operates under different fundamentals,” notes Professor Chung. “Each takes a unique approach to make the necessary match between two spaces. We realize GMG ColorProof and GMG ColorServer have their own iterative methods of how to ‘zero out’ color. Our task is to learn how they behave. We thank GMG Americas for the opportunity to work with their systems firsthand.” “GMG Americas is pleased to support research activities at RIT. I met Professor Chung as a graduate student at RIT and after discussing how we could be of service we donated products and services to support their programs,” notes Jim Summers, president of GMG Americas. “Particularly with Professor Chung’s expertise in gravure, we felt GMG products would be of interest to him. GMG ColorProof is installed at the vast majority of gravure sites in Europe—where gravure printing is particularly popular.”

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