Tuebingen – GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, is pleased to announce that the new version 4.6 of GMG ColorServer and GMG InkOptimizer is now available through its channel partners. Due to repeatable, completely automated workflows and the DeviceLink technology of GMG, these color management solutions eliminate typical sources of error that can occur at conventional color conversions. Thus, they increase the reliability and efficiency of print production significantly.
Prepress companies and all kinds of print houses very often receive incorrect data from customers and need to harmonize the color standard before printing. GMG ColorServer proceeds fully automatically every type of color conversions, including spot colors, and guarantees high quality and accurate colors in different printing processes. "We get the most diverse print data from our customers. Therefore, we need an efficient and absolutely reliable quality management in prepress in order to ensure a high-quality standard in printing," says Guido Hochstrate, responsible for color management in prepress at Mohn media Mohndruck GmbH, a subsidiary of Arvato Print. "We process all necessary color conversions with GMG ColorServer for standardizing and normalizing our print data. The quality of the results is impressive and saves significant amounts of time in our prepress department," says Hochstrate.
The correct processing of PDF files based on the Adobe PDF Library replaces all steps which had to be accomplished because of the manual checking and normalizing of these data. Due to the fact that GMG ColorServer 4.6 is able to accurately convert transparencies within PDF data, companies save a lot of time that they previously had to invest in manual conversions via programs such as Acrobat Professional. Completely automated workflows result in much higher production reliability and productivity.
Depending on the printing method, it is possible for automatic ink reduction to achieve between 15-25% savings on ink and the whole printing process is stabilized because of less inking. "Since we have been able to print with less color, our print production has become much easier and more reliable. There is no visual difference between data before and after ink optimization. On the contrary, the print quality is much better than before. The grey balance keeps perfectly stable throughout printing," says Christoph Ellermann, media designer at the offset printer M & E Druckhaus, Germany.
Preconfigured hot folders for all leading printing standards shipped with GMG ColorServer and GMG InkOptimizer 4.6 allow for an error-free processing of color conversions and ink reduction, guaranteeing highest quality in color and print and increased production reliability.