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Color Management signs distribution agreement with GMG

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Randolph, Massachusetts (February 2, 2004) - GMG USA, a subsidiary of Germany’s GMG GmbH & Co. KG, announces that it has signed a distribution agreement with Color Management to sell GMG ColorProof software solutions in the U.S. The Color Management Group’s flagship resellers have received initial product training and immediately expect to introduce GMG proofing solutions to companies involved in prepress and printing, as well as graphic arts and advertising. GMG ColorProof, a color management software system, provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing engines to produce contract color proofs, precisely color-matched to the printing press. Its DotProof option enables output of digital halftone contract proofs, complete with original screen data, on ink-jet printers. GMG ColorProof supports all standard spot color systems, up to 64 individual color channels, and is compatible with standard ICC profiles, which can be combined with GMG profiles. The GMG ColorProof system features a variety of workflow capabilities, and handles a wide range of file formats, including TIFF-IT, DCS, Postscript, and PDF. Recently, GMG ColorProof was granted SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) certification for its digital proofing solution ColorProof driving Epson's inkjet printer StylusPro 7600, 9600 and 10600 models. The Color Management Group is a consortium of six leading U.S. resellers and their Silicon Valley based distributor focusing on color management, including Alder Technology Rich & Associates, LLC, Left Dakota, Piccus 4 Color, Renaissance Photographic Imaging, and Rods and Cones, Inc. The Color Management Groups' alliance companies bring years of experience supporting high-end clients and direct relationships with the premier color management vendors. These companies have worked together, sharing technical information and providing support to a diverse client base – the GMG agreement provides further leverage for the integrated solutions they develop for their clients. “Our accomplished group of color experts which is growing includes integrators, instructors, programmers, testers, and service and support professionals who consider GMG ColorProof an exceptional color managed software proofing system. The customers we consult require a system that can deliver consistent, contract-quality proofs from digital printers,” comments Lida Jalali Marschke, co-founder of The Color Management Group. “Our resellers offer an unsurpassed level of expertise in each area of color management, and GMG ColorProof should represent a significant piece of the comprehensive color workflow solutions they install, troubleshoot and manage.” In December, Color Management launched colormanagement.com, a definitive web portal, which is accelerating new relationships including a partnership with ColorGeek that will broaden their existing coast-to-coast coverage. Color Management delivers GMG an existing network of resellers prepared to sell GMG solutions throughout the States,” says Jim Summers, GMG USA general manager. “Their focus on professional color management tools for photographers, ad agencies and printers is a terrific fit for GMG.”