GMG Software Simplifies Color Managed Workflows

PrintFactory screen shot

At ISA Sign Expo 2017, GMG will demonstrate its color management tools for wide-format printing and automated printing workflows. GMG tools can help sign printing providers keep production-ready files flowing to their digital inkjet printers.

Even better, GMG tools can assure that the printed colors on the artwork will match corporate brand colors. This is particularly important for point-of-purchase signs and displays that hold packages of brand products.

GMG ColorServer provides a reliable system for ensuring consistent prints no matter where a file is printed. PrintFactory powered by GMG, is a complete production workflow software suite for printing banners, signs, and super-wide graphics.

PrintFactory Screenshot Powered by GMG

“GMG solutions offer two of the most critical requirements of sign printing. The first is color, which is a deal-breaker for any customer. It needs to be accurate and, above all, consistent— especially the grays. The second is production speed, which is delivered by automating the workflow processes,” remarks Bart Fret, GMG Director of Wide Format Sales. “At ISA Sign Expo GMG will demonstrate how any print provider can now reach these goals.”

GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler

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. This saves time and money for everyone.

GMG Color Server automated color management software

Color separations and file conversions no longer require an enormous amount of work because the GMG SmartProfiler software wizard allows any user to calibrate, recalibrate and profile digital and large format printing systems easily and without advanced knowledge of color management. SmartProfiler guides users through each task, step-by-step.

Unlike other technologies, GMG SmartProfiler software has useful presets for the different ink types used in large format and digital printing.

GMG ColorProof

It is very inefficient to create a proof on a production inkjet printer. It delays the production of income-generating jobs so one or two sheets of the test job are printed, usually on a different substrate.

Using a smaller, more affordable color-managed printer for contract proofing makes much more sense, so that production inkjet printers can run uninterrupted.

For years, GMG ColorProof has been the preferred solution 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.

PrintFactory wide-format printing automation, powered by GMG

Successful digital printing businesses understand the need to automate processes, standardize on color and quality, and ensure efficient and reliable throughput. Print Factory, powered by GMG, can help achieve all of these goals.

PrintFactory is a complete production suite for banner, sign and superwide-format printing. It can revolutionize the way sign companies run their print operations.

PrintFactory simplifies job handling by providing a single platform for all job verification, preparation, RIPping, printing, cutting, and finishing operations. With a centralized color management system delivered by GMG, it delivers exceptional color control along with significant reduction in ink usage. It also makes it easy to manage multiple digital printers and cutters.

The standardized printing that PrintFactory offers assures that colors will match on all pieces of a job, no matter which printer or what type of media was used to produce them. The PrintFactory solution is fully distributed, allowing multiple RIPs to offer load balancing, job monitoring and full automation using JDF and XML.

PrintFactory Screenshot of Layout

PrintFactory can also be combined with the contract-proofing capabilities of GMG ColorProof. This can increase machine up-time and reduce waste of expensive production media and ink.

PrintFactory will easily scale to match a print facility’s requirements. To learn more, visit www.print-factory.cloud.

“Brand owners are continuing to place a premium on accurate and consistent color. Every wide format inkjet printer or traditional press on the shop floor should be able to exactly match the brand’s colors,” summarizes Fret. “GMG can demonstrate that not only is it achievable—it’s easy to do. We look forward to demonstrating how GMG tools can make the process so much simpler.”

About GMG

GMG is a leading developer of high-end color-management software solutions. The company was founded in 1984 and is located in Tubingen, Germany. GMG’s goal is to provide complete solutions for standardizing and simplifying the color management workflow in order to achieve consistent colors on all media types and with any printing technology. For more information, visit www.gmgcolor.com

 

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SGIA Expo Preview: GMG Color Software Supports Automated Production

Expect to see innovative, high-end color management software in GMG Americas’ booth (2123) at SGIA Expo 2016 in Las Vegas, September 14-16. GMG Americas will demonstrate advanced solutions that wide-format graphics producers can use to manage color, produce consistent proofs, and automate production work.

“For wide-format printing firms, 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 Color Software
Whether your customers want you to produce a large-format banner, a motif wallpaper, or elegant curtain fabric, they all specify that the color must be exact.

GMG ColorServer GMG-ColorServer-500pprovides a reliable way to achieve high levels of quality and consistency, no matter which printer or digital press you use for the project. Users of GMG ColorServer can achieve highly automated workflows that oversee color for every digital press on the floor. This saves time and money for everyone involved.

GMG SmartProfiler relieves your staff of the enormous amount of work involved in separations and file conversions. Using the software wizard in GMG SmartProfiler, any employee can easily calibrate, recalibrate and profile digital and large format printing systems without advanced knowledge of color management. The software wizard guides users through each task, step-by-step.

Unlike other technologies, GMG SmartProfiler software includes useful presets for the different ink types used in large format and digital printing.

GMG ColorProof

Creating proofs on the same large-format printer or digital press you use for production. Is very inefficient. If you must substitute a different substrate to create one or two sheets for a proof, it can delay jobs that are generating income.

Using a smaller, more affordable printer for proofs makes much more sense, so your 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 you can get started right away. To print the first proof, just select the printer, calibrate it, and you will be ready to print in just a few seconds.

PrintFactory, powered by GMG

PrintFactory, powered by GMG, is a complete production workflow software suite for printing banners, signs, and superwide graphics. Whether you run a small sign and graphics business, a medium-sized company specializing in retail graphics and posters, or a superwide-graphics business, PrintFactory can revolutionize the way you operate your print shop.

One workflow offers all the professional job preparation and file correction tools you needed to set up jobs for printing, cutting, and finishing. It includes an editor for tweaking submitted job files, one central RIP for all printers and cutters, a powerful tiling tool, industrial cutter and roll cutter support, tools for marking grommets, bleeds, folds, and pole pockets, and the ability to submit jobs from any workstation to any printer and cutter in the plant. The PrintFactory RIP can drive more than 1500 makes and models of printing and cutting devices.

PrintFactory is easy to access and quick to operate.

With a centralized color management system delivered by GMG, PrintFactory 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, your print company can provide customers colors that are consistent throughout their entire campaign.

“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.”

About SGIA Expo

SGIA Expo is a trade show and educational conference for print-business leaders who use a combination of digital and analog printing technologies to produce many types and sizes of printed materials for brand marketers, retailers, design studios, event planners, facility designers, and product manufacturers.

SGIA members produce indoor and outdoor advertising signage and graphics, promotional products, marketing collateral, decals, apparel, vehicle wraps, fine art, retail displays, and decorative wallcoverings, glassware, textiles, and furnishings.