The speakers for the event, Afsal M Kottal, business director and Das Damodharan, technical expert and field services officer of Percept Print Solutions.
Highlighting the competitive need for colour management solutions Kottal said, “The high-quality products are the only differentiator for any print business owner in the contemporary competitive world. In fact, high and consistent quality is the top priority besides innovation and speed of delivery for the discerning clients.”
Elaborating further on the concept, Kottal stressed on the fact that ‘with declining run lengths and a greater degree of individualisation, the print operations must be agile and quick to stay competitive.’
“Colour management has improved and come a long way. The process, today, seamlessly handles creative, prepress and printing process through a consistent and controlled workflow,” added Kottal.
Explaining GMG’s offerings, he said, “GMG’s software solutions keep you in control of colour, without much hassle. The pre-flight is automated to the stage that it can add bleed to some files. All the GMG products-single or modular, support the common international standards, and they let you define in-house standards.”
Kottal and Damodharan, then explained the features and details of the four GMG product offerings -the ColorServer, ColorProof, InkOptimizer and PrintControl.
The workshop also saw several participants sharing their experience with colour, process control, and prepress and press management.
“We have been using GMG colour systems for quite some time now. It has improved over the course of time, and it has helped us deliver consistent output through our presses and on multiple papers. We can simultaneously print two jobs on two different machines with constant and colour-matched output on two papers, for cover and inside pages,” said Fred Poonawala of Comart sharing his experience so far with GMG applications.
GMG currently have about 150 clients across India, including the big names such as Dainik Bhaskar and Lokmat and 14,000 installations worldwide.
Kottal talking about the installations said that ‘in the textile market of Surat in Gujarat, about 19 photographers and 15 presses use GMG-colour solutions.’
The monthly workshop series hosted by MMS for print owners has been conceived with an aim to explain the latest technology in a simple language which will help them invest in the required product or services effectively.