GMG introduces advanced colour solution for HP PageWide presses

GMG has announced the launch of an advanced colour solution for HP PageWide digital corrugated presses. The company said it aims to “meet the standards for any converter worldwide”.

24 Oct 2020 | By Aultrin Vijay

he colour management solution will also be made available in India

GMG, one of the colour management solutions provider for packaging and industrial printing headquartered in Germany, has launched a new colour solution specifically designed for HP PageWide corrugated presses.

According to a press note shared with PrintWeek, GMG's colour management solutions, especially the GMG Colorserver Multicolor, “work seamlessly with the HP One Package Workflow Suite to enable converters to make a smooth transition into digital printing”. It said its colour management software helps converters deliver enhanced colour predictability, whether for print production of complex packaging or colour proofing. 

The new corrugated solution, designed in collaboration with HP, includes award-winning GMG colour management software and proofing media, along with training and consulting to ensure a converter maximises its potential with this GMG-HP solution, the note stated. 

Italy-based Ghelfi Ondulati, operating an HP PageWide T1170 press for high-volume corrugated packaging, has implemented the solution at its site in Italy. The company's line of business includes the manufacturing of corrugated and solid fibre boxes.

"Moving to GMG colour management allowed us to significantly simplify and automate the pre-press workflow," explained Luca Simoncini, digital printing program manager at Ghelfi Ondulati. "The print output has become predictable and repeatable. I am convinced that this was a fundamental development in our project, and I hope that the collaboration between HP and GMG will strengthen the integration even more."

GMG solutions, paired with HP print quality, add value to a digital workflow, GMG stated. It said the new bundled solution offers HP PageWide users optimal and repeatable colour results with a proof-to-press match. “It provides cost and time savings on test print runs and implementation of jobs while increasing press capacity-making HP digital presses more profitable. It streamlines profiling and recalibration while reducing make-ready time, automating data conversion, and satisfying customers through correct handling of colour expectations,” it added. 

Assuring that colour matches anywhere, worldwide, is essential. “Because GMG Colorserver is an important component of the GMG corrugated solution for HP, print providers can be confident that wherever the colour management system is installed, it will deliver the same results from a production file-no matter the facility,” the press note stated. The GMG corrugated solution for HP is said to give maximum accuracy when converting data from conventionally produced jobs created with industry standards such as FOGRA39 and GRACoL to the colour space of an HP digital press. The company said that using GMG Colorproof will also ensure reliability across a range of proofing-and measuring-devices in multiple locations, making it easy to achieve the same print results wherever an HP digital press is located. 

Darrian Young, GMG global partnership manager, said, "With our solutions for digital packaging printing, GMG customers can be confident in their colour and data preparation for conventional or digital printing. This brings them efficiencies and decreases makeready efforts by 30-40%.”

Meanwhile, Ran Lev, workflow solutions manager, HP PageWide Industrial, HP said, "The GMG solution for HP PageWide C500 and T1100 series presses will enable our customers to meet the growing needs from brands to certify and comply to colour standards while opening new collaboration opportunities on colour sensitive national and multi-national campaigns.” 

Das Damodaran, business head – Indian operations at Farb Technologies confirmed that the GMG-HP deal is a global one. He told PrintWeek that the latest colour management solution from GMG will also apply to Indian customers opting for the HP PageWide presses.

“The solution will be bundled with the new installation of the specified domain of HP printers in India,” Damodaran confirmed. “The solution will benefit the customers in terms of predictable, consistent results and reduced wastage along with better productivity.”