GMG releases refreshed Colorserver with Opencolor support

Colour management software solutions provider GMG has released Colorserver 5.2 with GMG Opencolor on board for the first time. The new version is optimised for different applications, especially multicolour.

24 Jun 2020 | By Aultrin Vijay

GMG claims that Colorserver 5.2 delivers consistent results for conventional, digital and multicolour applications

The GMG Colorserver will now address an even broader user base and, therefore relies on three solutions for different areas of the graphic arts industry: GMG Colorserver Conventional, GMG Colorserver Digital and GMG Colorserver Multicolor.

Peter Schoeffler, product manager at GMG, said: “Customer feedback has shown that we can support users with different challenges much better with three tailor-made solutions. From now on, we are targeting the following market segments: conventional printing, digital printing with both CMYK and multicolour presses, and we are addressing customers who print cross-process using spot colours – primarily from the packaging industry.”

According to GMG, all three solutions contain the company's flagship profiling technology GMG Opencolor, which is both simple and intuitive to use – even more so with GMG Smartprofiler.

"Custom profiles are easily created to allow for unusual paper tones or adapting to printing processes such as flexo print. Another advantage is the central colour database. The information stored here is not only used for data preparation, it can also be called up by GMG Colorproof," GMG stated in a press note shared with PrintWeek.

The company claims that the GMG Colorserver delivers automation and consistent results for all three segments.

GMG Colorserver Conventional primarily ensures the efficient handling of third-party data – both in commercial printing and in CMYK packaging printing. Different input data are converted to any desired industry standard using the superior MX technology via a hot folder. As an integrated technology, GMG Opencolor also enables conversion to accommodate paper types that are not covered by common industry or individual house standards. The functionality of GMG Inkoptimizer is also part of the solution – saving ink and stabilising the print process.

GMG Colorserver Digital is specifically aimed at customers with digital four-colour presses. Large-format users and customers who work in the low-volume packaging sector, in commercial digital or in personalised printing are addressed here. With the integrated GMG Smartprofiler, digital printing machines can now be fingerprinted very easily. Users can benefit from the patented and award-winning profiling technology – GMG Opencolor – based on spectral measurement data.

GMG Colorserver Multicolor primarily addresses users in the packaging industry. Instead of using spot colours, brand colours must now be displayed with a fixed ink set.

“To achieve consistent results across all processes – digital and conventional – there is no way around GMG Colorserver Multicolor,” said Schoeffler. “Jobs can now print on any press available, delivering welcome flexibility in the pressroom. And Multicolor creates opportunities: achieving increased vibrancy in images or accurately matching brand colours.”

In addition to qualitative aspects, GMG also underlines the economic benefits of the new generation GMG Colorserver. GMG promises to contribute significantly to increase the capacity of digital printing presses with GMG Colorserver and to define the future of the entire industry with Multicolor.

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