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GMG Announces the Integration of OpenColor and ColorProof

Nov 25, 2013 12:00 AM


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GMG OpenColor and ColorProof customers have immediate and seamless access to the PantoneLIVE cloud to provide highly accurate color proofs Tuebingen (25 November 2013) – GMG GmbH & Co KG (www.gmgcolor.com) announces a cooperative agreement with X-Rite Incorporated that allows GMG customers to access the PantoneLIVE ecosystem and color libraries, through its award-winning GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof platforms. 

The integration of PantoneLIVE with GMG OpenColor and ColorProof allows GMG customers to work globally using the same database and to generate spot colors that meet PantoneLIVE color standards and brand owners' specifications quickly. "We are excited to offer our ever-growing packaging community the ability to connect our award winning spectral proofing solution to the platform of choice for brand owners and suppliers," says Victor Asseiceiro, Director of the Packaging Business Unit at GMG.. "One of the most difficult challenges facing a converter today is accurate and reliable communication of color data between all parties in the supply chain. Pantone is the de facto method of specifying brand colors in many industries and its integration within GMG products gives customers the most complete and accurate platform for color proofing and management on the market today”.  

"PantoneLIVE gives highly accurate definitions of the spot colors that customers want, and GMG OpenColor and ColorProof represent best-in-class solutions that ensure proof colors are faithful to on-press spot colors," says Iain Trevor Pike, Market Director Pantone Digital. “We are thrilled to add GMG to an ever growing list of market leaders like Esko, W&H, Sun Chemical, ColorMetrix and Colorware- all joining X-Rite vision for seamless color communication”.  

PantoneLIVE is a cloud-based, color management service that now maintains 22 generic packaging-relevant color libraries for carton, flexible packaging and label applications. The PantoneLIVE cloud has become the preferred site for the world's leading brand owners, such as Procter & Gamble Co. and H.J. Heinz Co, for storing packaging color standards.  GMG OpenColor precisely predicts spot-to-process overprint and saves costs by reducing the number of press fingerprints or press trials required and reducing lengthy make-readies. The system eliminates the need for printing combinations of overprints, spot and process through the use of color control strips and software that takes into account substrate properties.  

GMG ColorProof has established itself as the most professional software solution for producing digital, absolute color-accurate contract proofs. GMG ColorProof contains all the components needed for high-end proofing applications, including calibrations and color profiles. The printing result is accurately simulated on the basis of GMG's DeviceLink technology. By connecting several GMG ColorProof systems, the same spectral color data can be reliably used for profiling and production at different company locations with consistent results. Customers of GMG OpenColor and ColorProof platforms have immediate and seamless access to the PantoneLIVE cloud. 

About X-Rite:
X-Rite, Incorporated with its wholly-owned subsidiary Pantone LLC is the global leader in color science and technology. The company develops, manufactures, markets and supports color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. With main headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich. and regional headquarters in Regensdorf, Switzerland and Hong Kong, China, X-Rite helps customers with a full range of color management systems and solutions offered through dealers and more than 20 company-owned manufacturing facilities,sales and service offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, plastics, paint, textiles, dental and medical. 

About Pantone:
Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world’s color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com. For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. 

About GMG: GMG is a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, founded in 1984 and located in Tuebingen, Germany. With more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, the GMG brand is synonymous with a guarantee for high-quality solutions for everything to do with color. GMG's goal isto 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. Today, more than 11,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe. These span a wide range of industries and application areas including advertising agencies; prepress houses; offset, flexo, packaging, digital, wide format and gravure printers. GMG is represented by branches and authorized dealers the world over. 

About the GMG Solutions: Based on the 4-D color-transformation engine, the proofing solution GMG ColorProof provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing devices to produce contract color proofs precisely matched to the printing process. GMG DotProof® enables users to generate contract quality halftone proofs, using the original bitmap data of the output RIP. GMG FlexoProof is specifically tailored to the needs of the packaging industry, simulating any kind of substrate structures and creating contract quality halftone proofs. GMG OpenColor offers precise and predictable spot color reproduction and creates high-quality multicolor profiles based on its unique spectral color management technology. GMG ProofControl guarantees reliable and complete quality control of digital color proofs based on a defined standard. GMG ProofMedia is a range of proofing-specific substrates manufactured to strict tolerances specifically for color critical applications. www.proofr.com is an internet platform enabling online proofing services in GMG quality through a worldwide network of remote proofing locations. GMG ColorServer, with automatic hotfolder technology and based on the Adobe® PDF Library, provides fully automatic color conversions for all printing processes – CMYK-to-CMYK, RGB-to-CMYK and RGB-to-RGB. GMG InkOptimizer automatically reduces chromatic colors, thus providing cost savings by reducing unnecessary ink usage, along with better print stability on press. GMG FlowConnect enables the complete integration of the color management solutions GMG ColorServer and GMG InkOptimizer into current workflow systems. The GMG SmartProfiler wizard allows the profiling and calibration of different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and quickly. United in this one application, the GMG ProductionSuite offers the entire range of functions required today in a modern wide-format production environment: efficient job preparation, data preflight, color management, identical repetition, lower cost through reduced ink consumption, etc. GMG CoZone is a modular, cloud-based solution for professional media and color management users to interact with clients and suppliers to approve, manage and deliver design work and names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Data is subject to change without notice.For more information see www.gmgcolor.com, www.facebook.com/gmgcolor.en, http://twitter.com/gmgcolor