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Worldwide GMG/X-Rite "New for Old Campaign" for old i1 instruments

Oct 15, 2013 12:00 AM


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Tuebingen (10.15.2013) – GMG, developer and supplier of high-end color management and proofing solutions, has announced that customers who own X-Rite i1 measuring instruments can purchase the new i1Pro 2 spectrophotometer for a special price, starting at $1221, as part of a campaign that will end on November 30, 2013. To get the i1Pro 2 at the reduced price, the old i1 device has to be returned to GMG via an authorized dealer. GMG is offering attractive bundles comprising a ProofControl update and the new i1Pro 2.

The i1Pro 2 features new measuring technology that supports the M1 measuring standard. The future ISO/Fogra industry standards – which will probably be available from the end of this year – are based on the new M1 measuring standard. To be able to use the new measuring standards, users will have to replace their current measuring devices and software by new technology.

The i1Pro 2 devices purchased in the context of this campaign come with a two-year warranty, whereas the warranty period is normally only 12 months.

The combination of GMG ProofControl and i1 measuring instruments has been an indispensable part of daily proof production and verification for years.

GMG ProofControl permits contract-quality verification of proofs in a matter of seconds, making color accuracy objectively measurable – even the slightest color deviation on a proof is instantly detected. The latest version supports the verification of spot color and GMG OpenColor profiles.

The aim of the campaign is to ensure that as many customers as possible work with devices and software whose technology reflects the state of the art. In addition to which, the new i1Pro 2 devices boost productivity compared to the first-generation devices, since they now operate at a higher measuring speed, thanks to the progress made in sensor development.

The latest version of GMG ProofControl supports not only the X-Rite i1Pro 2, but also the i1iO automated scanning table.

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 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. 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 multimedia files.

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