GMG – Colour management at drupa
GERMANY n GMG will showcase its latest software, a Photoshop plug-in, new proofing media, and its extended range of services at drupa (Stand B10, Hall 8A). GMG is also expanding its proof media portfolio into two lines: GMG Proofmedia Premium and GMG Proofmedia Studio. The company said its premium line stands for seamless quality and reliable contract proofing, while the studio range is targeted at creative professionals who need to rapidly produce accurate colours during the design process.
As a development partner, GMG was involved in defining the new Fogra 51/52 characterization data and, as a result, its new media portfolio includes proof media with optical brightening agents and the new standards have been integrated into the software. Due to its spot colour functionality, GMG Opencolor serves as a printing machine simulator, calculating profiles that allow for the prediction of results despite complexity, handling the effects of overprinting, changes in substrates or alterations to the colour sequence, the company said. A new feature is the ability to calculate profiles for halftone proofs. Guaranteeing colour-accurate print output of data calculated in this way is also being updated. Long printer set-up times and alignment phases are dramatically reduced even if only CMYK printing is involved.
For users of Adobe Photoshop, the company is launching a plug-in called GMG Colorpin. Photoshop users can apply profiles specifically to individual levels or masked areas, and the pro version allows users to utilize their own profiles and the colour reduction functionality from its Inkoptimizer tool. A version for the packaging industry is also available.