GERMANY • The new release Opencolor 2.0.6 multichannel profiling software allows users to create and deliver more separation and preview profiles to Adobe Photoshop and Packz from Hybrid Software.
For existing customers of Opencolor, the latest version offers a new function to calculate separations via rules that can be applied to whole spot color libraries for calculating the best matches for the separation. According to GMG, users can benefit from the software’s ability to predict overprints for reliable spot color results.
Opencolor is a profiling system that can characterize offset, flexo and gravure printing processes with ten or more colors of overprinting inks. It does so by applying mathematical models that predict the ink interplay for specific processes and substrates without requiring extensive fingerprint data. Without any data, based on pure math, GMG Opencolor has the capability to predict process-specific ink overprints.
With GMG Opencolor 2.0.6, the company reports it is now taking steps to open up new possibilities for third-party applications, including:
- Adobe Photoshop: With a direct connection to the GMG Colorplugin integrated in Photoshop, Opencolor 2.0.6 offers a new predictive, on-the-fly profiling for layers and/or selections, from CMYK to any combination of process colors and spot colors. The new Opencolor Preview function in Photoshop provides a color-accurate preview with Opencolor prediction technology, so that changes are immediately visualized.
- Packz: A PDF-based prepress tool suite for professional package and label production, Opencolor can connect to it in order to bring GMG profiles to another solution. Packz, with Opencolor profiles, can re-separate jobs to reduce or optimize the number of plates on press (replacing magenta with a spot color or separate spot colors and overprints to a seven color extended color gamut printing process)
Founded in 1984 in Tubingen, Germany, GMG is a developer and suplier of color management software solutions. Today, more than 11,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe.