German color software management specialist GMG Color has released a new version of its ColorServer package, which for the first time includes OpenColor technology and is optimized for the use with different applications.
GMG ColorServer is now addressing an even broader user base and relies on three technologies covering different areas of the graphic arts industry: GMG ColorServer Conventional, GMG ColorServer Digital and GMG ColorServer Multicolor.
‘We work very closely with our clients,’ said Peter Schoeffler, responsible product manager at GMG Color. ‘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 conventional printing, digital printing with both CMYK and Multicolor presses, and we are addressing customers who print cross-process using spot colors – primarily from the packaging industry.’
All three packages contain the simple and intuitive GMG OpenColor profiling technology enabling custom profiles for unusual paper tones or adapting to printing processes. The central color database stores all the information, which can be used for data preparation and be called up by GMG ColorProof.
GMG ColorServer Conventional ensures the efficient handling of third-party data, both in commercial printing and in CMYK packaging printing. Different input data is converted to any industry standard using the MX technology via a hot folder. As an integrated technology, it also enables conversion to accommodate paper types that are not covered by common industry or individual house standards.
GMG ColorServer Digital is specifically aimed at customers with digital four-color presses and customers who work in the low-volume packaging sector, in commercial digital or in personalized printing. With the integrated GMG SmartProfiler, digital printing machines can now be fingerprinted, and thanks to the direct connection to GMG OpenColor, users can benefit from the profiling technology based on spectral measurement data.
GMG ColorServer Multicolor primarily addresses users in the packaging industry, where digital printing is becoming increasingly important and where instead of using spot colors, brand colors 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,’ added Schoeffler. ‘Jobs can now print on any press available, delivering welcome flexibility in the pressroom. Multicolor technology creates opportunities: achieving increased vibrancy in images or accurately matching brand colors.’