TUEBINGEN, Germany—GMG released GMG ColorServer 5.1, establishing new possibilities for its customers, notably for users from the packaging segment.
Printing conditions that do not fit the industry standards are common whenever special substrates or spot colors are in use. When custom printing conditions are demanded, high-quality color conversions are mandatory, yet profiling and manual file retouching tend to be complex and time-consuming. A lot of knowledge is required to maximize the color output and guarantee a dependable color appearance.
GMG ColorServer 5.1 provides an easy solution. The latest release allows a direct connection to the color profiling tool GMG OpenColor. Profiles created in GMG OpenColor can now be used in GMG ColorServer, containing custom CMYK profiles and spot color conversions. The automated transition from industry standards to individual conditions ensures a smooth workflow for customers in need of in-house standards and custom profiles.
Profiles including custom standards for different printing substrates, ink sets and printing processes can be compiled with ease and are available for immediate usage in GMG ColorServer. Moreover, it is meant to make converting simple—be it the conversion from official standards, such as ISO coated V2 or GRACoL, to user-specific standards or from custom to custom. Working with one source of target data also assures for consistent quality and leads to effortless proof matching, according to GMG.
What this all amounts to is an advanced workflow for profile management and thus the improvement of process stability and automatization. GMG ColorServer operators can henceforth rely on a central database. Once created, profiles are eligible for utilization in various sources, such as GMG OpenColor, GMG ColorPlugin and GMG ColorProof. Proof and separation profiles can be prepared in one go and if corrections are required, they apply to all profiles by default.
Additionally, Pantone‘s color library has been updated and the extended version is now available in GMG ColorServer. Two hundred and ninety four new colors, specifically created for designers working with a wide range of substrates, grant a broader variety of colors particularly for packaging designers. The expansion includes neutral colors, browns, grays, blues and blacks.