HINGHAM, MA—GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, will demonstrate enhancements to GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof/FlexoProof color management and proofing tools for labels and packaging at booth 5203 at Labelexpo Americas 2018, held Sept. 25-27 in Rosemont, IL.
GMG will be focusing on GMG OpenColor 2.2, GMG ColorProof 5.10, GMG FlexoProof, and color-accurate prototypes created by an Epson SureColor S80 Series printer. GMG OpenColor 2.2 is a new version of the FTA Technical Innovation award recipient.
With the increasing use of multi-color printing and different combinations of inks, substrates, screening and other variables, label printing involves a lot of color fingerprints and profile tweaking. GMG OpenColor is a proofing technology that is meant to precisely predict the color appearance of printed inks without requiring extensive fingerprinting.
GMG OpenColor 2.2, shown for the first time at Labelexpo, incorporates automatic, spectral data-based optimization of measurement data. When a user measures test charts or color patches, the data is combined with other parameters from the printing process to create a dynamic profile. This data needs to be optimized because erroneous test charts, poor substrate textures, dust—and even the measuring device itself—can all cause an excessive degree of distortion. Thanks to the automatic optimization of the measurement data, users can create a color-accurate profile in only a few steps—right within GMG OpenColor.
GMG ColorProof and GMG FlexoProof have been enhanced to support GMG OpenColor capabilities. GMG OpenColor calculates high-precision profiles and automatically transfers them to GMG ColorProof/GMG FlexoProof for print. The input PDF triggers the automatic creation of the specific profile needed for ECG, without any operator intervention.
On the booth, GMG will be showing printed samples taken from GMG ColorProof, GMG FlexoProof and the Epson SureColor S80600 series printer, capable of producing color-accurate prototypes on a wide variety of substrates. Rather than providing clients a rough prototype, they can see exactly, with accurate color, what the final product will look like, matched to the press.
During Labelexpo, a number of GMG partners will also be demonstrating solutions that include GMG color management, including Anderson & Vreeland Inc (booth 929), Epson America (booth 5813), Hybrid Software Inc (booth 1353), MacDermid Graphics Solutions (booth 528), Nilpeter (booth 3205) and Techkon USA (booth 5800).
“The greatest challenge to label printers is creating more, accurate color, in less time. There are also many different label print processes—digital, flexo and offset—and the need to match between all of them,” says Paulo Monteiro, VP sales, GMG Americas. “We can do that easier and more reliably. We look forward to showing people how, at Labelexpo.”