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ColorGATE at InPrint 2017 for the First Time in Orlando, USA




At the InPrint Industrial Print Show, taking place for the first time in the USA from April 25th – April 27th 2017, ColorGATE presents Industrial Printing Software and Color Management Solutions for Industrial Digital Printing at booth 1635, Orange County Convention Center Orlando.

Since 20 years, ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH is one of the leading RIP
software producers in Europe for inkjet based digital printing in the area of wide and large format printing. The core product Productionserver, a modular RIP and Color Management software, is used daily by thousands of digital imaging end users.

In the emerging market of Industrial Printing, ColorGATE is successfully operating in
Europe and is now presenting itself to the growing American market at InPrint USA in order to further expand its presence, strengthen partnerships and win new ones.

The solutions are aimed at OEMs and manufacturers of digital printing systems for almost every application from digital decor, ceramic, textile, to the varied printing of individualized products and packaging.

As a leading European solution provider, ColorGATE has extensive experience in digital printing and offers high performance processing for ripping and color management. Recognized print head and controller manufacturers rely on ColorGATE solutions convincing through an established and proven service and support system. ColorGATE has been providing solutions for industrial printing applications over 10 years and can therefore rely on a wide range of know-how.

ColorGATE is looking forward to presenting Mary Schilling, owner of Schilling Inkjet
Consulting, as new local ColorGATE contact person in the USA at InPrint.



Mary Schilling works with all the elements of the digital process from conventional and inkjet technologies to fluids and substrates and provides technical support to print providers on optimizing print quality while lowering total print cost. Understanding the dynamics of the digital marketplace, the incredible growth by advancements in inkjet technology, Mary provides customers with color gamut, fluid consumption, machine and print quality as well as production workflow analysis. She also works with inkjet fluid and machine developers to align paper development of new, innovative inkjet substrates. As the owner of Schilling Inkjet Consulting, she consults with fluid and inkjet machinery suppliers and end users on how to improve color and print quality for paper, plastics, metal, fabric and glass with UV, solvent and aqueous inkjet fluids. Mary received Innovator of the Year awards from the Flexographic Technical Association and from Xplor International for her efforts in closing the gap between document printing and digital packaging.

“With Mary Schilling, we are pleased to have found an ideal representative for our steadily growing activities in the industrial printing sector for the US market, which is approaching the various tasks of industrial digital printing with the same enthusiasm as our experts. She has been trained in all products since the end of last year and has already realized several projects with well-known US companies and ColorGATE solutions in the first months of the cooperation,” said Thomas Kirschner, CEO and company founder of ColorGATE.

ColorGATE Industrial Productionserver – Variety of Industrial Printing Software
The Industrial Productionserver Lab Edition software is dedicated to manufacturers and developers of industrial digital printing systems for all application areas. They receive a universal, fully equipped RIP and Color Management solution, which can be used for all machine concepts and application areas in conjunction with service, support and consulting services that meet the needs.

The software includes all required functions to process all common graphic file formats into optimal print data for arbitrary device configurations in high quality and performance. Alongside with the Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) as leading rendering engine for PDF documents all typical layout tools as well as color management modules for ICC-profiling and color standardization and optimization are contained. Extensive tools for spot color handling and an industry standard compliant JDF interface is part of the product configuration.

The Industrial Inkjet Lab driver can optionally be equipped with ColorGATE´s Ink Saver technology for automatic total ink reduction to achieve optimal drying and post processing properties of the print result with no compromises on image quality. Included is a Value Pack, which provides access to updates and upgrades of the software, as well as covering the support during the runtime. All Industrial Productionserver variants for the different application areas are based on the same software architecture, are scalable in their performance and can be assembled modularly for individual requirements.


Combined package: Ceramic Productionserver & Rapid Spectro Cube HD (RSC HD SP)
ColorGATE´s Ceramic Productionserver functions as a central print data management
system and accomplishes by that the highest process efficiency from design to the final
ceramic product. The digital end-to-end workflow offers a secure import and conversion (n-Color) of designs and color data as well as the creation of separations with 3-8 channels. In conjunction with the new Rapid Spectro Cube HD SP it serves as a turn-key solution that takes care of all color related aspects within the digital ceramics tile decoration process.

Décor Productionserver is a modular workflow and Color Management solution aligned to digital décor printing with industrial digital printing systems of all leading manufacturers.
Applications include composite wood (LDF / MDF / HDF, laminated plywood, HPL), décor films and laminates, LVT-flooring and vinyl parquetry and edge bands for boards and furniture. Décor Productionserver has been developed especially for the industrial décor reproduction printing. The new Décor Productionserver is equipped with all necessary functions for the use with single-pass and multi-pass printing systems for the direct printing of plates and sheets, as well as for the roll-to-roll production of films and papers. The licensing model also allows the processing performance to be scaled to meet all performance requirements.

Flexible Packaging: Brand Color Management (BCM) in digital packaging printing
ColorGATE offers with Packaging Productionserver a performance optimized RIP and Color Management Software for direct decoration of containers, flexible packaging and cardboard packaging in an industrial scale. Applications are: Direct-to-object-decoration (Bottles, glasses, cans, tins, tubes, container), flexible packaging (labels, shrink wraps, bags & pouches, blister packs) and card-board packaging (carton, corrugated).

This comprehensive and automatable solution ensures cost-efficient digital print production with optimal color reproduction and easy-to-use functions for all requirements in high-quality packaging printing. The main focus is the color-accurate printing of non-standard materials as well as the precise special color reproduction taking into account the control of special inks such as primers, white, metallic and varnish. Productionserver is of modular design and can be extended per demand or scaled in terms of processing speed.

The area of application packaging brings the following benefits:

Accurate Brand Color Management: Presentation of sport colors and brand communication in digital printing, Color Preflighting
Color consistent packaging of primary and secondary packaging
Color consistent “shelf ready packaging” (carton matches label)
Digital Color Matching for Packaging & Labels


With the Packaging Productionserver ColorGATE ensures the best possible spot color representation in digital printing. ColorGATE also provides solution concepts for color communication between producers and brand owners in packaging printing.

Textile Productionserver is a modular RIP and Color Management solution, especially for direct-to-textile printing, which, in conjunction with the software Colorrizer, can take over a complete workflow from the creation of colorways to automated digital printing.
Applications include apparel & fabrics, interior textiles, homeware, technical textiles, outdoor textiles (awnings, sunshades, and garden furniture).
Supported are all leading printing systems for sublimation processes, as well as digital direct printing systems for natural, artificial and mixed fabrics, using reactive or pigment inks.

Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC) – Ultrafast Color Measurement, scanning and profiling for all industrial digital printing applications

Furthermore ColorGATE presents the Rapid Spectro Cube (RSC), an all-in-one Color Management solution for the creation of ICC profiles especially in industrial digital printing applications. It contains an ultrafast color measurement system and software for ICC profiling. RSC can take substrates right up to a size of 600×600 mm with a maximum substrate thickness of 80 mm while processing as many as 10,000 patches per target. Even color measurements of complex substrate surfaces such as ceramics, glass, textiles or metal are possible due to special optimizations. Additionally, the RSC takes measurements of very small objects, for instance from business card sized labels, from which the RSC can measure up to 1000 color patches in just a few seconds, which will be processed into high-quality ICC profiles.

The RSC is available in different variants:

RSC Flightcase (RSC FC)

The main advantage of RSC FC is its mobility and low weight which makes it very easy to transport (32 kg weight). The measurement unit´s flightcase has a build in trolley and is setup in less than 5 minutes, which is also interesting for Color Management service provides, because the RSC can be used for on-site jobs. The scope of delivery includes a software for target generation and ICC profiling as well as a Value Pack 365 software maintenance and support contract.

RSC Heavy Duty (RSC HD)

RSC Heavy Duty (RSC HD) The RSC HD is characterized by its stable construction and is therefore suitable for the use in industrial production environments. It also has its own drawer which makes it very comfortable to load heavy weight materials.

Depending on your needs ColorGATE can offer different options of RSC HD and RSC FC.

Measure Mount – Color Measurement of cylindrical container and hollow-ware

The new development ColorGATE Measure Mount allows the color measurement of cylindrical container and hollow-ware with the help of X-Rite i1 Pro2. The Measure Mount is a device for the use of the i1 Pro2 hand-held measuring device from X-Rite for the color measurement of cylindrical shaped and hollow bodies such as cans, bottles, tubes and glasses. The manually adjustable device can be adapted to circular bodies with diameters from 2cm to 20cm in just a few steps. As a result, the measuring device is optimally positioned above the shaped body to be measured. With ColorGATE's profiler modules, available for all RIP software solutions from ColorGATE, individual target geometries can be specified for the color characterization of cylindrical objects. The target generator makes it possible to define the number, size and arrangement of the measuring fields. If necessary, multipage targets can also be distributed to several objects. The subsequently printed measuring field targets can be fitted in the Measure Mount with any X-Rite i1 Pro2 measuring device from the ColorGATE Profiler software in scan or patch mode and then processed to ICC profiles. With the Mount, ColorGATE finally offers an apparatus for the comfortable and fast color control of round objects, also for offline quality control.

SmartControl – Industrial Printing Operating System
ColorGATE brings with SmartControl its RIP Software and Color Management know-how to the industrial printing production, by facilitating a connection between an industrial inkjet printer and a RIP Sofware like Productionserver. This is benefical for various Industrial Printing applications.
The SmartControl Industrial Printing Operating System (IP OS) comprises the control center of your printing system. The control of all the components, starting with the print heads, to the controllers, and right on up to the transport systems, is intelligent and easy with the SmartControl IP OS.

Register here for free and get your own ticket to visit ColorGATE at InPrint:

We are looking forward to seeing you in Orlando! Booth 1635, Orange County Convention Center Orlando.



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