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GMG Focuses on Color Management and Automation at ISA Sign Expo 2017




Two of the most important things sign print providers look for are automation to produce materials as quickly as possible to feed their digital inkjet printers, and color management to assure that artwork matches corporate brand colors, as well as other materials at the point of purchase. GMG (, the leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, will demonstrate its color management tools for wide format and automated workflows at booth #603, during the ISA Sign Expo, April 19-22. The booth will focus on GMG ColorServer which provides a reliable system ensuring consistent print no matter where a file is printed, and PrintFactory powered by GMG, the complete production workflow software suite for banner, sign and super wide format printing.

“GMG solutions offer two of the most critical requirements of sign printing. The first is color, which is a deal-breaker for any customer. It needs to be accurate and, above all, consistent— especially the grays. The second is production speed, which is delivered by automating the workflow processes,” remarks Bart Fret, GMG Director of Wide Format Sales. “At ISA Sign Expo GMG will demonstrate how any print provider can now reach these goals.”

GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler: Delivering consistent, high quality color for wide format print
Print providers require that all digital presses on the plant floor output consistent color—on all substrates. GMG ColorServer provides a centralized system that ensures consistent reliable color at the highest quality standards. With GMG ColorServer, users can create highly automated workflows overseeing color for every digital press on the floor, saving resources—time and money—for everyone. Separations and file conversions are no longer associated with an enormous amount of work because GMG SmartProfiler—a software wizard that allows any user to calibrate, recalibrate and profile digital and large format printing systems easily and without advanced knowledge of color management. Users are guided through each task, step-by-step. Unlike other technologies, the software has useful presets for the different ink types found in large format and digital printing.

GMG ColorProof: Contract proofing that allows the production press to keep printing
If a proof is created on a production inkjet printer, it is very inefficient. It delays income-generating production while the job is halted and one or two sheets of the test job are printed, usually on a different substrate that is substituted for accuracy. Using a smaller, more affordable printer for proofs makes much more sense, so that the production presses can run uninterrupted. For years, GMG ColorProof has been the preferred solution for efficient and safe contract proofing. GMG ColorProof offers uncompromising color fidelity and is compliant with globally accepted printing standards. Its reliability and remarkable performance make it an indispensable tool among leading color management experts. GMG ColorProof comes pre-loaded with color profiles of all common standards, so users can get started right away. To print the first proof, users just select the printer, calibrate it, and they are ready in just a few seconds.

Automating wide format processes with PrintFactory, powered by GMG
All print facilities understand that automating processes, standardizing on color and quality, and efficient throughput and reliability are key to a successful business. PrintFactory, powered by GMG, is the most complete production suite for banner, sign and super wide format printing that is set to revolutionize the way companies run their print shops.

Using PrintFactory powered by GMG, users will simplify job handling by using one single platform for all job verification, preparation, RIPping, printing, cutting and finishing. With a centralized color management system delivered by GMG, it delivers exceptional color control along with significant reduction in ink usage and easy management of all digital presses and cutters. PrintFactory offers standardized printing to assure matching colors between devices and media; there are no-worries color matching throughout an entire job. The solution is fully distributed, allowing multiple RIPs to offer load balancing, job monitoring and full automation using JDF and XML. PrintFactory can also be combined with GMG ColorProof proofing, increasing machine up-time and reducing waste of expensive production media and ink. PrintFactory will easily scale to match a print facility’s requirements. Users can find out more at


“Brand owners are continuing to place a premium on accurate and consistent color—the ability for every wide format inkjet printer, or traditional press, on the shop floor to exactly match the brand’s color,” summarizes Fret. “GMG can demonstrate that not only is it achievable—it’s easy to do. We look forward to demonstrating how GMG tools can make the process so much simpler.”



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