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GMG's New ColorServer And ProofPaper

Can automatically convert from one industry color space to another




ColorServer, new from GMG, is color-conversion
software that features automatic
color-space converting, scaling, sharpening,
and optimization of pixel and PDF
image data. It can automatically convert
from one standard”?such as ISO, SWOP,
GRACoL”?or an in-house standard, to
another. Specific features include: PDF to-
PDF conversion where RGB images
within a PDF file can be automatically
scaled, sharpened, and separated; Gamut
Mapping, where colors are preserved during
the transformation from a larger color
space to a smaller one; and RGB Data
Optimization, where data is converted
from one RGB color space to another.
It's available in three versions:

    GMG ColorServer Pro is the standard
    version; you must add GMG Color-
    Proof (see below) to do proofing. Price:

  • GMG ColorServer Pro Add-on is an
    optional module to a ColorProof system;
    it contains the same functions as GMG
    ColorServer Pro. Price: $8500.

  • ColorServer Separation is a separate
    add-on to ColorProof and generates
    separation files only. Price: $3000.

    GMG is also announcing version 4.1
    of its ColorProof color-management system
    for calibrating digital inkjet proofers.
    Key features in the new version include:
    support for the new 8-color Epson Stylus
    Pro 4800, 7800, and 9800 printers; support
    for Mutoh's RJ8000 that prints in
    4, 6, or 8 colors and does Pantone Hexachrome
    proofing; and support for laser
    printers. ColorProof v. 4.1 also features
    a number of new media profiles for the
    Epson x800 series and a variety of standards
    including SWOP, GRACoL, and ISO.
    Price: $2750 (2-up version); users of v.
    4.0 can download v.4.1 at no charge.

    GMG also has introduced a new proofing
    paper for high-end contract proofs:
    GMG ProofPaper semimatte 250. Developed
    specifically for the new Epson Stylus
    Pro 4800, 7800, and 9800 printers (as
    well as for older x000 devices), the 250-
    gsm paper features a semi-matte finish
    that helps prevent over-inking and blotchy
    buildups, GMG reports. The paper features
    a white point that matches ISO standards,
    a delta E of less than 0.5, and a more homogeneous
    coating. Available in 100-ft rolls in
    widths from 17- to 42-in. wide and in 100-
    sheet boxes in A2 size (16.5 x 23.4 in.).
    MSRP: $199 for a 17-in. x 100-ft roll.


    At Print 05, GMG announced that it
    has appointed Grand Rapids, MI-based
    Chromaticity as the US master distributor
    of its products. Chromaticity will provide
    full distribution, installation, training, and
    support for GMG's complete product line.




Printvinyl Scored Print Media

New Printvinyl Scored wide-format print media features an easy-to-remove scored liner for creating decals, product stickers, packaging labels, and more. The precision-scored liner, with a 1.25” spacing on a 60” roll, guarantees a seamless and hassle-free removal process.

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