GMG, a developer of high-end colour management solutions, has launched OpenColor 3.0 and ColorProof 5.14, two updates that it says will “redefine proofing in the packaging market”.
According to the company, the new GMG Spectral MX Color Engine provides performance gains: the proof profile calculation is up to 15 times faster, the profile quality is improved, and the profile size is up to 90 per cent smaller. The higher-resolution MXN profiles lead to better colour matching between proof and print, optimising print approvals in the packaging supply chain.
GMG head of sales and marketing Stefan Zrenner said, “The quality of our proof profiles is crucial for efficient packaging production. The fact that we were able to increase the resolution even further and enhance the precision of these profiles is worth an update in itself. But the performance of the new MX Color Engine, which is up to 15 times faster, is simply sensational. GMG OpenColor and GMG ColorProof are an unbeatable combination.”
A new feature is the LAB-to-spectral conversion technology in GMG OpenColor. This allows LAB-based MX4 and ICC characterisation data and profiles to be imported and enables users to switch their entire proof production – including existing, older data – to the far more precise spectral calculation model, resulting in a more accurate prediction of overprinting spot and process colours.
Users can now use the Spot Color CxF export function to exchange spectral reference colour values from GMG OpenColor with other production tools and share them throughout the supply chain. In addition, GMG technology partners can access these special ink spectral values via the GMG OpenColor interface.
“With this update, GMG OpenColor users benefit from a central platform where all data and profiles for process characterisation and spot colours are stored. As a result, the same reference data source can be used for both proofing and colour conversions,” Zrenner said.