The highlight of GMG OpenColor 2.0.6 is the ability to dynamically create and deliver best-quality separation and preview profiles to Adobe Photoshop and PACKZ from HYBRID Software. For existing customers of OpenColor, the latest version offers a new function to calculate separations in a very flexible and convenient way via rules that can be applied to whole spot colour libraries for calculating the best matches for the separation.
GMG OpenColor is a profiling system that is easy and quick to use. It can characterise offset, flexo and gravure printing processes with 10+ colours of overprinting inks. It does so by applying mathematical models that predict the ink interplay for specific processes and substrates without requiring extensive fingerprint data. Even without any data, based on pure math, GMG OpenColor has the capability to predict process-specific ink overprints.
‘With GMG OpenColor, we are now able to create GMG DotProof profiles with spot colours for special substrates like foil or metal fast, achieving reliable colour matching results,’ noted Michael Guggemos, head of colour management at MCM Nägele GmbH & Co. Digital Repro KG.
GMG OpenColor’s rapid adoption by most of the major suppliers and brands worldwide is unprecedented and a strong endorsement of this exciting new technology. With GMG OpenColor 2.0.6, GMG is now taking the next step to open up new possibilities for third-party applications, including:
• Adobe Photoshop: With a direct connection to the GMG ColorPlugin integrated in Photoshop, GMG OpenColor 2.0.6 offers a new predictive, on-the-fly profiling for layers and/or selections, from CMYK to any combination of process colours and spot colours. The new OpenColor Preview function in Photoshop provides a colour-accurate preview with OpenColor prediction technology, so that all changes are immediately visualised. Profiling any channel change with a mouse click, GMG OpenColor turns difficult colour separation and re-separation tasks into simple ones that anyone can master.
• PACKZ: PACKZ is a PDF-based prepress tool suite for professional package and label production. GMG OpenColor can connect to PACKZ to bring dynamically created GMG profiles to another solution. PACKZ, with GMG OpenColor profiles, can easily re-separate jobs to reduce or optimise the number of plates on press (replacing magenta with a spot colour or separate spot colours and overprints to a seven-colour extended colour gamut printing process). These complex re-separation tasks, very difficult in the past, can now be achieved on the fly.