GMG has announced that DIC Colorcloud will be integrated with its award-winning OpenColor and ColorProof platforms.
GMG OpenColor was developed to facilitate high quality spot colour based proofing dedicated for packaging applications. It precisely predicts spot-to-process overprints and saves costs by reducing the number of press fingerprints or press trials required and reducing lengthy make-readies.
The core of this technology is based on spectral-based algorithms. Colour information selected through DIC ColorCloud contains spectral data of real inks. By adding spectral data of substrates and printing process information, customers can realise accurate colour reproduction and spot colour overprint prediction of the target colour using state-of-the-art inkjet printers paired with GMG Proofing Media.
GMG ColorProof has established itself as the most professional software solution for producing absolutely colour-accurate digital contract proofs. GMG ColorProof contains all the components needed for high-end proofing applications, including calibrations and colour profiles. The printing result is accurately simulated using GMG’s DeviceLink technology. By connecting several GMG ColorProof systems, the same spectral colour data can be reliably used for profiling and production at different company locations with consistent results.
With this new workflow utilising DIC ColorCloud, customers can gain unparalleled improvements in colour management among preproduction steps from concept, design and mock up, to prepress and printing. Thanks to DIC ColorCloud, all operators from planning to printing can reference and use the same spectral colour database and can share the same colour data, globally, no matter where they are.
Victor Asseiceiro, Director of the Packaging Business Unit at GMG commented, ‘We are excited to offer our packaging customers the ability to connect our award winning spectral proofing solution to DIC’s ColorCloud, which is being developed by one of the largest ink manufacturers in the world. One of the most difficult challenges facing brands is accurately and reliably communicating and providing spectral colour definitions to all players in the packaging supply chain. DIC ColorCloud and its integration within GMG products provides customers the most complete and accurate platform for colour proofing and management on the market today.’
The DIC ColorCloud service is scheduled to commence in 2015.