GMG has launched ColorMaster 2.0, which is ideal for those who create data from a wide variety of media and printing processes, or who oversee global print production in different countries with diverse print standards.

The software supplies predefined settings and optimised profiles for most popular target colour spaces. It also offers a colour space that covers all common printing gamuts.

ColorMaster helps to provide a color-accurate late-binding RGB-workflow, meaning that images are not converted from their RGB space until as late as possible. It is ideal for those who create data from a wide variety of media and printing processes, or who process printing data for production in different countries and have to consider different print and online standards, said Michael Farkas, GMG director of marketing It is a solution to a problem people have been talking about for twenty years. It offers the right way to work with RGB files in an effective and productive manner.

ColorMaster is a virtual colour space used as a preview profile for Photoshop or softproofing applications. By viewing an image in the ColorMaster colour space the content originator, typically a photographer, can detect problems in the light or tonal range early and make adjustments—for example, changing the light setting or applying colour corrections—before storing the image file into the database. Once the image has been retouched within the ColorMaster colour space, the ‘master’ RGB file can be output many times to any industry standard with confidence of its colour accuracy.

ColorMaster is process-neutral, making it an extremely flexible form of data storage. The workflow concept relies on the interlinking of GMG ColorServer for colour conversions, GMG ColorProof for the output of hard proofs, and GMG ProofControl for proof verification according to print standards. GMG ColorMaster supplies predefined settings and optimised profiles, making it very easy for the user to set up an automated workflow to convert images and pages from the ColorMaster standard to any international output standard. It offers a high degree of automation, where prepress departments can experience up to 50% time savings.