GMG Launches OpenColor 2.0

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GMG’s new OpenColor 2.0 has numerous new and optimised features embedded into a powerful new interface designed to make profiling more effortless and easy.

Simplicity is a challenge in a printing industry that is so incredibly challenging itself: the sheer variety of printing technologies, spot colours, substrates and number of inks trick packaging proofing into running a gauntlet of compromises. The overprinting behaviour and the interplay of inks printed on top of each other on the press posed a major problem that could not be accurately simulated by previous proof systems.

To answer the challenge of making packaging proofing simpler (and better), GMG OpenColor teamed up with the GMG proofing solution GMG ColorProof. Calculating high-precision profiles and automatically transferring them to GMG ColorProof for printing, GMG OpenColor turned out to be the missing component for seamless packaging proofing.

GMG OpenColor received the PIA InterTech™ Technology Award, FTA Technical Innovation Award and a Technical Innovation commendation from the European Rotogravure Association for its groundbreaking overprint prediction capabilities.

GMG OpenColor 2.0 takes a major step forward. ‘GMG OpenColor 2.0 is a substantial upgrade to our first release,’ said Victor Asseiceiro, Product Manager GMG OpenColor at GMG. ‘We conducted a number of customer interviews and leveraged information provided through our sales, service and support channels to help provide guidelines for this release. We feel very confident that we added and optimised features according to our target group’s needs and made the software easier to use.’

GMG OpenColor 2.0 comes with a completely redesigned user-centred interface. A project-based view allows more flexibility in handling measurement data and creating profiles, while at the same time providing more safety in terms of data control and transparency. Each packaging product can be managed via a project folder which holds all related information in one easily accessible place.

The centralised data management ensures accurate and consistent results even across multiple sites. Responding to the needs of production safety, GMG OpenColor 2.0 offers more control in terms of a publishing functionality so that only approved data and profiles proceed into production.

GMG OpenColor 2.0 comes with extensive correction tools for determining potential sources of error, optimising measurement data and editing profiles. All corrections are visualised in a live preview.