Tuebingen (2 February 2012) – GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end colour management software solutions, is pleased to announce that Michael Farkas has been appointed to the new role of Marketing Director at GMG GmbH & Co. KG.

Michael joins GMG from IKEA where for nine years he was involved in developing the sophisticated and efficient workflow behind the IKEA catalogue, one of the world’s most demanding print production projects.

“Michael has substantial experience in international project management and business development and brings considerable energy and enthusiasm to GMG’s global marketing strategy. He also brings invaluable experience in the development and management of large-scale media projects and in the development of colour management and certified workflow concepts,” says Robert Weihing, Managing Director at GMG.

“From my experience at IKEA, I’ve come to know GMG as an impressive brand with a great team behind it and I’m very much looking forward to working with them to further realise the potential of GMG’s product range,” says Michael Farkas. “GMG is going from strength to strength and we have a busy year ahead, starting with a strong presence at FESPA Digital in Barcelona where we exhibit for the first time to launch a new production solution designed for the wide format graphics market.”

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About GMG: GMG is a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, founded in 1984 and located in Tuebingen, Germany. With more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, the GMG brand is synonymous with a guarantee for high-quality solutions for everything to do with color. GMG’s goal is to provide complete solutions for standardizing and simplifying the color management workflow in order to achieve consistent colors on all media types and with any printing technology. Today, more than 11,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe. These span a wide range of industries and application areas including advertising agencies, prepress houses, offset, flexo, packaging, digital, and large-format printers as well as international gravure printers. GMG is represented by branches and authorized dealers the world over.

About the GMG solutions: Based on the 4-D color-transformation engine, the proofing solution GMG ColorProof provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing devices to produce contract color proofs precisely matched to the printing process. GMG DotProof® enables users to generate contract quality halftone proofs, using the original bitmap data of the output RIP. GMG FlexoProof is specifically tailored to the needs of the packaging industry, simulating any kind of substrate structures and spot colors in the halftone proof. GMG ProofControl guarantees reliable and complete quality control of digital color proofs based on a defined standard. GMG ProofMedia is a range of proofing-specific substrates manufactured to strict tolerances specifically for color critical applications. www.proofr.com is an internet platform enabling online proofing services in GMG quality through a worldwide network of remote proofing locations. GMG ColorServer, with automatic hotfolder technology and based on the Adobe® PDF Library, provides fully automatic color conversions for all printing processes – CMYK-to-CMYK, RGB-to-CMYK and RGB-to-RGB. The GMG SmartProfiler wizard allows the profiling and calibration of different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and quickly. GMG InkOptimizer automatically reduces chromatic colors, thus providing cost savings by reducing unnecessary ink usage, along with better print stability on press. GMG FlowConnect enables the complete integration of the color management solutions GMG ColorServer and GMG InkOptimizer into current workflow systems. GMG PrintControl is an easy-to-use solution for standardizing printing presses and effective process control in the pressroom.

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