Tuebingen (4 May 2012) – Today at drupa GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, introduces GMG CoZone, a comprehensive web strategy, and an answer to soft proofing.

Experts will meet experts at GMG’s drupa booth B25 in Hall 4. Where the focus of interest is on color accuracy and reliable processes, the logical conclusion is to extend the decision-making process, involving all stakeholders. With GMG CoZone, all essential requirements for professional media and color management are deployed in the cloud.
Michael Farkas, Marketing Director at GMG, explains the overall objective of GMG’s web strategy  “GMG CoZone stands for transparent project control and reliable handling, available to all participants at all times. With CoZone Collaborate, we launch the first chapter of our GMG web strategy.”

Printing companies, prepress service providers, designers, agencies, brand manufacturers and publishing companies expect consistent results throughout the process chain. Reliable GMG hard proofs thus become essential to the overall process, ensuring data enters production without any flaws or color inconsistencies.

Unfortunately, many production processes are affected by operations that could be significantly streamlined and made more transparent with GMG CoZone. CoZone Collaborate allows users to track the status of a project and efficiently manage production processes.

GMG CoZone is modular in approach, building into a central solution for all essential process steps: color management, proofing, communication, and approval processes between different supply-chain partners and for different output formats.

The web-based platform requires no investment in locally-installed software or expensive high-end hardware. Furthermore, GMG not only guarantees permanent accessibility, but also provides the highest security standards to maintain privacy.

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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. 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. The GMG SmartProfiler wizard allows the profiling and calibration of different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and quickly. United in this one application, the GMG ProductionSuite offers the entire range of functions required today in a modern wide-format production environment: efficient job preparation, data preflight, color management, identical repetition, lower cost through reduced ink consumption, etc.

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