With a strong requirement to consistently match color between all promotional materials including those at the point of purchase, printers continue to look to color management systems to assure artwork matches corporate brand colors. Print service providers (PSPs) also rely on automated workflows to stay competitive and cost effective, and keep their digital presses running as much as possible. Partnering with Aurelon, GMG (www.gmgcolor.com), the leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, will feature PrintFactory Cloud—winner of coveted SGIA 2018 Product of the Year Award in the Software - Workflow/CIM/MRS category—, which provides a reliable system ensuring consistent print no matter where a file is printed, at booth 3191 during SGIA Expo 2018.
PrintFactory Cloud: an intuitive and future-proof workflow system
PrintFactory Cloud delivers on the promise of a simplified workflow process, which allows large format PSPs to operate under lights out automation. Giving PSP’s the ability to automatically schedule jobs, carry out production tasks in the cloud and intelligently calculate the most efficient nest to minimize waste, PrintFactory Cloud equips print shops with an intuitive and future-proof system that ensures businesses can run in the most efficient, reliable and cost effective way. PrintFactory Cloud’s features include:
• Dynamic nesting automation
• Browser-based dashboard offering full control over production process
• Quality control tools
• Industry 4.0 device integration
• Real-time reporting
• Job tracking with track and trace IDs
• Live MIS connector and extensive API to connect third party workflows
PrintFactory Cloud is offered at a SaaS fee model.
GMG ColorServer and GMG SmartProfiler: Delivering consistent, high quality color for wide format print
Print providers require that all digital presses on the plant floor output consistent color—on all substrates. GMG ColorServer provides a centralized system that ensures consistent, reliable color to the highest quality standards. GMG ColorServer’s automatic color conversion ensures consistent print results across all printing processes and substrates—industry or in-house standards. GMG ColorServer’s highly automated workflows can oversee color for every digital press on the floor, saving time and money. Separations and file conversions do not require an enormous amount of work because the fully integrated SmartProfiler allows any user to calibrate, recalibrate and profile digital and large format printing systems easily and without advanced color management knowledge.
GMG ColorProof: Keep the wide format production press printing
Printing a proof on a production inkjet printer is very inefficient. It delays income-generating work while a job is halted and one or two sheets of the test job are printed, usually on a different substrate to assure accuracy. Using a smaller, more affordable printer for proofs makes much more sense. For years, GMG ColorProof has been the preferred solution for efficient and safe contract proofing with exceptional color fidelity. Users can get started right away. They just print the first proof, select the printer, calibrate it, and are ready to go. To configure workflows more efficiently, spot color sets can be copied from one workflow or printer to another. It’s also possible to assign spot color sets to all connected printers, which enables users to keep their set-up easily synchronized to their spot color database. This saves time, especially for power users who use multiple printers and load balancing.
"GMG is prepared to demonstrate two prepress capabilities that are capable to print service providers: complete, automated workflow solutions and exceptional color accuracy. Specialty printers must deliver accurate and consistent color, while operating a prepress system that keeps up with faster digital presses and shortened deadlines,” explains Paulo Monteiro, VP Sales, GMG Americas. “Not only is it achievable—but it’s easy to do. We can show how GMG tools can make the process so much simpler.”