New GMG ColorServer 5.2 with GMG OpenColor

Three different solutions for the graphic arts industry

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The new GMG ColorServer 5.2

GMG ColorServer is now addressing an even broader user base and, therefore relies on three solutions for different areas of the graphic arts industry, ColorServer Conventional, ColorServer Digital and ColorServer Multicolor.

“We basically work very closely with our clients,” says Peter Schoeffler, responsible Product manager at GMG. “Customer feedback has shown that we can support users with different challenges much better with three tailor-made solutions. From now on, we are targeting the following market segments: conventional printing, digital printing with both CMYK and Multicolor presses, and we are addressing customers who print cross-process using spot colors – primarily from the packaging industry.”

All three solutions contain the award-winning profiling technology OpenColor, which is both simple and intuitive to use – even more so with SmartProfiler. Custom profiles are easily created to allow for unusual paper tones or adapting to printing processes such as flexo print. Another advantage is the central color database. The information stored here is not only used for data preparation, but it can also be called up by ColorProof. GMG ColorServer delivers automation and consistent results for all three segments.

ColorServer Conventional primarily ensures the efficient handling of third-party data – both in commercial printing and in CMYK packaging printing. Different input data are converted to any desired industry standard using the superior MX technology via a hot folder. As an integrated technology, GMG OpenColor also enables conversion to accommodate paper types that are not covered by common industry- or individual house standards. The functionality of GMG InkOptimizer is also part of the solution – saving ink and stabilizing the print process.

GMG ColorServer Digital is specifically aimed at customers with digital four-color presses. Large-format users and customers who work in the low-volume packaging sector, in commercial digital- or in personalized printing are addressed here. With the seamlessly integrated SmartProfiler, digital printing machines can now be fingerprinted very easily. And thanks to the direct connection to OpenColor, users benefit from the patented and award-winning profiling technology based on spectral measurement data.

ColorServer Multicolor primarily addresses users in the packaging industry. Digital printing is becoming increasingly important here. Instead of using spot colors, brand colors must now be displayed with a fixed ink set. “To achieve consistent results across all processes – digital and conventional – there is no way around ColorServer Multicolor,” explains Peter Schoeffler. “Jobs can now print on any press available, delivering welcome flexibility in the pressroom. And Multicolor creates opportunities: achieving increased vibrancy in images or accurately matching brand colors.” In addition to qualitative aspects, GMG also underlines the economic benefits of the new generation ColorServer. GMG promises to contribute significantly to increase the capacity of digital printing presses with ColorServer and to define the future of the entire industry with Multicolor.

GMG has created a website specifically for the future topic of Multicolor: multicolor.gmgcolor.com. Interested parties will find information and can register for a Multicolor webinar free of charge.

Further information on GMG ColorServer can be found at www.gmgcolor.com/products/colorserver and via the following e-mail address: info@gmgcolor.com.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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