GMG Colorcard receives Printing United Alliance 2020 Award

GMG's third honor in two months

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GMG wins 2020 Printing United Alliance Product of the Year award

GMG has announced that GMG ColorCard has won a 2020 Printing United Alliance Product of the Year award in the Software—Color Enhancement category. This GMG ColorCard award joins the 2020 InterTech Technology Award and the 2020 Label Industry Global Award for Innovation for companies with up to 300 employees.

For non-output categories, Product of the Year entries were scored by a panel of judges, all experts within their respective realm of the printing industry. The diverse group of judges worked to identify the best products, many submitted in highly saturated categories.

Brands need to know how well their colors will match on press because different substrates and printing processes require different ink recipes to achieve the same brand color. Instead of ink drawdowns GMG ColorCard is a cloud-based software solution to digitally create and print color cards as visual ink color references based on spectral technology. It produces cards with just a few clicks in about three minutes, has digital precision and repeatability, and does not require special expertise.

When GMG develops new products, we always looks for new, influential applications where we can make life easier for anyone in the graphics production supply chain. What is exciting for us is that GMG ColorCard has now received honors from three different industry ’groups’, with focus in labels, general print, and the Product of the Year Award, Software—Color Enhancement, with a legacy in digital print,” comments Rainer Schmitt, GMG head of strategy and product management. “We are happy, once again, that GMG ColorCard is recognized for digitizing the color workflow in the ink kitchen, making it faster, more repeatable, and very economical.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

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