GMG launches advanced color solution for HP PageWide presses

GMG meeting standards for converters worldwide

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GMG advanced color solution

GMG, a provider of color management solutions for packaging and industrial printing, has launched a new solution, especially for HP PageWide corrugated presses. GMG’s color management solutions, most notably GMG ColorServer Multicolor, work seamlessly with the HP One Package Workflow Suite to enable converters to make a smooth transition into digital printing. GMG color management software is said to help converters deliver a high degree of color predictability, whether for print production of complex packaging or color proofing.

The new corrugated solution, designed in collaboration with HP, includes award-winning GMG color management software and proofing media, along with training and consulting to ensure a converter maximizes its potential with this GMG-HP solution.
Ghelfi Ondulati, operating an HP PageWide T1170 Press for high-volume corrugated packaging, has implemented the solution at its site in Italy.

“Moving to GMG color management allowed us to significantly simplify and automate the prepress workflow,” explains Luca Simoncini digital printing program manager, Ghelfi Ondulati. “The print output has become predictable and repeatable. I am convinced that this was a fundamental development in our project, and I hope that the collaboration between HP and GMG will strengthen the integration even more.”

GMG solutions, paired with HP print quality, claims to add proven value to a digital workflow. The new bundled solution offers HP PageWide users repeatable color results with a proof-to-press match. It aims to provide cost and time savings on test print runs and implementation of jobs, while increasing press capacity—making HP digital presses more profitable. It streamlines profiling and recalibration, while reducing make-ready time, automating data conversion, and satisfying customers through correct handling of color expectations.

GMG ColorServer is an important component of the GMG Corrugated Solution for HP. The solution claims that wherever the color management system is installed, it will deliver the same results from a production file—no matter the facility. The GMG Corrugated Solution for HP is said to assure maximum accuracy when converting data from conventionally produced jobs created with industry standards such as FOGRA39 and GRACoL to the color space of an HP digital press. GMG ColorProof aims to ensure reliability across a range of proofing—and measuring—devices in multiple locations, making it easy to achieve the same print results wherever an HP digital press is located.

“With our solutions for digital packaging printing, GMG customers can be confident in their color and data preparation—for conventional or digital printing. This brings them efficiencies and decreases make-ready efforts by 30-40%,” says Darrian Young, GMG global partnership manager.

“The GMG solution for HP PageWide C500 and T1100 series presses will enable our customers to meet the growing needs from brands to certify and comply to color standards, while opening new collaboration opportunities on color sensitive national and multi-national campaigns,” says Ran Lev, workflow solutions manager, HP PageWide Industrial, HP.

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